20 Is Ephraim My dear son?
Is he a pleasant child?
For though I spoke against him,
I earnestly remember him still;
(A)Therefore My [a]heart yearns for him;
(B)I will surely have mercy on him, says the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 31:20 Lit. inward parts

“How(A) can I give you up, Ephraim?
How can I hand you over, Israel?
How can I make you like (B)Admah?
How can I set you like Zeboiim?
My heart [a]churns within Me;
My sympathy is stirred.

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  1. Hosea 11:8 Lit. turns over