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Hosea 6 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Israel Unrepentant

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:1 - “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.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:2 - After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:3 - 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.”

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:4 - “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.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:5 - Therefore I cut you in pieces with my prophets, I killed you with the words of my mouth— then my judgments go forth like the sun.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:6 - For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:7 - As at Adam,[fn] they have broken the covenant; they were unfaithful to me there.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:8 - Gilead is a city of evildoers, stained with footprints of blood.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:9 - As marauders lie in ambush for a victim, so do bands of priests; they murder on the road to Shechem, carrying out their wicked schemes.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:10 - I have seen a horrible thing in Israel: There Ephraim is given to prostitution, Israel is defiled.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:11 - “Also for you, Judah, a harvest is appointed. “Whenever I would restore the fortunes of my people,
NIV Footnotes
The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
Or Like Adam; or Like human beings
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