"How can I give you up,1 Ephraim?2 How can I hand you over, Israel? How can I treat you like Admah? How can I make you like Zeboyim?3 My heart is changed within me; all my compassion4 is aroused.59
I will not carry out my fierce anger,6 nor will I devastate7 Ephraim again. For I am God, and not a human being8-- the Holy One9 among you. I will not come against their cities.
They will follow the LORD; he will roar10 like a lion.11 When he roars, his children will come trembling12 from the west.1311
They will come trembling like birds from Egypt, like doves14 from Assyria.15 I will settle them in their homes,"16 declares the LORD.