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I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the LORD my God.
He sings before men, and says, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it did not profit me.
For he has looked down from the height of his sanctuary. From heaven LORD beheld the earth,
For thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, also with him who is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart o
I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face. In their affliction they will seek me earnestly.
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.
And having risen, he went to his father. But while he was still distant, afar off, his father saw him and felt compassion. And having ran, he fell on his neck, and kissed him much.
For there shall be a day that the watchmen upon the hills of Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion to LORD our God.
In those days, and in that time, says LORD, the sons of Israel shall come, they and the sons of Judah together. They shall go on their way weeping, and shall seek LORD their God.
How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? [How] shall I cast thee off, Israel? How shall I make thee as Admah? [How] shall I set thee as Zeboiim? My heart is turned within me. My compassions are kindled together.
I will heal their backsliding. I will love them freely. For my anger is turned away from him.
In vain I have smitten your sons. They received no correction. Your own sword has devoured your prophets like a destroying lion.
O LORD, do not thine eyes look upon truth? Thou have stricken them, but they were not grieved. Thou have consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction. They have made their faces harder than a rock. They have refused t
Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects. Therefore do not despise thou the chastening of the Almighty.
Deliver me from all my transgressions. Make me not the reproach of the foolish.
Blessed is the man whom thou chasten, O LORD, and teach out of thy law,
I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are righteous, and that in faithfulness thou have afflicted me.
My son, despise not the chastening of LORD, nor be weary of his reproof.
Why will ye be still stricken, that ye revolt more and more? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
Yet the people have not turned to him who smote them, nor have they sought LORD of hosts.
For the iniquity of his covetousness I was angry, and smote him. I hid [my face] and was angry, and he went on backsliding in the way of his heart.
Therefore I am to Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness.
She obeyed not the voice. She received not correction. She trusted not in LORD. She did not draw near to her God.
And have ye forgotten the exhortation that reasons with you as with sons, My son, do not disparage the chastening of Lord, nor become disheartened when punished by him?
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Be zealous therefore, and repent.
Become ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding, whose trappings must be bit and bridle to hold them in, [else] they will not come near to thee.
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.
He who, being often reproved, hardens his neck shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
Thy sons have fainted. They lie at the head of all the streets, as an antelope in a net. They are full of the wrath of LORD, the rebuke of thy God.
He was oppressed, yet when he was afflicted he opened not his mouth. As a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep that is mute before its shearers, so he opened not his mouth.
It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.
And Ephraim is a heifer that is taught, that loves to tread out [the grain]. But I have passed over upon her fair neck. I will set a rider on Ephraim. Judah shall plow. Jacob shall break his clods.
For has any said to God, I have borne [chastisement], I will not offend [any more].
Then they cried to LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.
If ye are willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.
1 Corinthians 11:31
But if we were discerning ourselves we would not be judged.