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Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the LORD.
With weeping, shall they come in, And with supplications, will I lead them, I will bring them unto rivers of waters By a smooth way, wherein they shall not stumble, - For I have become, to Israel, a father, And as for Ephraim, my firstborn, is he!
Though, I myself, had said, - How can I put thee among the sons, And give thee a land to be coveted, An inheritance of beauty, of the hosts of nations? Yet I said, My father, shalt thou call me, And away from me, shalt thou not turn.
Like the compassion of a father for his children, Is, the compassion of Yahweh, for them who revere him;
For, whom Yahweh loveth, he correcteth, he causeth pain to the son in whom he delighteth.
Because, this my son, was, dead, and hath come to life again, was lost, and is found. And they began to be making merry.
For this cause, my heart, for Moab, like flutes, shall make plaintive sounds, Yea my heart for the men of Kir-heres! like flutes, shall make plaintive sounds, Because, the abundance he hath gotten is lost!
For this cause, mine inward parts - for Moab, like a lyre, shall make a plaintive sound, - Yea what is within me, for Kir-heres.
Look thou down, out of the heavens and see, Out of the high abode of thy holiness and of thy majesty, - Where are thy jealousy, and thy mighty deeds? The resounding of thy yearning affection, and thy compassions towards me, are they restrained?
Let the lawless forsake his way, And the man of iniquity, his thoughts, - And let him return unto Yahweh That he may have compassion upon him, And unto our God, For he will abundantly pardon.
His ways, have I beheld, That I might heal him, - And guide him, And restore consolations to him and to his mourners:
I will heal their apostacy, I will love them freely, - for mine anger, hath turned, from them.
Who is a GOD like unto thee, taking away the iniquity - and passing over the transgression - of the remnant of his inheritance? He hath not held fast, perpetually, his anger, for, one who delighteth in lovingkindness, is he!
I boiled within me, and rested not, There confronted me - days of affliction;
Then made they outcry to Yahweh in their peril, Out of their distresses, he saved them;
If ye be willing - and hearken Of the good of the land, shall ye eat;
Surely, though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion, according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses;
He hath laid hold of Israel his servant, to be mindful of mercies:
1 Corinthians 11:31
If, however, we had been setting, ourselves, apart, we had not, in that case, been coming under judgment;