- Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain, even of the LORD that maketh lightnings;
and He will give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.
- For the teraphim have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and the dreams speak falsely, they comfort in vain;
therefore they go their way like sheep, they are afflicted, because there is no shepherd.
- Mine anger is kindled against the shepherds, and I will punish the he-goats;
for the LORD of hosts hath remembered His flock the house of Judah, and maketh them as His majestic horse in the battle.
- Out of them shall come forth the corner-stone, out of them the stake, out of them the battle bow, out of them every master together.
- And they shall be as mighty men, treading down in the mire of the streets in the battle, and they shall fight, because the LORD is with them;
and the riders on horses shall be confounded.
- And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them back, for I have compassion upon them, and they shall be as though I had not cast them off;
for I am the LORD their God, and I will hear them.
- And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as through wine;
yea, their children shall see it, and rejoice, their heart shall be glad in the LORD.
- I will hiss for them, and gather them, for I have redeemed them;
and they shall increase as they have increased.
- And I will sow them among the peoples, and they shall remember Me in far countries;
and they shall live with their children, and shall return.
- I will bring them back also out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out of Assyria;
and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon;
and place shall not suffice them.
- And over the sea affliction shall pass, and the waves shall be smitten in the sea, and all the depths of the Nile shall dry up;
and the pride of Assyria shall be brought down, and the sceptre of Egypt shall depart away.
- And I will strengthen them in the LORD;
and they shall walk up and down in His name, saith the LORD.