|1||O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.|
|2||Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.|
Asshur shall not save us; we will
not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our
hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.
|4||I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.|
|5||I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.||as the dew|
|6||His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon.|
|7||They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.|
|8||Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. From me is thy fruit found.|
wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall
know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall
walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.
|Who is wise ways of the LORD|
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