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So now, descendants of Jacob, trust in your God and return to him. Be loyal and just, and wait patiently for your God to act.
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Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and hope in thy God always.
Hosea 14:1 Return, O Israel, to the Lord thy God: for thou hast fallen down by thy iniquity.
Proverbs 1:23 Because I called, and you refused: I stretched out my hand, and there was none that regarded.
Isaiah 31:6 Return as you had deeply revolted, O children of Israel.
Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek ye the Lord, while he may be found: call upon him, while he is near. . . .
Jeremiah 3:14-22 Return, O ye revolting children, saith the Lord: for I am your I husband: and I will take you, one of a city, and two of a kindred, and will bring you into Sion. . . .
Lamentations 3:39-41 Mem. Why hath a living man murmured, man suffering for his sins? . . .
Joel 2:13 And rend your hearts, and not your garments and turn to the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the evil.
Zechariah 1:3 And thou shalt say to them: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Turn ye to me, saith the Lord of hosts: and I will turn to you, saith the Lord of hosts.
Acts 2:38 But Peter said to them: Do penance: and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins. And you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 26:20 But to them first that are at Damascus and at Jerusalem, and unto all the country of Judea, and to the Gentiles did I preach, that they should do penance and turn to God, doing works worthy of penance.
Hosea 4:1 Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel, for the Lord shall enter into judgment with the inhabitants of the land: for there is no truth, and there is no mercy, and there is no knowledge of God in the land.
Proverbs 21:3 To do mercy and judgment, pleaseth the Lord more than victims.
Isaiah 1:16 Wash yourselves, be clean, take away the evil of your devices from my eyes, cease to do perversely,
Isaiah 58:6 Is not this rather the fast that I have chosen? loose the bands of wickedness, undo the bundles that oppress, let them that are broken go free, and break asunder every burden.
Jeremiah 22:15 Shalt thou reign, because thou comparest thyself to the cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and it was then well with him?
Amos 5:24 But judgment shall be revealed as water, and justice as a mighty torrent.
Micah 6:8 I will shew thee, O man, what is good, and what the Lord requireth of thee: Verily to do judgment, and to love mercy, and to walk solicitous with thy God.
Zechariah 7:9 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, saying: Judge ye true judgment, and shew ye mercy and compassion every man to his brother.
Zechariah 8:16 These then are the things, which you shall do: Speak ye truth every one to his neighbour; judge ye truth and judgment of peace in your gates.
James 1:27 Religion clean and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their tribulation and to keep one's self unspotted from this world.
James 2:13 For judgment without mercy to him that hath not done mercy. And mercy exalteth itself above judgment.
Genesis 49:18 I will look for thy salvation, O Lord.
Psalm 27:14 Expect the Lord, do manfully, and let thy heart take courage, and wait thou for the Lord.
Psalm 37:7 Be subject to the Lord and pray to him. Envy not the man who prospereth in his way; the man who doth unjust things.
Psalm 123:2 Behold as the eyes of servants are on the hands of their masters, As the eyes of the handmaid are on the hands of her mistress: so are our eyes unto the Lord our God, until he have mercy on us.
Psalm 130:5-7 my soul hath hoped in the Lord. . . .
Isaiah 8:17 And I will wait for the Lord, who hath hid his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
Isaiah 30:18 Therefore the Lord waiteth that he may have mercy on you: and therefore shall he be exalted sparing you: because the Lord is the God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.
Isaiah 40:31 But they that hope in the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall take wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
Lamentations 3:25,26 Teth. The Lord is good to them that hope in him, to the soul that seeketh him. . . .
Habakkuk 2:3 For as yet the vision is far off, and it shall appear at the end, and shall not lie: if it make any delay, wait for it: for it shall surely come, and it shall not be slack.
Zephaniah 3:8 Wherefore expect me, saith the Lord, in the day of my resurrection that is to come, for my judgment is to assemble the Gentiles, and to gather the kingdoms: and to pour upon them my indignation, all my fierce anger: for with the fire of my jealousy shall all the earth be devoured.
ContextA Reproof of Ephraim, Judah, Jacob
…5Even the Lord God of hosts, the Lord is his memorial. 6Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and hope in thy God always.7He is like Chanaan, there is a deceitful balance in his hand, he hath loved oppression.…
Therefore will I judge every man according to his ways, O house of Israel, saith the Lord God. Be converted, and do penance for all your iniquities: and iniquity shall not be your ruin.
In their affliction they will rise early to me: Come, and let us return to the Lord.
Sow for yourselves in justice, and reap in the mouth of mercy, break up your fallow ground: but the time to seek the Lord is, when he shall come that shall teach you justice.
Return, O Israel, to the Lord thy God: for thou hast fallen down by thy iniquity.
Now, therefore, saith the Lord. Be converted to me with all your heart, in fasting, and in weeping, and mourning.
I will shew thee, O man, what is good, and what the Lord requireth of thee: Verily to do judgment, and to love mercy, and to walk solicitous with thy God.
But I will look towards the Lord, I will wait for God, my saviour: my God will hear me.
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