1‘Come, and let us turn back to יהוה. For He has torn but He does heal us, He has stricken but He binds us up.
2‘After two days He shall revive us, on the third day He shall raise us up, so that we live before Him.
3‘So let us know, let us pursue to know יהוה. His going forth is as certain as the morning. And He comes to us like the rain, like the latter rain watering the earth.’
4“Ephrayim, what would I do with you? Yehuḏah, what would I do with you? For your trustworthiness is like a morning cloud, and like the early dew it goes away.
5“Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets, I have slain them by the words of My mouth. And my right-rulings break forth as the light.
6“For I delight in kindness and not slaughtering, and in the knowledge of Elohim more than burnt offerings.
7“But like Aḏam they transgressed the covenant. There they acted treacherously against Me.
8“Gil‛aḏ is a city of workers of wickedness – tracked up with blood.
9“And as bands of robbers lie in wait for a man, so the company of priests murder on the way to Sheḵem, for they have done wickedness.
10“I have seen a horrible matter in the house of Yisra’ĕl: the whoring of Ephrayim is there, Yisra’ĕl is defiled.
11“Also, a harvest is appointed for you, O Yehuḏah, when I turn back the captivity of My people.