Bible: Hosea 14:4-8

Divine Promise to Relent from Judgment and to Restore Blessings

14:4I 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.

I am like 8  a luxuriant cypress tree; 9 

your fruitfulness comes from me! 10 

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