Hosea 14

1 O Israel, areturn unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity. 2 Take with you cwords, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the bcalves of our lips. 3 Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.

4 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him. 5 I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon. 6 His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon. 7 They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon. 8 Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? dI have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. eFrom me is thy fruit found. 9 fWho is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for gthe ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.

Cross Ref
1a1 Sam 7:3-4
Isa 55:6-7
Hos 12:6
2bHeb 13:15
cRom 8:26
Joe 2:17
8dJer 31:18
eJam 1:17
9fJoh 18:37
gMat 11:19