"Return,1 faithless people; I will cure2 you of backsliding."3 "Yes, we will come to you, for you are the LORD our God.
Surely the [idolatrous] commotion on the hills4 and mountains is a deception; surely in the LORD our God is the salvation5 of Israel.
From our youth shameful6 gods have consumed the fruits of our fathers' labor-- their flocks and herds, their sons and daughters.
Let us lie down in our shame,7 and let our disgrace cover us. We have sinned8 against the LORD our God, both we and our fathers;9 from our youth10 till this day we have not obeyed11 the LORD our God."