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Yahweh’s Anger Turns Away from Israel

14 [a](A)Return, O Israel, to Yahweh your God,
For you have stumbled in your (B)iniquity.
Take words with you and return to Yahweh.
Say to Him, “(C)Forgive all iniquity
And [b]take what is good,
That we may (D)pay in full [c]the fruit of our lips.
Assyria will not save us;
We will (E)not ride on horses,
Nor will we say again, ‘(F)Our god,’
To the (G)work of our hands;
For in (H)You the [d]orphan finds compassion.”

I will (I)heal their turning away from Me;
I will (J)love them freely,
For My anger has (K)turned away from them.
I will be like the (L)dew to Israel;
He will flourish like the (M)lily,
And he will [e]take root like the cedars of (N)Lebanon.
His shoots will go forth,
And his splendor will be like the (O)olive tree
And his fragrance like the cedars of (P)Lebanon.
Those who (Q)live in his shadow
Will [f]again raise (R)grain,
And they will flourish like the vine.
His name of remembrance will be like the wine of Lebanon.

O Ephraim, what more have I to do with (S)idols?
It is I who answer and look after [g]you.
I am like a luxuriant (T)cypress;
From (U)Me [h]comes your fruit.

(V)Whoever is wise, so let him discern these things;
Whoever is discerning, let him know them.
For the (W)ways of Yahweh are right,
And the (X)righteous will walk in them,
But (Y)transgressors will stumble in them.


  1. Hosea 14:1 Ch 14:2 in Heb
  2. Hosea 14:2 Or accept that which is good
  3. Hosea 14:2 As in ancient versions; M.T. our lips as bulls
  4. Hosea 14:3 Or fatherless
  5. Hosea 14:5 Lit strike his roots
  6. Hosea 14:7 Or return, they will raise grain
  7. Hosea 14:8 Lit him
  8. Hosea 14:8 Lit is found