1 When Israel was a youth I loved him,
The more they went from 1them;
They kept bsacrificing to the Baals
And cburning incense to idols.
But they did not know that I bhealed them.
4 I aled them with cords of a man, with bonds of love,
And bI became to them as one who lifts the yoke from their jaws;
And I bent down and cfed them.
5 1They will not return to the land of Egypt;
But Assyria—he will be 2their king
Because they arefused to return to Me.
And will demolish 1their gate bars
7 So My people are bent on aturning from Me.
None at all exalts Him.
8 aHow can I give you up, O Ephraim?
How can I surrender you, O Israel?
How can I treat you like bZeboiim?
My heart is turned over within Me,
2All My compassions are kindled.
9 I will anot execute My fierce anger;
I will not destroy Ephraim bagain.
And I will not come in 1wrath.
10 They will awalk after the Lord,
He will broar like a lion;
Indeed He will roar
And His sons will come ctrembling from the west.
11 They will come trembling like birds from aEgypt
And I will csettle them in their houses, declares the Lord.
And the house of Israel with deceit;
Judah is also unruly against God,
Even against the Holy One who is faithful.
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