Hos 14:2

14:2 Take with you words. Words of confession accompanied by obedience please God, not half-hearted sacrifices (5:6; 6:6; 8:11–13). A precise wording for confession is suggested in vv. 2, 3.

the vows of our lips. Or, “fruit of our lips” (text note). The Hebrew words for “bull calves” (here rendered “vows”) and “fruit” are similar. See Prov. 12:14; 13:2; Heb. 13:15.