Hosea 14 ©

1 An exhortation to repentance. 4 A promise of God's blessing.


O ISRAEL, areturn unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.


bTake with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, cTake away all iniquity, and 1receive us graciously: so will we render the dcalves of our lips.


Asshur eshall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for fin thee the fatherless findeth mercy.


gI will heal their backsliding, hI will love them freely: ifor mine anger is turned away from him.


I will be jas the dew unto Israel: he shall 2grow as the lily, and 3cast forth his roots as Lebanon.


His kbranches 4shall spread, and lhis beauty shall be as the olive tree, and mhis smell as Lebanon.


They nthat dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall orevive as the corn, and 5grow as the vine: the 6scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.


Ephraim shall say, pWhat have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am qlike a green fir tree. rFrom me is thy fruit found.


sWho is wise, and he shall understand these things ? prudent, and he shall know them? for tthe ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors ushall fall therein.