Rend your heart1 and not your garments.2 Return3 to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate,4 slow to anger and abounding in love,5 and he relents from sending calamity.6
Who knows? He may turn7 and have pity8 and leave behind a blessing9-- grain offerings and drink offerings10 for the LORD your God.
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