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`Come, and we turn back unto Jehovah, For He hath torn, and He doth heal us, He doth smite, and He bindeth us up.
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He doth revive us after two days, In the third day He doth raise us up, And we live before Him.
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And we know — we pursue to know Jehovah, As the dawn prepared is His going forth, And He cometh in as a shower to us, As gathered rainsprinkling earth.'
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What do I do to thee, O Ephraim? What do I do to thee, O Judah? Your goodness [is] as a cloud of the morning, And as dew rising earlygoing.
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Therefore I have hewed by prophets, I have slain them by sayings of My mouth, And My judgments to the light goeth forth.
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For kindness I desired, and not sacrifice, And a knowledge of God above burnt-offerings.
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And they, as Adam, transgressed a covenant, There they dealt treacherously against me.
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Gilead [is] a city of workers of iniquity, Slippery from blood.
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And as bands do wait for a man, A company of priests do murder — the way to Shechem, For wickedness they have done.
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In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing, There [is] the whoredom of Ephraimdefiled is Israel.
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Also, O Judah, appointed is a harvest to thee, In My turning back [to] the captivity of My people!