New American Standard Bible
Israel’s Future Blessing
14 [a](A)Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God,
For you have stumbled [b]because of your (B)iniquity.
2 Take words with you and return to the Lord.
Say to Him, “(C)Take away all iniquity
And [c]receive us graciously,
That we may (D)present [d]the fruit of our lips.
3 “Assyria will not save us,
We will (E)not ride on horses;
Nor will we say again, ‘(F)Our god,’
To the (G)work of our hands;
For in (H)You the [e]orphan finds mercy.”
4 I will (I)heal their apostasy,
I will (J)love them freely,
For My anger has (K)turned away from them.
5 I will be like the (L)dew to Israel;
He will blossom like the (M)lily,
And he will [f]take root like the cedars of (N)Lebanon.
6 His shoots will [g]sprout,
And his [h]beauty will be like the (O)olive tree
And his fragrance like the cedars of (P)Lebanon.
7 Those who (Q)live in his shadow
Will [i]again raise (R)grain,
And they will blossom like the vine.
His renown will be like the wine of Lebanon.
9 (V)Whoever is wise, let him understand these things;
Whoever is discerning, let him know them.
For the (W)ways of the Lord are right,
And the (X)righteous will walk in them,
But (Y)transgressors will stumble in them.
- Hosea 14:1 Ch 14:2 in Heb
- Hosea 14:1 Or in
- Hosea 14:2 Or accept that which is good
- Hosea 14:2 So with ancient versions; M.T. our lips as bulls
- Hosea 14:3 Or fatherless
- Hosea 14:5 Lit strike his roots
- Hosea 14:6 Lit go
- Hosea 14:6 Or splendor
- Hosea 14:7 Or return, they will raise grain
- Hosea 14:8 Lit him