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Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
He hath torn
Then I will return again to my lair until they have suffered their punishment. Then they will seek me; in their distress they will earnestly seek me.
Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God, for your sin has been your downfall!
many peoples will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the Lord's mountain, to the temple of the God of Jacob, so he can teach us his requirements, and we can follow his standards." For Zion will be the center for moral instruction; the Lord will issue edicts from Jerusalem.
The wicked need to abandon their lifestyle and sinful people their plans. They should return to the Lord, and he will show mercy to them, and to their God, for he will freely forgive them.
Come back to me, you wayward people. I want to cure your waywardness. Say, 'Here we are. We come to you because you are the Lord our God.
"When that time comes," says the Lord, "the people of Israel and Judah will return to the land together. They will come back with tears of repentance as they seek the Lord their God.
(Nun) Let us carefully examine our ways, and let us return to the Lord.
Bunch yourselves together like straw, you undesirable nation,
He hath torn
I will be like a moth to Ephraim, like wood rot to the house of Judah.
So I will pounce on them like a lion; like a leopard I will lurk by the path.
"See now that I, indeed I, am he!" says the Lord, "and there is no other god besides me. I kill and give life, I smash and I heal, and none can resist my power.
1 Samuel 2:6
The Lord both kills and gives life; he brings down to the grave and raises up.
For he wounds, but he also bandages; he strikes, but his hands also heal.
But if God is quiet, who can condemn him? If he hides his face, then who can see him? Yet he is over the individual and the nation alike,
O Lord, in your good favor you made me secure. Then you rejected me and I was terrified.
You will desecrate your silver-plated idols and your gold-plated images. You will throw them away as if they were a menstrual rag, saying to them, "Get out!"
Moreover, the Lord says to the people of Zion, "Your injuries are incurable; your wounds are severe.
The defenders of the city will go out and fight with the Babylonians. But they will only fill those houses and buildings with the dead bodies of the people that I will kill in my anger and my wrath. That will happen because I have decided to turn my back on this city on account of the wicked things they have done.
Though he causes us grief, he then has compassion on us according to the abundance of his loyal kindness.
At that time men will trust in their creator; they will depend on the Holy One of Israel.