14 [a]Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God, For you have stumbled [b]because of your iniquity. 2 Take words with you and return to the Lord. Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity And [c]receive us graciously, That we may present [d]the fruit of our lips. 3 “Assyria will not save us, We will not ride on horses; Nor will we say again, ‘Our god,’ To the work of our hands; For in You the [e]orphan finds mercy.”
4 I will heal their apostasy, I will love them freely, For My anger has turned away from them. 5 I will be like the dew to Israel; He will blossom like the lily, And he will [f]take root like the cedars ofLebanon. 6 His shoots will [g]sprout, And his [h]beauty will be like the olive tree And his fragrance like the cedars ofLebanon. 7 Those who live in his shadow Will [i]again raise grain, And they will blossom like the vine. His renown will be like the wine of Lebanon.
8 O Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols? It is I who answer and look after [j]you. I am like a luxuriant cypress; From Me comes your fruit.
9 Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; Whoever is discerning, let him know them. For the ways of the Lord are right, And the righteous will walk in them, But transgressors will stumble in them.
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