"I will heal1 their waywardness2 and love them freely,3 for my anger has turned away4 from them.
I will be like the dew5 to Israel; he will blossom like a lily.6 Like a cedar of Lebanon7 he will send down his roots;86
his young shoots will grow. His splendor will be like an olive tree,9 his fragrance like a cedar of Lebanon.107
Men will dwell again in his shade.11 He will flourish like the grain. He will blossom12 like a vine, and his fame will be like the wine13 from Lebanon.148
O Ephraim, what more have Ia to do with idols?15 I will answer him and care for him. I am like a green pine16 tree; your fruitfulness comes from me."