14 “Return,(A) faithless people,” declares the Lord, “for I am your husband.(B) I will choose you—one from a town and two from a clan—and bring you to Zion.

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21 “Set up road signs;
    put up guideposts.(A)
Take note of the highway,(B)
    the road that you take.
Return,(C) Virgin(D) Israel,
    return to your towns.

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22 How long will you wander,(A)
    unfaithful(B) Daughter Israel?
The Lord will create a new thing(C) on earth—
    the woman will return to[a](D) the man.”

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 31:22 Or will protect

“Therefore say to the people of Israel, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Repent!(A) Turn from your idols and renounce all your detestable practices!(B)

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11 Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live.(A) Turn!(B) Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, people of Israel?’(C)

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Repentance to Bring Blessing

14 [a]Return,(A) Israel, to the Lord your God.
    Your sins(B) have been your downfall!(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 14:1 In Hebrew texts 14:1-9 is numbered 14:2-10.

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