10 Ask rain bfrom the Lord
in the season of cthe spring rain,
from the Lord dwho makes the storm clouds,
and ehe will give them showers of rain,
hthey tell false dreams
Therefore ithe people wander like sheep;
3 j“My anger is hot against the shepherds,
for lthe Lord of hosts cares for his flock, the house of Judah,
4 From him shall come mthe cornerstone,
from him nthe tent peg,
from him every ruler—oall of them together.
ptrampling the foe in the mud of the streets;
and they shall put to shame qthe riders on horses.
6 r“I will strengthen the house of Judah,
and sI will save the house of Joseph.
for vI am the Lord their God and I will answer them.
and wtheir hearts shall be glad as with wine.
and zthey shall be as many as they were before.
9 aThough I scattered them among the nations,
yet in far countries bthey shall remember me,
10 cI will bring them home from the land of Egypt,
and dI will bring them to the land of Gilead and to Lebanon,
etill there is no room for them.
11 fHe shall pass through the sea of troubles
gand all the depths of the Nile shall be dried up.
and hthe scepter of Egypt shall depart.
12 iI will make them strong in the Lord,
and jthey shall walk in his name,”