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Chapter 14

1 O Israel, return unto Jehovah/God your 'Elohiym/Godhead . . .
for you all have fallen by your iniquity.

2 Take with you words, and turn to Jehovah/God.

Say unto Him,
"Take away all iniquity,
and receive us graciously . . .
so will we render the calves of our lips."

3 Asshur {another false god}
shall not save us.

We will not ride upon horses.

Neither will we say any more of the work of our hands . . .
our gods/'elohiym

For in You . . . the fatherless finds mercy/'grace in action' {racham}.

4 I will heal their backsliding,
I will love them freely . . .
for My anger is turned away from him.

5 I will be as the dew 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 olive tree,
and his smell as Lebanon.

7 Those who 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 Your Production/'Divine Good'/Fruit found."

9 Who is wise . . . and he shall understand these things?

Prudent . . . and he shall know them?

For the Ways of Jehovah/God are right.

And the just shall Walk in Them {the Righteous Ways of God}.

But the transgressors shall fall therein.