Hoshea - Hosea 14
1Samaria shall bear her guilt,
For she hath rebelled against her God; They shall fall by the sword; Their infants shall be dashed in pieces, And their women with child shall be ripped up.
2Return, O Israel, unto the Lord thy God;
For thou hast stumbled in thine iniquity.
3Take with you words,
And return unto the Lord; Say unto Him: ‘Forgive all iniquity, And accept that which is good; So will we render for bullocks the offering of our lips.
4Asshur shall not save us;
We will not ride upon horses; Neither will we call any more the work of our hands our gods; For in Thee the fatherless findeth mercy.’
5I will heal their backsliding,
I will love them freely; For Mine anger is turned away from him.
6I will be as the dew unto Israel;
He shall blossom as the lily, And cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
7His branches shall spread,
And his beauty shall be as the olive-tree, And his fragrance as Lebanon.
8They that dwell under his shadow shall again
Make corn to grow, And shall blossom as the vine; The scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.
9Ephraim [shall say]:
‘What have I to do any more with idols?’ As for Me, I respond and look on him; I am like a leafy cypress-tree; From Me is thy fruit found.
10Whoso is wise, let him understand these things,
Whoso is prudent, let him know them. For the ways of the Lord are right, And the just do walk in them; But transgressors do stumble therein.