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12 Go, proclaim this message toward the north:(A)
“‘Return,(B) faithless(C) Israel,’ declares the Lord,
‘I will frown on you no longer,
for I am faithful,’(D) declares the Lord,
‘I will not be angry(E) forever.
13 Only acknowledge(F) your guilt—
you have rebelled against the Lord your God,
you have scattered your favors to foreign gods(G)
under every spreading tree,(H)
and have not obeyed(I) me,’”
declares the Lord.
14 “Return,(J) faithless people,” declares the Lord, “for I am your husband.(K) I will choose you—one from a town and two from a clan—and bring you to Zion. 15 Then I will give you shepherds(L) after my own heart,(M) who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.