1. Ask rain from the LORD in the time of the latter rain; the LORD Who makes storm clouds, and gives them showers of rain, and to every one vegetation in the field,
2. For the household idols speak lawlessness, and the diviners have seen a lie and have told false dreams. They comfort in vain; therefore they wandered like sheep; they were afflicted because there was no shepherd.
3. “My anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I will punish the he-goats; for the LORD of hosts has visited His flock, the house of Judah, and has made them as His beautiful horse in battle.
4. Out of them came forth the cornerstone; out of them the tent peg; out of them the battle bow; out of them every master together.
5. And they shall be like mighty ones who trample down their enemies in the mud of the streets in the battle. And they shall fight because the LORD is with them, and they shall make the riders on horses ashamed.
6. And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will return to save them; for I have mercy upon them. And they shall be as though I had not cast them off; for I am the LORD their God, and I will answer them.
7. And Ephraim shall be like a mighty one, and their heart shall rejoice as through wine. And their children shall see and be glad; their heart shall rejoice in the LORD.
8. I will signal for them and gather them; for I have redeemed them. And they shall increase as they formerly increased.
9. And I will sow them among the people, and they shall remember Me in distant countries; and they shall live with their children and they shall return.
10. I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and I will gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon; until no more room shall be found for them.
11. And they shall pass through the sea of affliction, and shall strike the waves of the sea; and all the depths of the Nile shall dry up. And the pride of Assyria shall be humbled, and the scepter of Egypt shall depart away.
12. And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in His name,” says the LORD.
HNcmsafrom the LORDH3068
HRHNpin the timeH6256
HRHNcbscof the latter rain;H4456
HCHNcmscand to every oneH376
HNcmsain the field,H7704
HCthe household idolsH8655
HNcmsaand the divinersH7080
HNcmsaand have toldH1696
HNcbsathey were afflictedH6031
HCthere was noH369
HTdHVqrmpaand I will punishH6485
HNpand has madeH7760
HToHSp3mpas His beautifulH1935
Out of themH4480
HNcfsaout of themH4480
HRHSp1cpthe tent peg;H3489
HNcfsaout of themH4480
HNcfscout of themH4480
And they shall beH1961
HCHVqp3cplike mighty onesH1368
HRHAampawho trample downH947
HVqrmpatheir enemies in the mudH2916
HRHNcmscof the streetsH2351
HNcmpain the battle.H4421
HRdHNcfsaAnd they shall fightH3898
HRHSp3mpand they shall make the ridersH7392
And I will strengthenH1396
HCHToI will saveH3467
HNpand I will return to save them;H7725
HCI have mercy upon them.H7355
HVpp1csHSp3mpAnd they shall beH1961
HRHTrI had notH3808
HTncast them off;H2186
HNcmpcHSp3mpand I will answer them.H6030
HCHVqp3cplike a mighty one,H1368
HRHAamscand their heartH3820
HNcmsaAnd their childrenH1121
HVqi3mpand be glad;H8055
HVqi3msin the LORD.H3068
I will signalH8319
HRHSp3mpand gather them;H6908
HCI have redeemed them.H6299
HVqp1csHSp3mpAnd they shall increaseH7235
HRthey formerly increased.H7235
And I will sowH2232
HCHVqi1csHSp3mpthem among the people,H5971
HRdHNcmpaand they shall remember MeH2142
HVqi3mpHSp1csin distant countries;H4801
HCHRdHNcmpaand they shall liveH2421
HNcmpcHSp3mpand they shall return.H7725
I will bring themH7725
HCHVhp1csHSp3mpagain also out of the landH776
HNpand I will gather themH6908
HVpi1csHSp3mpout of Assyria;H804
HCHRHNpand I will bringH935
HCHTnmore room shall be foundH4672
And they shall pass throughH5674
HNcfsaand shall strikeH5221
HNcmpaof the sea;H3220
HNcfpcof the NileH2975
HNpshall dry up.H3001
HCHVhp3cpAnd the prideH1347
HNpshall be humbled,H3381
HCHVHp3msand the scepterH7626
HNpshall depart away.H5493
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