1 "aCome, let us return to the Lord. For bHe has torn us, but cHe will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will dbandage us. 2 "He will arevive us after two days; He will braise us up on the third day, That we may live before Him. 3 "So let us aknow, let us press on to know the Lord. His bgoing forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the crain, Like the spring rain watering the earth." 4 What shall I do with you, O aEphraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? For your loyalty is like a bmorning cloud And like the dew which goes away early. 5 Therefore I have ahewn them in pieces by the prophets; I have slain them by the bwords of My mouth; And the judgments on you are like the light that goes forth. 6 For aI delight in loyalty brather than sacrifice, And in the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings. 7 But alike Adam they have btransgressed the covenant; There they have cdealt treacherously against Me. 8 aGilead is a city of wrongdoers, Tracked with bbloody footprints. 9 And as araiders wait for a man, So a band of priests bmurder on the way to Shechem; Surely they have committed ccrime. 10 In the house of Israel I have seen a ahorrible thing; Ephraim's bharlotry is there, Israel has defiled itself. 11 Also, O Judah, there is a aharvest appointed for you, When I brestore the fortunes of My people.