God Will Bless Judah and Ephraim
Ask rain from the LORD
at the time of the spring rain
who makes the storm clouds;
And He will give them showers of rain, vegetation in the field to each
For the teraphim speak iniquity,
And the diviners see lying visions
And tell false dreams;
They comfort in vain.
Therefore the people
wander like sheep,
They are afflicted, because there is no shepherd.
My anger is kindled against the shepherds,
And I will punish the male goats;
For the LORD
of hosts has visited His flock, the house of Judah,
And will make them like His majestic horse in battle.
From them will come the cornerstone,
From them the tent peg,
From them the bow of battle,
From them every ruler, all
of them together.
They will be as mighty men,
Treading down the enemy
in the mire of the streets in battle;
And they will fight, for the LORD will be
And the riders on horses will be put to shame.
I will strengthen the house of Judah,
And I will save the house of Joseph,
And I will bring them back,
Because I have had compassion on them;
And they will be as though I had not rejected them,
For I am the LORD
their God and I will answer them.
Ephraim will be like a mighty man,
And their heart will be glad as if from
Indeed, their children will see it
and be glad,
Their heart will rejoice in the LORD
I will whistle for them to gather them together,
For I have redeemed them;
And they will be as numerous as they were before.
When I scatter them among the peoples,
They will remember Me in far countries,
And they with their children will live and come back.
I will bring them back from the land of Egypt
And gather them from Assyria;
And I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon
Until no room
can be found for them.
And they will pass through the sea of
And He will strike the waves in the sea,
So that all the depths of the Nile will dry up;
And the pride of Assyria will be brought down
And the scepter of Egypt will depart.
And I will strengthen them in the LORD
And in His name they will walk, declares the LORD