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6 “Come, let us returnk to the Lord.
He has torn us to piecesl
but he will heal us;m
he has injured us
but he will bind up our wounds.n
2 After two days he will revive us;o
that we may live in his presence.
let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises,
he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,r
like the spring rains that water the earth.s”
4 “What can I do with you, Ephraim?t
What can I do with you, Judah?
Your love is like the morning mist,
like the early dew that disappears.u
I killed you with the words of my mouthv—
6 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice,x
they were unfaithfulb to me there.
8 Gilead is a city of evildoers,c
stained with footprints of blood.
9 As marauders lie in ambush for a victim,d
so do bands of priests;
they murdere on the road to Shechem,
carrying out their wicked schemes.f
10 I have seen a horribleg thing in Israel:
There Ephraim is given to prostitution,
Israel is defiled.h
a harvesti is appointed.
“Whenever I would restore the fortunesj of my people,
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