How can I give you up, O Ephraim? How can I hand you over, O Israel? 1How can I make you 2like Admah? How can I treat you 3like Zeboiim? 4My heart recoils within me; my compassion grows warm and tender.
I will not execute my burning anger; I will not again destroy Ephraim; 5for I am God and not a man, 6the Holy One in your midst, and I will not come in wrath.a107They shall go after the LORD; 8he will roar like a lion; when he roars, his children shall come trembling 9from the west;
they shall come trembling like birds 10from Egypt, and 11like doves 12from the land of Assyria, and I will return them to their homes, declares the LORD.