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Hosea 5

The Book of Hosea

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Chapter 6

1

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;

11

And Judah has put up disgusting images for himself.

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