Israel's Future Blessing

1 1Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God, For you have stumbled because of your 2iniquity.
References for Hosea 14:1
2 Take words with you and return to the LORD. Say to Him, "3Take away all iniquity And receive us graciously, That we may 4present the fruit of our lips.
References for Hosea 14:2
    • c 14:2 - Or "accept that which is good"
    • d 14:2 - So with ancient versions; M.T. "our lips as bulls"
      3 "Assyria will not save us, We will 5not ride on horses; Nor will we say again, '6Our god,' To the 7work of our hands; For in 8You the orphan finds mercy."
      References for Hosea 14:3
      4 I will 9heal their apostasy, I will 10love them freely, For My anger has 11turned away from them.
      References for Hosea 14:4
      5 I will be like the 12dew to Israel; He will blossom like the 13lily, And he will take root like the cedars of 14Lebanon.
      References for Hosea 14:5
      6 His shoots will sprout, And his beauty will be like the 15olive tree And his fragrance like the cedars of 16Lebanon.
      References for Hosea 14:6
        • g 14:6 - Lit "go"
        • h 14:6 - Or "splendor"
          7 Those who 17live in his shadow Will again raise 18grain, And they will blossom like the vine. His renown will be like the wine of Lebanon.
          References for Hosea 14:7
            • i 14:7 - Or "return, they will raise grain"
              8 O Ephraim, what more have I to do with 19idols? It is I who answer and look after you. I am like a luxuriant 20cypress; From 21Me comes your fruit.
              References for Hosea 14:8
              9 22Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; Whoever is discerning, let him know them. For the 23ways of the LORD are right, And the 24righteous will walk in them, But 25transgressors will stumble in them.