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Navi - Prophets

Hoseah

Chapter 14

1 Samaria shall bear her guilt, for she hath rebelled against her G-d; they shall fall by the sword; their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.
2 Return, O Israel, unto HaShem thy G-d; for thou hast stumbled in thine iniquity.
3 Take with you words, and return unto HaShem; say unto Him: 'Forgive all iniquity, and accept that which is good; so will we render for bullocks the offering of our lips.
4 Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses; neither will we call any more the work of our hands our gods; for in Thee the fatherless findeth mercy.'
5 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely; for Mine anger is turned away from him.
6 I will be as the dew unto Israel; he shall blossom as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
7 His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive-tree, and his fragrance as Lebanon.
8 They that dwell under his shadow shall again make corn to grow, and shall blossom as the vine; the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.
9 Ephraim shall say: 'What have I to do any more with idols?' As for Me, I respond and look on him; I am like a leafy cypress-tree; from Me is thy fruit found.
10 Whoso is wise, let him understand these things, whoso is prudent, let him know them. For the ways of HaShem are right, and the just do walk in them; but transgressors do stumble therein.
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