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Hosea 14

Hosea 14:1  
Israel, return to Yahweh your God; for you have fallen because of your sin.

Hosea 14:2  
Take words with you, and return to Yahweh. Tell him, “Forgive all our sins, and accept that which is good; so we offer bulls as we vowed of our lips.

Hosea 14:3  
Assyria can’t save us. We won’t ride on horses; neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, ‘Our gods!’ for in you the fatherless finds mercy.”

Hosea 14:4  
“I will heal their waywardness. I will love them freely; for my anger is turned away from them.

Hosea 14:5  
I will be like the dew to Israel. He will blossom like the lily, and send down his roots like Lebanon.

Hosea 14:6  
His branches will spread, and his beauty will be like the olive tree, and his fragrance like Lebanon.

Hosea 14:7  
Men will dwell in his shade. They will revive like the grain, and blossom like the vine. Their fragrance will be like the wine of Lebanon.

Hosea 14:8  
Ephraim, what have I to do any more with idols? I answer, and will take care of him. I am like a green cypress tree; from me your fruit is found.”

Hosea 14:9  
Who is wise, that he may understand these things? Who is prudent, that he may know them? For the ways of Yahweh are right, and the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.


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