Hosea 14:5-85 a I will be like the dew to Israel;
b he shall blossom like the lily;
he shall take root like the trees c of Lebanon;
6his shoots shall spread out;
his beauty shall be d like the olive,
and his fragrance like Lebanon.
7They shall return and e dwell beneath my ▼
they shall flourish like the grain;
they shall blossom like the vine;
their fame shall be like the wine of Lebanon.
8 O g Ephraim, what have I to do with idols?
It is I who answer and look after you. ▼
I am like an evergreen cypress;
i from me comes your fruit.
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