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6:1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he
will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise
us up, and we shall live in his sight.
6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going
forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the
rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
6:4 O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do
unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early
dew it goeth away.
6:5 Therefore 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
6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God
more than burnt offerings.
6:7 But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they
dealt treacherously against me.
6:8 Gilead is a city of them that work iniquity, and is polluted with
6:9 And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests
murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.
6:10 I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is
the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled.
6:11 Also, O Judah, he hath set an harvest for thee, when I returned
the captivity of my people.