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Hosea 6 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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A Call to Repentance
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:1 - “Come, let us return to the LORD.
He has torn us to pieces;
now he will heal us.
He has injured us;
now he will bandage our wounds.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:2 - In just a short time he will restore us,
so that we may live in his presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:3 - Oh, that we might know the LORD!
Let us press on to know him.
He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn
or the coming of rains in early spring.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:4 - “O Israel[fn] and Judah,
what should I do with you?” asks the LORD.
“For your love vanishes like the morning mist
and disappears like dew in the sunlight.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:5 - I sent my prophets to cut you to pieces—
to slaughter you with my words,
with judgments as inescapable as light.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:6 - I want you to show love,[fn]
not offer sacrifices.
I want you to know me[fn]
more than I want burnt offerings.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:7 - But like Adam,[fn] you broke my covenant
and betrayed my trust.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:8 - “Gilead is a city of sinners,
tracked with footprints of blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:9 - Priests form bands of robbers,
waiting in ambush for their victims.
They murder travelers along the road to Shechem
and practice every kind of sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:10 - Yes, I have seen something horrible in Ephraim and Israel:
My people are defiled by prostituting themselves with other gods!
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:11 - “O Judah, a harvest of punishment is also waiting for you,
though I wanted to restore the fortunes of my people.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew Ephraim, referring to the northern kingdom of Israel.
Greek version translates this Hebrew term as to show mercy. Compare Matt 9:13; 12:7.
Hebrew to know God.
Or But at Adam.

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