6 1Come, and let us return unto Jehovah; for he hath torn, and he will
heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
2After two days will he
revive us: on the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live before
3And let us know, let us follow on to know Jehovah: his going forth
is sure as the morning; and he will come unto us as the rain, as the latter
rain that watereth the earth.
4O 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 dew that goeth early away.
5Therefore have I hewed them by the
prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are
as the light that goeth forth.
6For I desire goodness, and not
sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings.
like Adam have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously
8Gilead is a city of them that work iniquity; it is stained
9And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of
priests murder in the way toward Shechem; yea, they have committed lewdness.
10In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing: there whoredom is
found in Ephraim, Israel is defiled.
11Also, O Judah, there is a
harvest appointed for thee, when I bring back the captivity of my people.