14 This is what the Lord says:

“The products(A) of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush,[a]
    and those tall Sabeans(B)
they will come over to you(C)
    and will be yours;
they will trudge behind you,(D)
    coming over to you in chains.(E)
They will bow down before you
    and plead(F) with you, saying,
‘Surely God is with you,(G) and there is no other;
    there is no other god.(H)’”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 45:14 That is, the upper Nile region

11 Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live.(A) Turn!(B) Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, people of Israel?’(C)

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Israel Unrepentant

“Come, let us return(A) to the Lord.
He has torn us to pieces(B)
    but he will heal us;(C)
he has injured us
    but he will bind up our wounds.(D)

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12 Sow(A) righteousness(B) for yourselves,
    reap the fruit of unfailing love,
and break up your unplowed ground;(C)
    for it is time to seek(D) the Lord,
until he comes
    and showers his righteousness(E) on you.

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But you must return(A) to your God;
    maintain love and justice,(B)
    and wait for your God always.(C)

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Repentance to Bring Blessing

14 [a]Return,(A) Israel, to the Lord your God.
    Your sins(B) have been your downfall!(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 14:1 In Hebrew texts 14:1-9 is numbered 14:2-10.

13 Rend your heart(A)
    and not your garments.(B)
Return(C) to the Lord your God,
    for he is gracious and compassionate,(D)
slow to anger and abounding in love,(E)
    and he relents from sending calamity.(F)

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