I (A)will heal their apostasy;
    (B)I will love them freely,
    for my anger has turned from them.
(C)I will be like the dew to Israel;
    (D)he shall blossom like the lily;
    he shall take root like the trees (E)of Lebanon;
his shoots shall spread out;
    his beauty shall be (F)like the olive,
    and his fragrance like Lebanon.
They shall return and (G)dwell beneath my[a] shadow;
    they shall flourish like the grain;
they shall blossom like the vine;
    their fame shall be like the wine of Lebanon.

O (H)Ephraim, what have I to do with idols?
    It is I who answer and look after you.[b]
I am like an evergreen cypress;
    (I)from me comes your fruit.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 14:7 Hebrew his
  2. Hosea 14:8 Hebrew him

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