Is not Ephraim my dear son, the child1 in whom I delight? Though I often speak against him, I still remember2 him. Therefore my heart yearns for him; I have great compassion3 for him," declares the LORD.
Or "will go about [seeking]" ; or "will protect"
This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "When I bring them back from captivity,b12 the people in the land of Judah and in its towns will once again use these words: 'The LORD bless13 you, O righteous dwelling,14 O sacred mountain.'15