I will heal their disloyalty; I will love them freely, for my anger has turned from them.
I will be like the dew to Israel; he shall blossom like the lily, he shall strike root like the forests of Lebanon. a6
His shoots shall spread out; his beauty shall be like the olive tree, and his fragrance like that of Lebanon.
They shall again live beneath my b shadow, they shall flourish as a garden; c they shall blossom like the vine, their fragrance shall be like the wine of Lebanon.
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