1 Go ye and we will turn back to Jehovah: for he rent and he will heal us; he will strike, and he will bind us up. 2 He will revive us after two days: in the third day he will raise us up and we shall live before him. 3 And we shall know, we shall pursue to know Jehovah: as the morning his going forth was prepared; and he shall come as the rain to us, as the latter rain, the early rain of the earth.
4 What shall I do to thee, O Ephraim? What shall I do to thee, O Judah? and your kindness as the cloud of the morning, and as the dew being early went away. 5 For this I cut off by the prophets; I slew them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments the light going forth. 6 For I delighted in mercy and not sacrifice; the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings.
7 And they as man passed by the covenant: there they acted faithlessly against me. 8 Gilead a city working vanity, defrauding from blood. 9 As troops waiting for a man, the company of priests will break in pieces the way with the shoulder: for they did wickedness. 10 In the house of Israel I saw something horrible: there the fornications to Ephraim, Israel was defiled. 11 Also, O Judah, he set a harvest for thee in my turning back the captivity of my people.