During the reign of King Josiah,2 the LORD said to me, "Have you seen what faithless3 Israel has done? She has gone up on every high hill and under every spreading tree4 and has committed adultery5 there.
I gave faithless Israel8 her certificate of divorce9 and sent her away because of all her adulteries. Yet I saw that her unfaithful sister Judah had no fear;10 she also went out and committed adultery.
Go, proclaim this message toward the north:21 " 'Return,22 faithless23 Israel,' declares the LORD, 'I will frown on you no longer, for I am merciful,'24 declares the LORD, 'I will not be angry25 forever.
Only acknowledge26 your guilt-- you have rebelled against the LORD your God, you have scattered your favors to foreign gods27 under every spreading tree,28 and have not obeyed29 me,' " declares the LORD.