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Hosea 6

Hosea 6:1  
Come, let us go back to the Lord; for he has given us wounds and he will make us well; he has given blows and he will give help.

Hosea 6:2  
After two days he will give us life, and on the third day he will make us get up, and we will be living before him.

Hosea 6:3  
And let us have knowledge, let us go after the knowledge of the Lord; his going out is certain as the dawn, his decisions go out like the light; he will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth.

Hosea 6:4  
O Ephraim, what am I to do to you? O Judah, what am I to do to you? For your love is like a morning cloud, and like the dew which goes early away.

Hosea 6:5  
So I have had it cut in stones; I gave them teaching by the words of my mouth;

Hosea 6:6  
Because my desire is for mercy and not offerings; for the knowledge of God more than for burned offerings.

Hosea 6:7  
But like a man, they have gone against the agreement; there they were false to me.

Hosea 6:8  
Gilead is a town of evil-doers, marked with blood.

Hosea 6:9  
And like a band of thieves waiting for a man, so are the priests watching secretly the way of those going quickly to Shechem, for they are working with an evil design.

Hosea 6:10  
In Israel I have seen a very evil thing; there false ways are seen in Ephraim, Israel is unclean;

Hosea 6:11  
And Judah has put up disgusting images for himself.

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