Ask3 ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; [so] the LORD shall make6 bright clouds, and give4 them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.
For the idols have spoken14 vanity, and the diviners6 have seen1 a lie, and have told17 false dreams; they comfort17 in vain: therefore they went1 their way as a flock, they were troubled,4 because [there was] no shepherd.6
Mine anger was kindled1 against the shepherds,6 and I punished4 the goats: for the LORD of hosts hath visited1 his flock the house of Judah, and hath made1 them as his goodly horse in the battle.
Out of him came forth4 the corner, out of him the nail, out of him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor6 together.
And they shall be as mighty [men], which tread down6 [their enemies] in the mire of the streets in the battle: and they shall fight,8 because the LORD [is] with them, and the riders6 on horses shall be confounded.52
And I will strengthen14 the house of Judah, and I will save55 the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place52 them; for I have mercy14 upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them off:1 for I [am] the LORD their God, and will hear4 them.
And [they of] Ephraim shall be like a mighty [man], and their heart shall rejoice1 as through wine: yea, their children shall see4 [it], and be glad;1 their heart shall rejoice4 in the LORD.
I will hiss4 for them, and gather17 them; for I have redeemed1 them: and they shall increase1 as they have increased.1
And I will sow4 them among the people: and they shall remember4 me in far countries; and they shall live1 with their children, and turn again.1
I will bring them again52 also out of the land of Egypt, and gather17 them out of Assyria; and I will bring55 them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon; and [place] shall not be found11 for them.
And he shall pass1 through the sea with affliction, and shall smite52 the waves in the sea, and all the deeps of the river shall dry up:52 and the pride of Assyria shall be brought down,90 and the sceptre of Egypt shall depart away.4
And I will strengthen14 them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down101 in his name, saith7 the LORD.