Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Certainly Ephraim's words of grief have come to my ears, You have given me training and I have undergone it like a young cow unused to the yoke: let me be turned and come back, for you are the Lord my God.
Your anger against her has been made clear by driving her away; he has taken her away with his storm-wind in the day of his east wind.
Song of Songs 1:4
Take me to you, and we will go after you: the king has taken me into his house. We will be glad and full of joy in you, we will give more thought to your love than to wine: rightly are they your lovers.
And after that, the children of Israel will come back and go in search of the Lord their God and David their king; and they will come in fear to the Lord and to his mercies in the days to come.
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.
But I am the Lord your God, from the land of Egypt; you have knowledge of no other God and there is no saviour but me.
As for Ephraim, what has he to do with false gods any longer? I have given an answer and I will keep watch over him; I am like a branching fir-tree, from me comes your fruit.
And I will make the third part go through the fire, cleaning them as silver is made clean, and testing them as gold is tested: and they will make their prayer to me and I will give them an answer: I will say, It is my people; and they will say, The Lord is my God.
In that day a man's heart will be turned to his Maker, and his eyes to the Holy One of Israel.