1 Come, and let us return to LORD, for he has torn, and he will heal us. He has smitten, and he will bind us up.
1 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.
1 "Come, let us return to the LORD; even though he has torn us, he will heal us. Even though he has wounded us, he will bind our wounds.
2 After two days he will revive us. On the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live before him.
2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
2 After two days, he will restore us to life, on the third day he will raise us up, and we will live in his presence.
3 And let us know, let us follow on to know LORD. His going forth is sure as the morning, and he will come to us as the rain, as the latter rain that waters the earth.
3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
3 Let us know, let us pursue knowledge of the LORD; his coming is as certain as the dawn. He will come to us like the rain, like the autumn and spring rains come on the earth.
4 O Ephraim, what shall I do to thee? O Judah, what shall I do to thee? For your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the dew that goes away early.
4 O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away.
4 "What am I to do with you, Ephraim? What am I to do with you, Judah? Your love is like a morning rain cloud it passes away like the morning dew.
5 Therefore I have hewed them by the prophets. I have slain them by the words of my mouth. And thy judgments are [as] the light that goes forth.
5 Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth.
5 Therefore I cut them to pieces by the prophets, killing them by the words from my mouth. The verdict against you shines like a beacon.
6 For I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings.
6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
6 For it is love that I seek, and not sacrifice; knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
7 But like Adam they have transgressed the covenant. There they have dealt treacherously against me.
7 But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me.
7 "But like Adam, they broke the covenant; in this they have acted deceitfully against me.
8 Gilead is a city of those who work iniquity; it is stained with blood.
8 Gilead is a city of them that work iniquity, and is polluted with blood.
8 Gilead is a lawless town; it is polluted by bloodshed.
9 And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way toward Shechem. Yea, they have committed iniquity.
9 And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.
9 Like a gang of thieves that stalk a man, priests commit murder along the road to Shechem, committing shameful crimes.
10 I have seen a horrible thing in the house of Israel. Whoredom is there in Ephraim; Israel is defiled.
10 I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled.
10 I have seen a horrible evil in the house of Israel Ephraim's promiscuity. Israel is defiled.
11 Also, O Judah, there is a harvest appointed for thee when I bring back the captivity of my people.
11 Also, O Judah, he hath set an harvest for thee, when I returned the captivity of my people.
11 "So, Judah, a harvest has been appointed for you when I restore my people from captivity."
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