Hosea 6:1-8 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Come, let us return to the LORD; for he has torn, that he may heal us; he has stricken, and he will bind us up. 1 "Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.
2 After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, that we may live before him. 2 After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence.
3 Let us know, let us press on to know the LORD; his going forth is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth." 3 Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth."
4 What shall I do with you, O E'phraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? Your love is like a morning cloud, like the dew that goes early away. 4 "What can I do with you, Ephraim? What can I do with you, Judah? Your love is like the morning mist, like the early dew that disappears.
5 Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets, I have slain them by the words of my mouth, and my judgment goes forth as the light. 5 Therefore I cut you in pieces with my prophets, I killed you with the words of my mouth; my judgments flashed like lightning upon you.
6 For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God, rather than burnt offerings. 6 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.
7 But at Adam they transgressed the covenant; there they dealt faithlessly with me. 7 Like Adam, they have broken the covenant-- they were unfaithful to me there.
8 Gilead is a city of evildoers, tracked with blood. 8 Gilead is a city of wicked men, stained with footprints of blood.