New International Version
6 “Come, let us return(F) to the Lord.
He has torn us to pieces(G)
but he will heal us;(H)
he has injured us
but he will bind up our wounds.(I)
2 After two days he will revive us;(J)
on the third day(K) he will restore(L) us,
that we may live in his presence.
3 Let us acknowledge the Lord;
let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises,
he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,(M)
like the spring rains that water the earth.(N)”
4 “What can I do with you, Ephraim?(O)
What can I do with you, Judah?
Your love is like the morning mist,
like the early dew that disappears.(P)
5 Therefore I cut you in pieces with my prophets,
I killed you with the words of my mouth(Q)—
then my judgments go forth like the sun.[a](R)
6 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice,(S)
and acknowledgment(T) of God rather than burnt offerings.(U)
- Hosea 6:5 The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.