Hosea 61Come, and let us return to the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. 2After two days will he revive us: in the third day will he raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. 3Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come to us as the rain, as the latter and former rain to the earth. 4O Ephraim, what shall I do to thee? O Judah, what shall I do to thee? for your goodness is as the morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away. ▼
▼goodness: or, mercy, or, kindness5Therefore 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. ▼
▼and...: or, that thy judgments might be, etc6For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. 7But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me. ▼
▼men: or, Adam8Gilead is a city of them that work iniquity, and is polluted with blood. ▼
▼polluted: or, cunning for9And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness. ▼
▼by...: Heb. with one shoulder, or, to Shechem, ▼
▼lewdness: or, enormity10I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the harlotry of Ephraim, Israel is defiled. 11Also, O Judah, he hath set an harvest for thee, when I returned the captivity of my people.
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