1 O Israel, return unto the Lord thy God; for thou hast afallen by thine iniquity.
4 ¶ I will heal their backsliding, I will alove them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.
5 I will be as the adew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
6 His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the aolive tree, and his smell as Lebanon.
7 They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.
8 Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. From me is thy fruit found.
9 Who is awise, and he shall understand these things? bprudent, and he shall know them? for the cways of the Lord are right, and the just shall dwalk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.