||English: New American Standard Bible
Hosea 6 [Commentary] [Map] |
|| "Come, let us return to the LORD.
For He has torn us, but He will heal us;
He has wounded us, but He will bandage us.
||"He will revive us after two days;
He will raise us up on the third day,
That we may live before Him.
||"So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD.
His going forth is as certain as the dawn;
And He will come to us like the rain,
Like the spring rain watering the earth."
||What shall I do with you, O Ephraim?
What shall I do with you, O Judah?
For your loyalty is like a morning cloud
And like the dew which goes away early.
||Therefore I have hewn them in pieces by the prophets;
I have slain them by the words of My mouth;
And the judgments on you are like the light that goes forth.
||For I delight in loyalty rather than sacrifice,
And in the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
||But like Adam they have transgressed the covenant;
There they have dealt treacherously against Me.
||Gilead is a city of wrongdoers,
Tracked with bloody footprints.
||And as raiders wait for a man,
So a band of priests murder on the way to Shechem;
Surely they have committed crime.
||In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing;
Ephraim's harlotry is there, Israel has defiled itself.
||Also, O Judah, there is a harvest appointed for you,
When I restore the fortunes of My people.
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