Zechariah 10

The Restoration for Judah and Israel

1 Ask a the LORD for b rain
In c the time of the 1 latter rain. 2
The LORD will make 3 flashing clouds;
He will give them showers of rain,
Grass in the field for everyone.
2 For the d idols 4 speak delusion;
The diviners envision e lies,
And tell false dreams;
They f comfort in vain.
Therefore the people wend their way like g sheep;
They are 5 in trouble h because there is no shepherd.

3 "My anger is kindled against the i shepherds,
j And I will punish the 6 goatherds.
For the LORD of hosts k will visit His flock,
The house of Judah,
And l will make them as His royal horse in the battle.
4 From him comes m the cornerstone,
From him n the tent peg,
From him the battle bow,
From him every 7 ruler 7 together.
5 They shall be like mighty men,
Who o tread down their enemies
In the mire of the streets in the battle.
They shall fight because the LORD is with them,
And the riders on horses shall be put to shame.

6 "I will strengthen the house of Judah,
And I will save the house of Joseph.
p I will bring them back,
Because I q have mercy on them.
They shall be as though I had not cast them aside;
For I am the LORD their God,
And I r will hear them.
7 Those of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man,
And their s heart shall rejoice as if with wine.
Yes, their children shall see it and be glad;
Their heart shall rejoice in the LORD.

8 I will t whistle for them and gather them,
For I will redeem them;
u And they shall increase as they once increased.
9 "I v will 9 sow them among the peoples,
And they shall w remember Me in far countries;
They shall live, together with their children,
And they shall return.
10 x I will also bring them back from the land of Egypt,
And gather them from Assyria.
I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon,
y Until no more room is found for them.
11 z He shall pass through the sea with affliction,
And strike the waves of the sea:
All the depths of 10 the River 11 shall dry up.
Then a the pride of Assyria shall be brought down,
And b the scepter of Egypt shall depart.
12 "So I will strengthen them in the LORD,
And c they shall walk up and down in His name,"
Says the LORD.

  1. Cross References
    Jeremiah 14:22
    Are there any among the idols of the nations that can cause rain? Or can the heavens give showers? Are You not He, O LORD our God? Therefore we will wait for You, Since You have made all these.
  2. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 11:13
    And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love the LORD your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.
    Deuteronomy 11:14
    Then I will give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil.
  3. Cross References
    Joel 2:23
    Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the LORD your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you - The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month.
  4. Cross References
    Jeremiah 10:8
    But they are altogether dull-hearted and foolish; A wooden idol is a worthless doctrine.
  5. Cross References
    Jeremiah 27:9
    'Therefore do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your dreamers, your soothsayers, or your sorcerers, who speak to you, saying, "You shall not serve the king of Babylon."
    Ezekiel 13:1
    And the word of the LORD came to me, saying.
  6. Cross References
    Job 13:4
    But you forgers of lies, You are all worthless physicians.
  7. Cross References
    Jeremiah 50:6
    My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have led them astray; They have turned them away on the mountains. They have gone from mountain to hill; They have forgotten their resting place.
    Jeremiah 50:17
    "Israel is like scattered sheep; The lions have driven him away. First the king of Assyria devoured him; Now at last this Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has broken his bones."
  8. Cross References
    Ezekiel 34:5 - 8
    So they were scattered because there was no shepherd; and they became food for all the beasts of the field when they were scattered.
    Matthew 9:36
    But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.
    Mark 6:34
    And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things.
  9. Cross References
    Jeremiah 25:34 - 36
    Wail, shepherds, and cry! Roll about in the ashes, You leaders of the flock! For the days of your slaughter and your dispersions are fulfilled; You shall fall like a precious vessel.
    Ezekiel 34:2
    Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD to the shepherds: "Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks?
    Zechariah 11:17
    "Woe to the worthless shepherd, Who leaves the flock! A sword shall be against his arm And against his right eye; His arm shall completely wither, And his right eye shall be totally blinded."
  10. Cross References
    Ezekiel 34:17
    And as for you, O My flock, thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I shall judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and goats.
  11. Cross References
    Luke 1:68
    Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited and redeemed His people.
  12. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 1:9
    I have compared you, my love, To my filly among Pharaoh's chariots.
  13. Cross References
    Isaiah 28:16
    Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, A tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; Whoever believes will not act hastily.
  14. Cross References
    Isaiah 22:23
    I will fasten him as a peg in a secure place, And he will become a glorious throne to his father's house.
  15. Cross References
    Psalms 18:42
    Then I beat them as fine as the dust before the wind; I cast them out like dirt in the streets.
  16. Cross References
    Jeremiah 3:18
    In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given as an inheritance to your fathers.
    Ezekiel 37:21
    Then say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land.
  17. Cross References
    Hosea 1:7
    Yet I will have mercy on the house of Judah, Will save them by the LORD their God, And will not save them by bow, Nor by sword or battle, By horses or horsemen.
    Zechariah 1:16
    'Therefore thus says the LORD: "I am returning to Jerusalem with mercy; My house shall be built in it," says the LORD of hosts, "And a surveyor's line shall be stretched out over Jerusalem."'
  18. Cross References
    Zechariah 13:9
    I will bring the one -third through the fire, Will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them. I will say, 'This is My people'; And each one will say, 'The LORD is my God.'
  19. Cross References
    Psalms 104:15
    And wine that makes glad the heart of man, Oil to make his face shine, And bread which strengthens man's heart.
  20. Cross References
    Isaiah 5:26
    He will lift up a banner to the nations from afar, And will whistle to them from the end of the earth; Surely they shall come with speed, swiftly.
  21. Cross References
    Isaiah 49:19
    For your waste and desolate places, And the land of your destruction, Will even now be too small for the inhabitants; And those who swallowed you up will be far away.
    Ezekiel 36:37
    Thus says the Lord GOD: "I will also let the house of Israel inquire of Me to do this for them: I will increase their men like a flock.
    Zechariah 2:4
    Who said to him, "Run, speak to this young man, saying: 'Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls, because of the multitude of men and livestock in it.
  22. Cross References
    Hosea 2:23
    Then I will sow her for Myself in the earth, And I will have mercy on her who had not obtained mercy; Then I will say to those who were not My people, 'You are My people!' And they shall say, 'You are my God!'
  23. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 30:1
    Now it shall come to pass, when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the LORD your God drives you.
  24. Cross References
    Isaiah 11:11
    It shall come to pass in that day That the Lord shall set His hand again the second time To recover the remnant of His people who are left, From Assyria and Egypt, From Pathros and Cush, From Elam and Shinar, From Hamath and the islands of the sea.
    Hosea 11:11
    They shall come trembling like a bird from Egypt, Like a dove from the land of Assyria. And I will let them dwell in their houses," Says the LORD.
  25. Cross References
    Isaiah 49:19
    For your waste and desolate places, And the land of your destruction, Will even now be too small for the inhabitants; And those who swallowed you up will be far away.
    Isaiah 49:20
    The children you will have, After you have lost the others, Will say again in your ears, 'The place is too small for me; Give me a place where I may dwell.
  26. Cross References
    Isaiah 11:15
    The LORD will utterly destroy the tongue of the Sea of Egypt; With His mighty wind He will shake His fist over the River, And strike it in the seven streams, And make men cross over dry-shod.
  27. Cross References
    Isaiah 14:25
    That I will break the Assyrian in My land, And on My mountains tread him underfoot. Then his yoke shall be removed from them, And his burden removed from their shoulders.
    Zephaniah 2:13
    And He will stretch out His hand against the north, Destroy Assyria, And make Nineveh a desolation, As dry as the wilderness.
  28. Cross References
    Ezekiel 30:13
    Thus says the Lord GOD: "I will also destroy the idols, And cause the images to cease from Noph; There shall no longer be princes from the land of Egypt; I will put fear in the land of Egypt.
  29. Cross References
    Micah 4:5
    For all people walk each in the name of his god, But we will walk in the name of the LORD our God Forever and ever.
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