14 O Israel, areturn to the Lord your God,
For you have stumbled because of your iniquity;
And return to the Lord.
Say to Him,
“Take away all iniquity;
Receive us graciously,
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.
I have heard and observed him.
I am like a green cypress tree;
lYour fruit is found in Me.”
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.
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