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 1 Israel, return to Yahweh your God;

 for you have fallen because of your sin.


 2 Take words with you

 and return to Yahweh.

 Tell him, “Forgive all our sins,

 and accept what is good,

 so we offer our lips like bulls.


 3 Assyria cannot save us.

 We will not ride on horses,

 nor will we say any more

 to the work of our hands, ‘Our gods!’

 for in you the fatherless one finds mercy.”


I will heal their waywardness.

 I will love them freely,

 for my anger is turned away from him.


 5 I will be like the dew to Israel.

 He will blossom like the lily

 and send down his roots like Lebanon.


 6 His branches will spread,

 and his beauty will be like the olive tree,

 and his fragrance like Lebanon.


 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.


Ephraim, what have I to do any more with idols?

 I answer, and will take care of him.

 I am like a green fir tree;

 from me your fruit is found.


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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