16 Yet you are our Father,
even though Abraham does not know us
and Israel doesn’t recognize us.
You, Lord, are our Father;
your name is Our Redeemer(A)
from Ancient Times.

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Yet Lord, you are our Father;(A)
we are the clay, and you are our potter;
we all are the work of your hands.(B)

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They will come weeping,
but I will bring them back with consolation.[a](A)
I will lead them to wadis filled with water,
by a smooth way where they will not stumble,(B)
for I am Israel’s Father,
and Ephraim is my firstborn.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 31:9 LXX; MT reads supplications

The Lord’s Love for Israel

11 When Israel was a child, I loved him,(A)
and out of Egypt I called my son.(B)

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They are Israelites,(A) and to them belong the adoption,(B) the glory,(C) the covenants,(D) the giving of the law,(E) the temple service,(F) and the promises.(G)

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