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Hosea 5

The Book of Hosea

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Chapter 6

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  Come, let us go back to the Lord; for he has given us wounds and he will make us well; he has given blows and he will give help.  

 

 


2


 

  After two days he will give us life, and on the third day he will make us get up, and we will be living before him.  

 

 


3


 

  And let us have knowledge, let us go after the knowledge of the Lord; his going out is certain as the dawn, his decisions go out like the light; he will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth.  

 

 


4


 

  O Ephraim, what am I to do to you? O Judah, what am I to do to you? For your love is like a morning cloud, and like the dew which goes early away.  

 

 


5


 

  So I have had it cut in stones; I gave them teaching by the words of my mouth;  

 

 


6


 

  Because my desire is for mercy and not offerings; for the knowledge of God more than for burned offerings.  

 

 


7


 

  But like a man, they have gone against the agreement; there they were false to me.  

 

 


8


 

  Gilead is a town of evil-doers, marked with blood.  

 

 


9


 

  And like a band of thieves waiting for a man, so are the priests watching secretly the way of those going quickly to Shechem, for they are working with an evil design.  

 

 


10


 

  In Israel I have seen a very evil thing; there false ways are seen in Ephraim, Israel is unclean;  

 

 


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  And Judah has put up disgusting images for himself.  

 

 


Hosea 7

 

 

 

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