During the reign of King Josiah,4 the LORD said to me, "Have you seen what faithless5 Israel has done? She has gone up on every high hill and under every spreading tree6 and has committed adultery7 there.
I gave faithless Israel10 her certificate of divorce11 and sent her away because of all her adulteries. Yet I saw that her unfaithful sister Judah had no fear;12 she also went out and committed adultery.
Go, proclaim this message toward the north:23 " 'Return,24 faithless25 Israel,' declares the LORD, 'I will frown on you no longer, for I am merciful,'26 declares the LORD, 'I will not be angry27 forever.
Only acknowledge28 your guilt-- you have rebelled against the LORD your God, you have scattered your favors to foreign gods29 under every spreading tree,30 and have not obeyed31 me,' " declares the LORD.