Hosea 6

Israel and Judah are Unrepentant

Come, let us return to the LORD. For He has torn us to pieces, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bind up our wounds. After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His presence. So let us know— let us press on to know the LORD. As surely as the sun rises, He will appear; He will come to us like the rain, like the spring showers that water the earth. What shall I do with you, O Ephraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? For your loyalty is like a morning mist, like the early dew that vanishes. Therefore I have hewn [them] by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of My mouth, and My judgments go forth like lightning. For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings. But they, like Adam, have transgressed
Or As at Adam, they have transgressed
the covenant; there they were unfaithful to Me.
Gilead is a city of evildoers, tracked with footprints of blood. Like raiders who lie in ambush, [so does] a band of priests; they murder on the way to Shechem; surely they have committed atrocities. 10  In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing: There Ephraim practices prostitution [and] Israel is defiled. 11  Also for you, O Judah, a harvest is appointed, when I will restore My people from captivity.
Or restore the fortunes of My people
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