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Hosea 14 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Israel's Future Blessing

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:1 - [fn]Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God,
For you have stumbled [fn]because of your iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:2 - Take words with you and return to the LORD.
Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity
And [fn]receive us graciously,
That we may present [fn]the fruit of our lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:3 - “Assyria will not save us,
We will not ride on horses;
Nor will we say again, ‘Our god,’
To the work of our hands;
For in You the [fn]orphan finds mercy.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:4 - I will heal their apostasy,
I will love them freely,
For My anger has turned away from them.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:5 - I will be like the dew to Israel;
He will blossom like the lily,
And he will [fn]take root like the cedars of Lebanon.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:6 - His shoots will [fn]sprout,
And his [fn]beauty will be like the olive tree
And his fragrance like the cedars of Lebanon.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:7 - Those who live in his shadow
Will [fn]again raise grain,
And they will blossom like the vine.
His renown will be like the wine of Lebanon.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:8 - O Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols?
It is I who answer and look after [fn]you.
I am like a luxuriant cypress;
From Me comes your fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:9 - Whoever is wise, let him understand these things;
Whoever is discerning, let him know them.
For the ways of the LORD are right,
And the righteous will walk in them,
But transgressors will stumble in them.
NASB95 Footnotes
Ch 14:2 in Heb
Or, in
Or, accept that which is good
So with ancient versions; M.T. our lips as bulls
Or, fatherless
Literally: strike his roots
Literally: go
Or, splendor
Or, return, they will raise grain
Literally: him

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