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Hosea 14 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Repentance to Bring Blessing

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:1 - Return, Israel, to the LORD your God. Your sins have been your downfall!

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:2 - Take words with you and return to the LORD. Say to him: “Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of our lips.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:3 - Assyria cannot save us; we will not mount warhorses. We will never again say ‘Our gods’ to what our own hands have made, for in you the fatherless find compassion.”

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:4 - “I will heal their waywardness and 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 a lily. Like a cedar of Lebanon he will send down his roots;

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:6 - his young shoots will grow. His splendor will be like an olive tree, his fragrance like a cedar of Lebanon.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:7 - People will dwell again in his shade; they will flourish like the grain, they will blossom like the vine— Israel’s fame will be like the wine of Lebanon.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:8 - Ephraim, what more have I[fn] to do with idols? I will answer him and care for him. I am like a flourishing juniper; your fruitfulness comes from me.”

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:9 - Who is wise? Let them realize these things. Who is discerning? Let them understand. The ways of the LORD are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.
NIV Footnotes
Or offer our lips as sacrifices of bulls
Or Hebrew; Septuagint What more has Ephraim
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