1 O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.
2 Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receivea us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.

References for Hosea 14:2

    • • 14:2 - receive...: or, give good
      3 Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.
      4 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.
      5 I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall growb as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

      References for Hosea 14:5

        • – 14:5 - grow: or, blossom
          6 His branches shall spread,c and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon.

          References for Hosea 14:6

            • — 14:6 - spread: Heb. go
              7 They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and growd as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.

              References for Hosea 14:7

                • ˜ 14:7 - grow: or, blossom
                  8 Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. From me is thy fruit found.
                  9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.