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10 Pray to the Eternal, asking for rain in the spring;
    He is the One bringing the storm clouds.
He fills them with heavy rain,
    showers of rain for the plants of the field for everyone.
For household gods[a] speak nothing but tricks,
    diviners see deceptions, dreamers tell lies,
And all offer useless comfort.
    And so, the people wander without purpose,
Suffering like sheep because they have no shepherd.

Eternal One: My anger burns against these imitation shepherds,
        and I will bring punishment to those goats.

The Eternal, Commander of heavenly armies,
    brings caring to His flock, the people of Judah,
And will make them like His brave royal steed, arrayed for battle.

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  1. 10:2 Hebrew, teraphim

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