|1||Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.||return unto the LORD|
|2||After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.||the third day|
Then shall we know, if we
follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning;
and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former
rain unto the earth.
|4||O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away.|
|5||Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth.|
|6||For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.||mercy, and not sacrifice M913|
|7||But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me.|
|8||Gilead is a city of them that work iniquity, and is polluted with blood.|
|9||And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.|
|10||I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled.|
Also, O Judah, he hath set an
harvest for thee, when I returned the captivity of my people.
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