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14:1 O israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by
14:2 Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take
away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the
calves of our lips.
14:3 Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither
will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in
thee the fatherless findeth mercy.
14:4 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine
anger is turned away from him.
14:5 I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and
cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
14:6 His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive
tree, and his smell as Lebanon.
14:7 They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive
as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the
wine of Lebanon.
14:8 Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have
heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. From me is
thy fruit found.
14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and
he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just
shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.