King James Bible
Youngs Literal Translation
||Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
||`Come, and we turn back unto Jehovah, For He hath torn, and He doth heal us, He doth smite, and He bindeth us up.
||After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
||He doth revive us after two days, In the third day He doth raise us up, And we live before Him.
||Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
||And we know -- we pursue to know Jehovah, As the dawn prepared is His going forth, And He cometh in as a shower to us, As gathered rain -- sprinkling earth.'
||O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away.
||What do I do to thee, O Ephraim? What do I do to thee, O Judah? Your goodness `is' as a cloud of the morning, And as dew rising early -- going.
||Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth.
||Therefore I have hewed by prophets, I have slain them by sayings of My mouth, And My judgments to the light goeth forth.
||For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
||For kindness I desired, and not sacrifice, And a knowledge of God above burnt-offerings.
||But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me.
||And they, as Adam, transgressed a covenant, There they dealt treacherously against me.
||Gilead is a city of them that work iniquity, and is polluted with blood.
||Gilead `is' a city of workers of iniquity, Slippery from blood.
||And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.
||And as bands do wait for a man, A company of priests do murder -- the way to Shechem, For wickedness they have done.
||I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled.
||In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing, There `is' the whoredom of Ephraim -- defiled is Israel.
||Also, O Judah, he hath set an harvest for thee, when I returned the captivity of my people.
||Also, O Judah, appointed is a harvest to thee, In My turning back `to' the captivity of My people!