“I will heal their (A)backsliding,
I will (B)love them freely,
For My anger has turned away from him.

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A Hymn of Praise

12 And (A)in that day you will say:

“O Lord, I will praise You;
Though You were angry with me,
Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me.

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But God, (A)who is rich in mercy, because of His (B)great love with which He loved us, (C)even when we were dead in trespasses, (D)made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together (E)in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in (F)His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. (G)For by grace you have been saved (H)through faith, and that not of yourselves; (I)it is the gift of God, not of (J)works, lest anyone should (K)boast.

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17 The Lord your God (A)in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
(B)He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”

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A Call to Repentance

Come,(A) and let us return to the Lord;
For (B)He has torn, but (C)He will heal us;
He has stricken, but He will [a]bind us up.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 6:1 Bandage

22 “Return, you backsliding children,
And I will (A)heal your backslidings.”

“Indeed we do come to You,
For You are the Lord our God.

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18 I have seen his ways, and (A)will heal him;
I will also lead him,
And restore comforts to him
And to (B)his mourners.

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My people are bent on (A)backsliding from Me.
Though [a]they call [b]to the Most High,
None at all exalt Him.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 11:7 The prophets
  2. Hosea 11:7 Or upward

O Lord, though our iniquities testify against us,
Do it (A)for Your name’s sake;
For our backslidings are many,
We have sinned against You.

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But when (A)the kindness and the love of (B)God our Savior toward man appeared,

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who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, (A)not according to our works, but (B)according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus (C)before time began,

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to the praise of the glory of His grace, (A)by which He [a]made us accepted in (B)the Beloved.

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  1. Ephesians 1:6 Lit. bestowed grace (favor) upon us

19 that is, that (A)God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not [a]imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

20 Now then, we are (B)ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For (C)He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become (D)the righteousness of God in Him.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 5:19 reckoning

24 being justified [a]freely (A)by His grace (B)through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

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  1. Romans 3:24 without any cost

12 When Jesus heard that, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: (A)‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, (B)but sinners, [a]to repentance.”

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  1. Matthew 9:13 NU omits to repentance

Behold, (A)I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.

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Jeremiah Prays for Deliverance

14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed;
Save me, and I shall be saved,
For (A)You are my praise.

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22 Is there no (A)balm in Gilead,
Is there no physician there?
Why then is there no recovery
For the health of the daughter of my people?

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Therefore (A)a lion from the forest shall slay them,
(B)A wolf of the deserts shall destroy them;
(C)A leopard will watch over their cities.
Everyone who goes out from there shall be torn in pieces,
Because their transgressions are many;
Their backslidings have increased.

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38 (A)But He, being full of (B)compassion, forgave their iniquity,
And did not destroy them.
Yes, many a time (C)He turned His anger away,
And (D)did not stir up all His wrath;

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