15 The (A)eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous,
And His ears are toward their cry for help.

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18 I have certainly heard Ephraim (A)grieving,
‘You have (B)disciplined me, and I was corrected,
Like an untrained (C)calf;
(D)Bring me back that I may be restored,
For You are the Lord my God.
19 For after I turned back, I (E)repented;
And after I was instructed, I [a](F)slapped my thigh;
I was (G)ashamed and also humiliated
Because I bore the shame of my youth.’
20 Is (H)Ephraim My dear son?
Is he a delightful child?
Indeed, as often as I have spoken against him,
I certainly still remember him;
Therefore My [b](I)heart yearns for him;
I will certainly (J)have mercy on him,” declares the Lord.

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  1. Jeremiah 31:19 I.e., in regret
  2. Jeremiah 31:20 Lit inward parts

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