Zechariah 10
Orthodox Jewish Bible
1 Ask ye of Hashem rain in the time of the latter rain; from Hashem who makes the storm clouds, and gives them showers of rain, to every one esev [Gn 1:12] in the sadeh.

2 For the terafim (idols) have spoken aven (deceit, nothing), and the diviners [T.N. i.e., fortune tellers] envision sheker, and have told false chalomot (dreams); hevel is their comfort; therefore the people wander like sheep, oppressed for lack of a ro'eh (shepherd).

3 Mine anger was kindled against the ro'im (shepherds), and I punished the attudim (he-goats, leaders); for Hashem Tzva'os hath visited His eder (flock), Bais Yehudah, and hath made them like His majestic war horse.

4 From him [Yehudah] will come forth the Pinnah (Cornerstone, T.N. i.e., Moshiach, Isaiah 28:16; 49:10), from him, the Yated (Tent Peg, support, i.e. leader of the people, Isaiah 22:23-24), from him, the Keshet Milchamah (battle bow, Tehillim 45:5), from him every ruler.

5 Together they [Bais Yehudah, (10:3)] shall be like gibborim, which tread down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the milchamah; and they shall fight, because Hashem is with them, and they shall overthrow the riders on susim.

6 And I will strengthen the Bais Yehudah, and I will save the Bais Yosef, and I will restore them; for I have rachamim upon them; and they shall be as though I had not rejected them; for I am Hashem Eloheihem, and I will answer them.

7 And they of Ephrayim shall be like a gibbor (mighty man), and their lev shall have simcha as through yayin; yea, their banim shall see, and have simcha, and their lev shall rejoice in Hashem.

8 I will whistle for them, and I will gather them in; for I have redeemed them; and they shall multiply as they have multiplied.

9 And I will sow them among the peoples; and they shall remember Me in far countries; and they shall survive and live with their banim, and they will return.

10 I will bring them back again also out of Eretz Mitzrayim, and gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the Eretz Gil`ad and Levanon; until no more room shall be found for them.

11 And He [Hashem] shall pass through the yam of tzarah, and shall strike the waves in the yam, and all the depths of the Nile shall dry up; and the ga'on (pride) of Assyria shall be cast down, and the shevet (scepter, T.N. i.e., power) of Mitzrayim shall depart.

12 And I will strengthen them [Ephrayim (10:7)] in Hashem; and they shall walk in Shmo (His Name), saith Hashem.

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