A Plea to Repent
1Israel, return to Yahweh your God, #Hs 6:1|NoBook| 10:12|NoBook| 12:6
for you have stumbled in your sin. #Hs 4:8|NoBook| 5:5|NoBook| 9:7
2Take words of repentance with you #Mc 7:18-19
and return to the Lord.
Say to Him: “Forgive all our sin
and accept what is good,
so that we may repay You
with praise # LXX reads with the fruit from our # Lit repay the bulls of our lips. #Heb 13:15
3Assyria will not save us, #Hs 5:13
we will not ride on horses, #Is 31:1
and we will no longer proclaim, ‘Our gods! ’ #Hs 4:12
to the work of our hands. #Hs 8:6|NoBook| 13:2
For the fatherless receives compassion in You.” #Ps 68:5
A Promise of Restoration
4I will heal their apostasy; #Is 57:18Hs 6:1
I will freely love them, #Zph 3:17
for My anger will have turned from him. #Is 12:1
5I will be like the dew to Israel; #Is 26:19
he will blossom like the lily #Sg 2:1Mt 6:28
and take root like the cedars of Lebanon. #Is 35:2
6His new branches will spread,
and his splendor will be like the olive tree, #Jr 11:16
his fragrance, like the forest of Lebanon. #Sg 4:11
7The people will return and live beneath his shade. #Ezk 17:23
They will grow grain #Hs 2:21-22
and blossom like the vine.
His renown will be like the wine of Lebanon.
8Ephraim, why should I # LXX reads he have anything more
to do with idols? #Jb 34:32
It is I who answer and watch over him.
I am like a flourishing pine tree; #Is 41:19
your fruit comes from Me. #Ezk 17:13
9Let whoever is wise #Ps 107:43Jr 9:12 understand these things,
and whoever is insightful recognize them.
For the ways of the Lord are right, #Ps 111:7-8Zph 3:5
and the righteous walk in them, #Is 26:7
but the rebellious stumble in them. #Is 1:28