Zechariah 10 HNV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Ask of the LORD rain in the spring time, The LORD who makes storm clouds, And he gives rain showers to everyone for the plants in the field. 1 Ask the LORD for rain in the springtime; it is the LORD who makes the storm clouds. He gives showers of rain to men, and plants of the field to everyone.
2 For the terafim have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie; And they have told false dreams. They comfort in vain. Therefore they go their way like sheep. They are oppressed, because there is no shepherd. 2 The idols speak deceit, diviners see visions that lie; they tell dreams that are false, they give comfort in vain. Therefore the people wander like sheep oppressed for lack of a shepherd.
3 My anger is kindled against the shepherds, And I will punish the male goats; For the LORD of Hosts has visited his flock, the house of Yehudah, And will make them as his horse in the battle that he is proud of. 3 "My anger burns against the shepherds, and I will punish the leaders; for the LORD Almighty will care for his flock, the house of Judah, and make them like a proud horse in battle.
4 From him will come forth the corner-stone, From him the nail, From him the battle bow, From him every ruler together. 4 From Judah will come the cornerstone, from him the tent peg, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler.
5 They shall be as mighty men, Treading down muddy streets in the battle; And they shall fight, because the LORD is with them; And the riders on horses will be confounded. 5 Together they will be like mighty men trampling the muddy streets in battle. Because the LORD is with them, they will fight and overthrow the horsemen.
6 "I will strengthen the house of Yehudah, And I will save the house of Yosef, And I will bring them back; For I have mercy on them; And they will be as though I had not cast them off: For I am the LORD their God, and I will hear them. 6 "I will strengthen the house of Judah and save the house of Joseph. I will restore them because I have compassion on them. They will be as though I had not rejected them, for I am the LORD their God and I will answer them.
7 Efrayim will be like a mighty man, And their heart will rejoice as through wine; Yes, their children will see it, and rejoice. Their heart will be glad in the LORD. 7 The Ephraimites will become like mighty men, and their hearts will be glad as with wine. Their children will see it and be joyful; their hearts will rejoice in the LORD.
8 I will signal for them, and gather them; For I have redeemed them; And they will increase as they have increased. 8 I will signal for them and gather them in. Surely I will redeem them; they will be as numerous as before.
9 I will sow them among the peoples; And they will remember me in far countries; And they will live with their children, and will return. 9 Though I scatter them among the peoples, yet in distant lands they will remember me. They and their children will survive, and they will return.
10 I will bring them again also out of the land of Mitzrayim, And gather them out of Ashshur; And I will bring them into the land of Gil`ad and Levanon; And there won't be room enough for them. 10 I will bring them back from Egypt and gather them from Assyria. I will bring them to Gilead and Lebanon, and there will not be room enough for them.
11 He will pass through the sea of affliction, And will strike the waves in the sea, And all the depths of the Nile will dry up; And the pride of Ashshur will be brought down, And the scepter of Mitzrayim will depart. 11 They will pass through the sea of trouble; the surging sea will be subdued and all the depths of the Nile will dry up. Assyria's pride will be brought down and Egypt's scepter will pass away.
12 I will strengthen them in the LORD; And they will walk up and down in his name," says the LORD. 12 I will strengthen them in the LORD and in his name they will walk," declares the LORD.