and when you and your children return(A) to the Lord your God and obey him with all your heart(B) and with all your soul according to everything I command you today,

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48 and if they turn back(A) to you with all their heart(B) and soul in the land of their enemies who took them captive, and pray(C) to you toward the land you gave their ancestors, toward the city you have chosen and the temple(D) I have built for your Name;(E)

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but if you return to me and obey my commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather(A) them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen as a dwelling for my Name.’(B)

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“If a man divorces(A) his wife
    and she leaves him and marries another man,
should he return to her again?
    Would not the land be completely defiled?(B)
But you have lived as a prostitute with many lovers(C)
    would you now return to me?”(D)
declares the Lord.

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12 Go, proclaim this message toward the north:(A)

“‘Return,(B) faithless(C) Israel,’ declares the Lord,
    ‘I will frown on you no longer,
for I am faithful,’(D) declares the Lord,
    ‘I will not be angry(E) forever.

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22 “Return,(A) faithless people;
    I will cure(B) you of backsliding.”(C)

“Yes, we will come to you,
    for you are the Lord our God.

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“If you, Israel, will return,(A)
    then return to me,”
declares the Lord.
“If you put your detestable idols(B) out of my sight
    and no longer go astray,

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11 “Now therefore say to the people of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, ‘This is what the Lord says: Look! I am preparing a disaster(A) for you and devising a plan(B) against you. So turn(C) from your evil ways,(D) each one of you, and reform your ways and your actions.’(E)

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Rend Your Heart

12 “Even now,” declares the Lord,
    “return(A) to me with all your heart,(B)
    with fasting and weeping and mourning.”

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