Hosea 14
The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)

1O Israel, become converted unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.

2Take with you words, and be converted unto the LORD; say unto him, Take away all iniquity and receive us graciously, so will we render the calves of our lips.

3Asshur 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 finds mercy.

4I will heal their rebellion; I will love them freely; for my anger is turned away from them.

5I will be as the dew unto Israel; he shall flourish as the lily and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

6His branches shall spread, and his glory shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon.

7Those that shall sit under his shadow shall return; they shall be given life as the wheat, and they shall flourish as the vine; the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.

8Ephraim shall then say, What have I to do any more with idols? I will hear him and gaze upon him; I will be unto him like a green fir tree; of me shall thy fruit be found.

9Who is wise that he might understand this? and prudent that he might know this? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them; but the rebellious shall fall therein.

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