New Living Translation
The LORD says, "Then I will heal you of your faithlessness; my love will know no bounds, for my anger will be gone forever.
King James Bible
I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.
Darby Bible Translation
I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely; for mine anger is turned away from him.
World English Bible
"I will heal their waywardness. I will love them freely; for my anger is turned away from him.
Young's Literal Translation
I heal their backsliding, I love them freely, For turned back hath Mine anger from him.
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LibraryThe Joyous Return
"When God's right arm is bared for war, And thunders clothe his cloudy car." e'en then he stays his uplifted hand, reins in the steeds of vengeance, and holds communion with grace; "for his mercy endureth for ever," and "judgment is his strange work." To use another figure: the whole book of Hosea is like a great trial wherein witnesses have appeared against the accused, and the arguments and excuses of the guilty have been answered and baffled. All has been heard for them, and much, very much against …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 37: 1891
The Great Change
6Th Day. Restoring Grace.
In that day you will sing: "I will praise you, O LORD! You were angry with me, but not any more. Now you comfort me.
"Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink--even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk--it's all free!
I have seen what they do, but I will heal them anyway! I will lead them. I will comfort those who mourn,
"My wayward children," says the LORD, "come back to me, and I will heal your wayward hearts." "Yes, we're coming," the people reply, "for you are the LORD our God.
"Is not Israel still my son, my darling child?" says the LORD. "I often have to punish him, but I still love him. That's why I long for him and surely will have mercy on him.
And suppose I tell some wicked people that they will surely die, but then they turn from their sins and do what is just and right.
Then the surrounding nations that survive will know that I, the LORD, have rebuilt the ruins and replanted the wasteland. For I, the LORD, have spoken, and I will do what I say.
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