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Israel Restored at Last

14 O Israel, areturn to the Lord your God,

For you have stumbled because of your iniquity;

2 Take words with you,

And return to the Lord.

Say to Him,

“Take away all iniquity;

Receive us graciously,

For we will offer the bsacrifices 1of our lips.

3 Assyria shall cnot save us,

dWe will not ride on horses,

Nor will we say anymore to the work of our hands, ‘You are our gods.’

eFor in You the fatherless finds mercy.”

4 “I will heal their fbacksliding,

I will glove them freely,

For My anger has turned away from him.

5 I will be like the hdew to Israel;

He shall 2grow like the lily,

And 3lengthen his roots like Lebanon.

6 His branches shall 4spread;

iHis beauty shall be like an olive tree,

And jhis fragrance like Lebanon.

7 kThose who dwell under his shadow shall return;

They shall be revived like grain,

And 5grow like a vine.

Their 6scent shall be like the wine of Lebanon.

8 “Ephraim shall say, ‘What have I to do anymore with idols?’

I have heard and observed him.

I am like a green cypress tree;

lYour fruit is found in Me.”

9 Who is wise?

Let him understand these things.

Who is prudent?

Let him know them.

For mthe ways of the Lord are right;

The righteous walk in them,

But transgressors stumble in them.


About The New King James Version

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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