I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus, Thou hast afflicted me, and I was chastised as an indomitable bullock: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the LORD my God.
Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.
Behold, blessed is the man whom God chastens; therefore, do not despise not the correction of the Almighty.
They shall come with weeping, but with mercies I will cause them to return; I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, in which they shall not stumble; for I shall be a father to Israel, and Ephraim shall be my firstborn.
Turn us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as at the beginning.
Turn us again, O God of the hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.
Turn us again, O LORD God of the hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.
A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping of the supplications of the sons of Israel; for they have perverted their way, and they have forgotten the LORD their God.
Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.
And he arose and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him and was moved with compassion and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.
Unto you first, God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, that each one of you might turn from his iniquities.
He looks upon men, and if any say, I have sinned and perverted that which was right, and it did not profit me;
Be ye not as the horse or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in subjection with bit and bridle, or they will not come near unto thee.
Deliver me from all my rebellions; do not make me the reproach of the foolish.
Turn us, O God our saving health and cause thine anger toward us to cease.
For he has looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from the heavens the LORD beheld the earth
I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:
He that being often reproved hardens his neck shall suddenly be destroyed and that without remedy.
Why should I chastise you any more? Ye will revolt more and more; every head is sick, and every heart faint.
But the people did not turn unto him that smote them, neither did they seek the LORD of the hosts.
Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets as a wild bull in a net: they are full of the fury of the LORD, the rebuke of thy God.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he did not open his mouth.
For thus has said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is The Holy One; I dwell in the high place and in holiness and with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit to cause the spirit of the humble to live and to cause the heart of the contrite ones to live.
Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel not acknowledge us; thou, O LORD, art our father; our everlasting Redeemer is thy name.
I have smitten your children in vain; they have received no correction; your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.
We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covers us; for we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not hearkened unto the voice of the LORD our God.
O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? Thou hast stricken them, but they did not feel it; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive chastisement; they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.
For there shall be a day in which the watchmen upon the Mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise, and let us go up into Zion unto the LORD our God.
In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the sons of Israel shall come, they and the sons of Judah together, going and weeping they shall go and seek the LORD their God.
Teth It is good for the man if he bears the yoke from his youth.
for Israel has turned away as a wild heifer; shall the LORD now feed them as rams in a large place?
Therefore I will be unto Ephraim as a moth and to the house of Judah as rottenness.
I will go and return to my place until they acknowledge their guilt and seek my face; in their affliction they will seek me early.
Ephraim is a heifer that is taught and loves to tread out the wheat; but I shall pass over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to draw; Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods.
How must I leave thee, Ephraim? how shall I give thee up, Israel? how could I make thee as Admah? nor set thee as Zeboim? my heart churns within me; all my compassion is inflamed.
I will heal their rebellion; I will love them freely; for my anger is turned away from them.
She did not obey the voice; she did not receive correction; she did not trust in the LORD; she did not draw near to her God.
and he shall convert the heart of the fathers to the sons, and the heart of the sons to the fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with destruction.
And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the rebellious to the prudence of the just, to make ready a prepared people for the Lord.
For it is God who works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Do not err, my beloved brethren.
And ye have quite forgotten the consolation which speaks unto you as unto sons, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art reproved of him: