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A. And we will close with the Lord's desire for Israel and within these verse is also His desire for all of his children
1. Hos_14:1-9 (NASB) Return, O Israel, 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, And receive [us] graciously, That we may present the fruit of our lips.
3 "Assyria will not save us, We will not ride on horses; Nor will we say again, 'Our god,' To the work of our hands; For in Thee the orphan finds mercy."
4 I will heal their apostasy, I will love them freely, For My anger has turned away from them.
5 I will be like the dew to Israel; He will blossom like the lily, And he will take root like [the cedars of] Lebanon.
6 His shoots will sprout, And his beauty will be like the olive tree, And his fragrance like [the cedars of] Lebanon.
7 Those who live in his shadow Will again raise grain, And they will blossom like the vine. His renown [will be] like the wine of Lebanon.
8 O Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols? It is I who answer and look after you. I am like a luxuriant cypress; From Me comes your fruit.
9 Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; [Whoever] is discerning, let him know them. For the ways of the Lord are right, And the righteous will walk in them, But transgressors will stumble in them.
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Brown, John. "Commentary on Hosea 14". Brown's Commentary on Selected Books of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/
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