The Blue Letter Bible
Sponsors
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search ESV
 [?]

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search ESV

Let's Connect
x
Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Hosea 6 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Listen to the Bible

Israel and Judah Are Unrepentant

 

“Come, let us return to the LORD;

for he has torn us, that he may heal us;

he has struck us down, and he will bind us up.

After two days he will revive us;

on the third day he will raise us up,

that we may live before him.

Let us know; let us press on to know the LORD;

his going out is sure as the dawn;

he will come to us as the showers,

as the spring rains that water the earth.”

   

What shall I do with you, O Ephraim?

What shall I do with you, O Judah?

Your love is like a morning cloud,

like the dew that goes early away.

Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets;

I have slain them by the words of my mouth,

and my judgment goes forth as the light.

For I desire steadfast love[fn] and not sacrifice,

the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

   

But like Adam they transgressed the covenant;

there they dealt faithlessly with me.

Gilead is a city of evildoers,

tracked with blood.

As robbers lie in wait for a man,

so the priests band together;

they murder on the way to Shechem;

they commit villainy.

10 In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing;

Ephraim’s whoredom is there; Israel is defiled.

   

11 For you also, O Judah, a harvest is appointed,

when I restore the fortunes of my people.

ESV Footnotes
Septuagint mercy
ESV

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

See detailed copyright information.

 
 
Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search ESV
Your Bible Version is the ESV
Go to Top
Link to This PageCite This Page
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Printable Page
 
 
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous BookPrevious ChapterQuick NavNext ChapterNext BookCopy DisabledShow StrongsFormat by Verse or ParagraphListen to the BibleRed Letter OnRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1