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1 Return, O Israel, To Jehovah your God, For you have fallen by your iniquity.
2 Take words with you, And return to Jehovah; Say to Him, Forgive all iniquity, And take us graciously; Thus we will render our lips as bulls.
3 Assyria will not save us; We will not ride upon horses. Neither will we say again to the work of our hands, Our God! Because in You the orphan finds compassion.
4 I will heal their apostasy; I will love them freely; For My anger has turned away from him.
5 I will be like the dew to Israel; He will bud like the lily And will send forth his roots like the trees of Lebanon.
6 His shoots will go forth; And his splendor will be like that of the olive tree, And his fragrance, like that of the trees of Lebanon.
7 Those who sit under his shade will return; They will revive like grain And will bud like the vine; His renown will be like the wine of Lebanon.
8 Ephraim says, What have I yet to do with idols? I respond and look on him. I am like a green fir tree; From Me your fruit is found.
9 Who is wise? Then let him understand these things. Who is intelligent? Then let him know them. For the ways of Jehovah are right, And the righteous will walk in them, But the transgressors will stumble in them.