O Israel, return3 unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen1 by thine iniquity.
Take3 with you words, and turn3 to the LORD: say3 unto him, Take away4 all iniquity, and receive3 [us] graciously: so will we render17 the calves of our lips.
Asshur shall not save55 us; we will not ride4 upon horses: neither will we say4 any more to the work of our hands, [Ye are] our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.29
I will heal4 their backsliding, I will love4 them freely: for mine anger is turned away1 from him.
I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow4 as the lily, and cast forth55 his roots as Lebanon.
His branches shall spread,4 and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon.
They that dwell6 under his shadow shall return;4 they shall revive17 [as] the corn, and grow4 as the vine: the scent thereof [shall be] as the wine of Lebanon.
Ephraim [shall say], What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard1 [him], and observed4 him: I [am] like a green fir tree. From me is thy fruit found.8
Who [is] wise, and he shall understand4 these [things]? prudent,12 and he shall know4 them? for the ways of the LORD [are] right, and the just shall walk4 in them: but the transgressors6 shall fall11 therein.