Bible: Hosea 14:4-8
Divine Promise to Relent from Judgment and to Restore Blessings
14:4 “I will heal their waywardness 1
and love them freely, 2
for my anger will turn 3 away from them.
14:5 I will be like the dew to Israel;
he will blossom like a lily,
he will send down his roots like a cedar of 4 Lebanon.
14:6 His young shoots will grow;
his splendor will be like an olive tree,
his fragrance like a cedar of Lebanon.
14:7 People will reside again 5 in his shade;
they will plant and harvest grain in abundance. 6
They will blossom like a vine,
and his fame will be like the wine from Lebanon.
14:8 O Ephraim, I do not want to have anything to do 7 with idols anymore!
I will answer him and care for him.
your fruitfulness comes from me! 10