Hosea 14:1-3 NIV

Repentance to Bring Blessing

1 Return,1 O Israel, to the LORD your God. Your sins2 have been your downfall!3

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2 Take words with you and return to the LORD. Say to him: "Forgive4 all our sins and receive us graciously,5 that we may offer the fruit of our lips.a6

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    • a 14:2 - Or "offer our lips as sacrifices of bulls"
      3 Assyria cannot save us;7 we will not mount war-horses.8 We will never again say 'Our gods'9 to what our own hands have made,10 for in you the fatherless11 find compassion."

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