Jeremiah 31:18–20

18 “I have surely heard Ephraim agrieving,

‘You have bchastised me, and I was chastised,

Like an untrained ccalf;

dBring me back that I may be restored,

For You are the Lord my God.

19 ‘For after I turned back, I arepented;

And after I was instructed, I bsmote on my thigh;

I was cashamed and also humiliated

Because I bore the reproach of my youth.’

20 “Is aEphraim My dear son?

Is he a delightful child?

Indeed, as often as I have spoken against him,

I certainly still remember him;

Therefore My 1bheart yearns for him;

I will surely chave mercy on him,” declares the Lord.

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