Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for ahe hath torn, and bhe will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
3 cThen shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us das the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
4 O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away. 5 Therefore have I hewed them eby the prophets; I have slain them by fthe words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth. 6 For I desired gmercy, and hnot sacrifice; and the iknowledge of God more than burnt offerings. 7 But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me. 8 Gilead is a city of them that work iniquity, and is polluted with blood. 9 And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness. 10 I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled. 11 Also, O Judah, he hath set an harvest for thee, jwhen I returned the captivity of my people.