12 Go and proclaim these words toward xthe north, and say:
‘Return, backsliding Israel,’ says the Lord;
‘I will not cause My anger to fall on you.
For I am ymerciful,’ says the Lord;
‘I will not remain angry forever.
13 zOnly acknowledge your iniquity,
That you have transgressed against the Lord your God,
And you have not obeyed My voice,’ says the Lord.