Hosea 6

Israel and Judah Are Unrepentant

1 Come, let us areturn to the  Lord;
for bhe has torn us, that he may heal us;
he has struck us down, and che will bind us up.
2After two days dhe will revive us;
on the third day he will raise us up,
that we may live before him.
3 eLet us know; flet us press on to know the  Lord;
ghis going out is sure as the dawn;
he will come to us has the showers,
ias the spring rains that water the earth.”
4 What shall I do with you, jO kEphraim?
What shall I do with you, O lJudah?
Your love is mlike a morning cloud,
nlike the dew that goes early away.
5Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets;
I have slain them oby the words of my mouth,
and my judgment goes forth as the light.
6For pI desire steadfast love
Septuagint mercy
and not sacrifice,
rthe knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
7 But slike Adam they ttransgressed the covenant;
uthere they dealt faithlessly with me.
8 vGilead is a city of evildoers,
wtracked with blood.
9As robbers xlie in wait for a man,
so the priests band together;
they murder on the way to yShechem;
they commit villainy.
10In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing;
zEphraim’s whoredom is there; aaIsrael is defiled.
11 For you also, O abJudah, aca harvest is appointed,
when adI restore the fortunes of my people.
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