1[2] O Yisroel, return unto Hashem Eloheicha; for thy downfall hast been thine avon (iniquity). 2[3] Take devarim (words) with you, and turn to Hashem; say unto Him, Take away avon (iniquity), and receive us graciously that we may render the sacrifices of our lips.[MJ 13:15] 3[4] Assyria shall not save us; we will not ride upon susim; neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are Eloheinu; for in Thee the yatom (orphan) findeth compassion. 4[5] I will heal their meshuvah (backsliding); I will love them freely; for Mine anger is turned away from him. 5[6] I will be as the tal (dew) unto Yisroel: he shall blossom as the lily, and strike root as Levanon. 6[7] His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the zayit (olive tree), and his hod (splendor) as Levanon. 7[8] They that dwell under his tzel (shade) shall return; they shall revive as the dagan, and grow as the gefen; the remembrance thereof shall be as the yayin of Levanon. 8[9] Ephrayim shall say, What have I to do any more with atzabim? It is I who answer and look after him; I am like an evergreen cypress. From Me is thy p'ri found. 9[10] Who is chacham, and he shall have binah of these things? Prudent, and he shall know them? For the Darkhei Hashem are right, and the tzaddikim shall walk in them; but the poshe'im (transgressors) shall fall therein.
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