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The Lord’s Care for Judah

10 “Ask the Lord for rain in the spring[a]
    the Lord who fashions lightning thunderstorms,
giving rain showers to mankind[b]
    along with grain in the fields.[c]
Truly the family idols[d] talk nonsense
    and the diviners discern lies,
        describing delusional dreams.
Since their comfort is vacuous,
    they wander off on their own like sheep,
        because there is no shepherd.

“Against the shepherds my anger rises—
    I am punishing the leaders[e] also,
because the Lord of the Heavenly Armies has visited his flock, the house of Judah,
    appointing them as his royal war horse for battle.

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  1. Zechariah 10:1 Lit. the season of the latter rain; i.e. the March and April rains
  2. Zechariah 10:1 Lit. them
  3. Zechariah 10:1 Lit. fields to a man
  4. Zechariah 10:2 Lit. the teraphim; i.e. household images apparently used for divination
  5. Zechariah 10:3 Lit. rams

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