13 You will arise(A) and have compassion(B) on Zion,
    for it is time(C) to show favor(D) to her;
    the appointed time(E) has come.

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15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
    and have no compassion on the child(A) she has borne?
Though she may forget,
    I will not forget you!(B)

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15 Look down from heaven(A) and see,
    from your lofty throne,(B) holy and glorious.
Where are your zeal(C) and your might?
    Your tenderness and compassion(D) are withheld(E) from us.

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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.

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20 Is not Ephraim my dear son,
    the child(A) in whom I delight?
Though I often speak against him,
    I still remember(B) him.
Therefore my heart yearns for him;
    I have great compassion(C) for him,”
declares the Lord.

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“How can I give you up,(A) Ephraim?(B)
    How can I hand you over, Israel?
How can I treat you like Admah?
    How can I make you like Zeboyim?(C)
My heart is changed within me;
    all my compassion(D) is aroused.(E)

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