1 Return thou, O Israel, unto Yahweh thy God, - for thou hast stumbled by thine iniquity. 2 Take with you words, and return to Yahweh: say unto him - Wholly, shalt thou take away iniquity, Accept, then, with favour, and we will make good the boldness of our lips! 3 Assyria, shall not save us, Upon horses, will we not ride, neither will we say any more - Our god! to the work of our own hands! For, in thee, shall the fatherless, find compassion.
4 I will heal their apostacy, I will love them freely, - for mine anger, hath turned, from them. 5 I will become as the dew unto Israel, he shall break forth as the lily, - and he shall strike his roots as Lebanon: 6 His branches, shall spread, that, like an olive-tree, may be his fresh beauty, - and his fragrance, like Lebanon. 7 They who dwell in his shade shall again show life like the corn, and break forth as the vine, - and, the remembrance of him, shall be like the wine of Lebanon.
8 Ephraim saith - What to me any more are idols? I, have answered, and have closely observed him, I, am like a fir-tree that is green, From me, is thy fruit found.