O Israel, returne vnto the Lord thy God;
for thou hast fallen by thine iniquitie.
Take with you words, and turne to the Lord, say vnto him, Take away all iniquitie, and receiue vs graciously: so will wee render the calues of our lips.
Asshur shall not saue vs, we will not ride vpon horses, neither will wee say any more to the work of our hands, Yee are our gods: for in thee the fatherlesse findeth mercie.
I will heale their backsliding, I will loue them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.
I wil be as the dew vnto Israel: hee shall grow as the lillie, and cast foorth his rootes as Lebanon.
His branches shall spread, and his beautie shalbe as the oliue tree, and his smell as Lebanon.
They that dwell vnder his shadow shall returne: they shall reuiue as the corne, & grow as the vine, the sent thereof shalbe as the wine of Lebanon.
Ephraim shall say, What haue I to doe any more with idoles?
I haue heard him, and obserued him: I am like a greene firre tree, from me is thy fruite found.
Who is wise, and hee shall vnderstand these things?
prudent, and hee shall know them?
for the wayes of the Lord are right, and the iust shall walke in them: but the transgressours shall fall therein.