1 13:16Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.
2 14:1O Israel, return to the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thy iniquity.
3 14:2Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say to him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.
4 14:3Ashur 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.
5 14:4I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for my anger is turned away from him.
6 14:5I will be as the dew to Israel: he shall grow as the lily and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
7 14:6His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive-tree, and his smell as Lebanon.
8 14:7They that dwell under his shade shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent of it shall be as the wine of Lebanon.
9 14:8Ephraim 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.
10 14:9Who 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 in them.