"Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds. (Hosea 6:1)

After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence. (Hosea 6:2)

Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth." (Hosea 6:3)

"What can I do with you, Ephraim? What can I do with you, Judah? Your love is like the morning mist, like the early dew that disappears. (Hosea 6:4)

Therefore I cut you in pieces with my prophets, I killed you with the words of my mouth; my judgments flashed like lightning upon you. (Hosea 6:5)

For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings. (Hosea 6:6)

Like Adam, they have broken the covenant - they were unfaithful to me there. (Hosea 6:7)

Gilead is a city of wicked men, stained with footprints of blood. (Hosea 6:8)

As marauders lie in ambush for a man, so do bands of priests; they murder on the road to Shechem, committing shameful crimes. (Hosea 6:9)

I have seen a horrible thing in the house of Israel. There Ephraim is given to prostitution and Israel is defiled. (Hosea 6:10)

"Also for you, Judah, a harvest is appointed. (Hosea 6:11)


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