1 Petite a Domino pluviam in tempore pluviae serotinae. Dominus facit fulgura et pluviam imbris dabit eis, singulis herbam in agro.
2 Quia theraphim loquuntur inania, et divini vident mendacium, et somnia loquuntur vana, vane consolantur; idcirco migrant quasi grex, affliguntur, quia non est eis pastor.
3 Super pastores iratus est furor meus, et super hircos visitabo: certe visitat Dominus exercituum gregem suum, domum Iudae, et faciet eos quasi equum gloriae suae in bello.
4 Ex ipso angulus, ex ipso paxillus, ex ipso arcus proelii, ex ipso egredietur omnis exactor simul.
5 Et erunt quasi fortes conculcantes lutum viarum in proelio et bellabunt, quia Dominus cum eis; et confundentur ascensores equorum.
6 Et confortabo domum Iudae et domum Ioseph salvabo et reducam eos, quia miserebor eorum; et erunt, sicut non proiecissem eos: ego enim Dominus Deus eorum et exaudiam eos.
7 Et erunt quasi fortes Ephraim, et laetabitur cor eorum quasi a vino, et filii eorum videbunt et laetabuntur, et exsultabit cor eorum in Domino.
8 Sibilabo eis et congregabo illos, quia redemi eos, et multi erunt, sicut multi ante fuerant.
9 Et seminabo eos in populis, et de longe recordabuntur mei; et alent filios suos et revertentur.
10 Et reducam eos de terra Aegypti et de Assyria congregabo eos et ad terram Galaad et Libani adducam eos, et non invenietur eis locus.
11 Et transibunt per mare angustiae, et percutiet in mari fluctus, et exiccabuntur omnia profunda fluminis; et humiliabitur superbia Assyriae, et sceptrum Aegypti recedet.
12 Confortabo eos in Domino, et in nomine eius ambulabunt", dicit Dominus.
King James Version
1 Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.
2 For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd.
3 Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished the goats: for the LORD of hosts hath visited his flock the house of Judah, and hath made them as his goodly horse in the battle.
4 Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor together.
5 ¶ And they shall be as mighty men, which tread down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle: and they shall fight, because the LORD is with them, and the riders on horses shall be confounded.
6 And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them; for I have mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am the LORD their God, and will hear them.
7 And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as through wine: yea, their children shall see it, and be glad; their heart shall rejoice in the LORD.
8 I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them: and they shall increase as they have increased.
9 And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and turn again.
10 I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon; and place shall not be found for them.
11 And he shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall smite the waves in the sea, and all the deeps of the river shall dry up: and the pride of Assyria shall be brought down, and the sceptre of Egypt shall depart away.
12 And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the LORD.