RSTNE 8th Edition Online – Hosea-Husha


To Our Forefathers Yisrael

1 The Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 that came to Husha, the son of Be-Eri, in the yamim of Uziyahu, Yotam, Achaz and Hizqiyahu, melechim of Yahudah and in the yamim of Yahravam the son of Yoash, melech of Yisrael.

2 The beginning of the Words of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 through Husha. And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to Husha, Go, take an isha of whoring and children of whoring: for the land has committed great whoring by departing from 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

3 So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Divlayim; who conceived and bore him a son.

4 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to him, Call his name Yizre-El; for yet a little while and I will avenge the dahm of Yizre-El upon Beit Yahu and will cause the malchut to cease from Beit Yisrael.

5 And it shall come to pass at that yom, that I will break the bow of Yisrael, in the valley of Yizre-El.

6 And she conceived again and bore a daughter. And Ahlohim said to him, Call her name Lo-Ruchamah: for I will no more have rachamim upon Beit Yisrael; but I will utterly take them away.

7 But I will have rachamim upon Beit Yahudah, and will save them by 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 their Ahlohim and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.

8 Now when she had weaned Lo-Ruchamah, she conceived and bore a son.

9 Then said Ahlohim, Call his name Lo-Ami: for you are not My people and I will not be your Ahlohim.

10 Yet the full number of the children of Yisrael shall be as the sand of the sea, that cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said to them, You are not My people-Lo Ami, there it shall be said to them, You are the sons of the living El, B’nai Ahlohim.

11 Then shall the children of Yahudah and the children of Yisrael be gathered together, and appoint for themselves One Head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be Yom Yizre-El.

2 Say to your brothers, Oy My People-Ami! And to your sisters, Oy compassioned one-ruchamah!

2 Plead with your emma, plead: for she is not My isha, neither am I her Husband: let her therefore put away her whoring out of her sight and her adulteries from between her breasts;

3 Lest I strip her naked and make her as in the yom that she was born and make her as a wilderness and set her like a dry land and kill her with thirst.

4 And I will not have rachamim upon her children; for they are the children of whoring.

5 For their emma has played the whore: she that conceived them has done shamefully: for she said, I will run after my lovers, that give me my lechem and my mayim, my wool and my linen, my oil and my drink.

6 Therefore, behold, I will hedge up your derech with thorns and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths.

7 And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and make teshuvah to my first Husband; for then was it better with me than now.

8 For she did not know that I gave her grain and wine and oil and multiplied her silver and gold, which she prepared for Ba’al.

9 Therefore will I turn from her and take away My grain in its season and My wine in the season and will recover My wool and My linen given to cover her for her nakedness.

10 And now will I uncover her shame in the sight of her lovers and none shall deliver her out of My hand.

11 I will also cause all her gilah to cease, her chagim, her Chodashim and her Shabbats and all her moadeem.

12 And I will destroy her vines and her fig eytzim, of which she has said, These are my rewards that my lovers have given me: and I will make them a forest and the beasts of the field shall eat them.

13 And I will visit upon her the yamim of the Ba’alim, in which she burned incense to them and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels and she went after her lovers and forgot Me, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

14 Therefore, behold, I will lead her and bring her into the wilderness and speak comfortably to her.

15 And I will give her vineyards from there and the Valley of Achor for a Door of Tikvah: and she shall sing there, as in the yamim of her youth and as in the yom when she came up out of the land of Mitzrayim.

16 And it shall be in that yom, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, that you shall call Me Ishi-My Husband; and shall no more call Me Baali-my lord.

17 For I will take away the names of Ba’alim out of her mouth and they shall no more be remembered by their names.

18 And in that yom will I make a brit for them with the beasts of the field and with the fowls of the shamayim and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth and will make them to lie down safely.

19 And I will take you to Me le-olam-va-ed; I will take you back to Me in right standing and in mishpat and in loving chesed and in rachamim.

20 I will take you to Me as a bride in faithfulness: and you shall know 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

21 And it shall come to pass in that yom, I will hear, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, I will hear in the shamayim and they shall hear in the earth;

22 And the earth shall answer with the grain and the wine and the oil; and they shall answer Yizre-El.

23 And I will sow her for Myself in the earth; and I will have ruchamah upon her that had not obtained ruchamah; and I will say to them who were not My people, Lo-Ami, You are My people-Ami; and they shall say, You are my Ahlohim.

3 Then said 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 to me, Go again, love a woman beloved of her chaver, yet an adulteress, according to the ahava of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 towards the children of Yisrael, who look to other ahlahim and love their raisin cakes.

2 So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, for one and a half homers of barley:

3 And I said to her, You shall abide with me many yamim; you shall not play the whore and you shall not be given to another man: so will I also be towards you.

4 For the children of Yisrael shall abide many yamim without a melech, and without a sar and without a sacrifice, and without an altar, and without a shoulder garment, and burning of incense:

5 Afterwards shall the children of Yisrael make teshuvah, and seek 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 their Ahlohim and Dawid their Melech; and shall come with fear to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and His abundant tov in the yamim acharonim.

4 Hear The Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, you children of Yisrael: for 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land because there is no emet, no rachamim, nor da’at of Ahlohim in the land.

2 By swearing and lying and killing and stealing and committing adultery, they break out and bloodshed follows bloodshed.

3 Therefore shall the land mourn and every one that dwells in it shall languish, with the beasts of the field and with the fowls of the shamayim; yes, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

4 Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for your people are engaged in controversy like those striving with a kohen.

5 Therefore shall you fall in the yom and the navi also shall fall with you in the lyla and I will destroy your emma.

6 My people are destroyed for lack of da’at: because you have rejected da’at, I will also reject you, that you shall not be a kohen to Me: seeing you have forgotten the Torah of your Ahlohim, I will also forget your children.

7 As they were increased, so they sinned against Me: therefore will I change their tifereth into shame.

8 They feed upon the sin of My people and they set their lev on their iniquity.

9 And it shall be, like people, like kohen: and I will punish them both for their halachot and reward all their doings.

10 For they shall eat and not have enough: they shall commit whoring and shall not increase: because they have stopped obeying 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

11 Whoring and new wine take away their lev.

12 My people ask counsel of their own imaginations and their blind man’s staff leads them: for the ruach of whoring has caused them to go astray and they have gone whoring away from their Ahlohim.

13 They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms because their shadow is tov: therefore your daughters shall commit whoring and your spouses shall commit adultery.

14 I will not punish your daughters when they commit whoring, or your spouses when they commit adultery: for the men themselves are separated with whores and they sacrifice with cult prostitutes: a people that does not understand shall fall.

15 Though you, Yisrael, played the whore, yet let not Yahudah become guilty also; and go not to Gilgal, neither go up to Beth-Aven, nor swear by an oath saying, As 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 lives.

16 For Yisrael is stubborn like a backslidden heifer: now shall 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 feed them like a lamb in a large place?

17 Efrayim is joined to idols: leave him alone.

18 Their drink is sour: they have committed whoring continually: her rulers widely love shame.

19 The wind has bound her up in her wings, and they shall yet be ashamed because of their sacrifices.

5 Shema to this, O kohanim; and pay attention, Beit Yisrael; and give ear, O bayit of the melech; for mishpat is coming to you because you have been a trap to Mitzpah and a net spread over Tavor.

2 And the rebel hunters have deepened their slaughter, so I will chastise them all.

3 I know Efrayim and Yisrael is not hidden from Me: but now, O Efrayim, you commit whoring and Yisrael is defiled.

4 They will not change their doings to make teshuvah to their Ahlohim: for the ruach of whoring is in the midst of them and they have not known 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

5 And the pride of Yisrael does testify to Ahlohim ’s face: therefore shall Yisrael and Efrayim fall in their iniquity: Yahudah also shall fall with them.

6 They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄; but they shall not find Him; He has withdrawn Himself from them.

7 They have acted treacherously against 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a chodesh devour them with their portions.

8 Blow the shofar in Givat and the shofar in Ramah: cry aloud at Beth-Aven, behind you, O Benyamin.

9 Efrayim shall be desolate in the yom of rebuke: among the tribes of Yisrael have I made known that which shall surely be.

10 The leaders of Yahudah were like those that remove a border: therefore I will pour out My wrath upon them like mayim.

11 Efrayim is oppressed and broken in My mishpat because he willingly walked after Tsaw.

12 Therefore will I be to Efrayim as a moth, and to Beit Yahudah as rottenness.

13 When Efrayim saw his sickness and Yahudah saw his wound, then Efrayim went to the Ashurite and sent to Melech Yarev: yet he could not heal you, nor cure you of your wound.

14 For I will be to Efrayim as a lion and as a young lion to Beit Yahudah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue them.

15 I will go and return to My place, until they acknowledge their offence and seek My face: in their affliction they will seek Me very early.

6 Come and let us make teshuvah to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄: for He has torn and He will heal us; He has smitten and He will bind us up.

2 After two yamim will He revive us: on the third yom He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight.

3 Then shall we know, how to follow forward to know 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄: His going forth is prepared as the boker; and He shall come to us as the rain, as the malchut-rain and the teaching-rain upon the earth.

4 O Efrayim, what shall I do to you? O Yahudah, what shall I do to you? For your attempts to be tov before Me is as a boker cloud and as the early dew it goes away.

5 Therefore have I cut at them by the neviim; I have slain them by the Words of My mouth: and My mishpatim are as the ohr that goes forth.

6 For I desired rachamim and not sacrifice; and the da’at of Ahlohim more than burnt offerings.

7 But like Ahdahm they have transgressed the brit: there have they dealt treacherously against Me.

8 Gilad is a city of theirs that works iniquity and is polluted with dahm.

9 And as groups of robbers wait for a man, so the company of kohanim murder on the derech to Shechem: for they commit wickedness.

10 I have seen a horrible thing in Beit Yisrael; there are the whoring of Efrayim, Yisrael is defiled.

11 Also, O Yahudah, He has appointed a harvest for you, when I return the captivity of My people.

7 When I would have healed Yisrael, then the iniquity of Efrayim was revealed and the wickedness of Shomron: for they commit falsehood; and the thief comes in and the band of robbers raids outside.

2 And they consider not in their levavot that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have surrounded them; they are before My face.

3 They make the melech have gilah with their wickedness and the rulers with their lies.

4 They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who ceases stirring the fire after he has kneaded the dough, until it be leavened.

5 In the yom of our melech the rulers have made him sick with bottles of wine; he stretched out his hand to the scorners.

6 For they have made ready their lev like an oven, while they lie in wait: their baker-anger sleeps all lyla; in the boker it burns as a flaming fire.

7 They are all hot as an oven, and have devoured their shophtim; all their melechim are fallen: there is none among them that calls to Me.

8 Efrayim, has mixed himself among the peoples; Efrayim is a half-baked cake not turned.

9 Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knows it not: yes, gray hairs are upon him, yet he knows it not.

10 And the Excellence of Yisrael testifies to his face: but they do not make teshuvah to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 their Ahlohim, nor do they seek Him for all this.

11 Efrayim also is like a silly dove without lev: they call to Mitzrayim, they go to Ashshur.

12 When they go, I will spread My net upon them; I will bring them down as the fowls of the shamayim; I will chastise them, as their assembly has heard.

13 Woe to them! For they have strayed far from Me: destruction to them! Because they have transgressed against Me: though I have redeemed them, yet they have spoken lies

against and about Me.

14 And they have not cried to Me with their lev, when they wailed upon their beds: they assemble themselves for grain and wine and they rebel against Me.

15 Though I have disciplined and strengthened their arms, yet do they imagine mischief against Me.

16 They make teshuvah, but not to El-Elyon: they are like a deceitful bow: their rulers shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue: this shall be their derision in the land of Mitzrayim.

8 Set the shofar to your mouth. The enemy shall come as an eagle against the Bayit of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, because they have transgressed My brit, and trespassed against My Torah.

2 Yisrael shall cry to Me, My Ahlohim, we know You.

3 Yisrael has cast off what is tov: the enemy shall pursue him.

4 They have set up melechim, but not by Me: they have made rulers and I knew it not: from their silver and their gold have they made for themselves idols, that they may be cut off.

5 Your golden calf, O Shomron, has been cast off; My anger is lit against them: how long will it be before they can be declared innocent?

6 For from Yisrael was it made: the workman made it; therefore it cannot be Ahlohim: but the calf of Shomron shall be broken in pieces.

7 For they have sown the wind and they shall reap the whirlwind: the stalk has no bud, it shall yield no grain: if it does yield, the gerim shall swallow it up.

8 Yisrael is swallowed up: now shall they be among all the goyim as a vessel in which is no pleasure.

9 For they have gone up to Ashshur, a wild donkey alone by himself: Efrayim has hired lovers.

10 Yes, though they have sold themselves to idols among the goyim, now will I gather them, after they have suffered a little from the burden of a melech and rulers.

11 Because Efrayim has made many altars for sin, the altars shall be counted to him as sin.

12 I have written to him the great and numerous things from My Torah, but they were counted as a strange thing.

13 They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of My offerings and eat it; but 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 accepts them not; now He will remember their iniquity and visit their sins: they shall return to Mitzrayim.

14 For Yisrael has forgotten his Maker and built palaces; and Yahudah has multiplied fortified cities: but I will send a fire upon its cities and it shall devour its palaces.

9 Do not gilah, O Yisrael, with simcha, as other peoples: for you have gone whoring from your Ahlohim, you have loved a reward upon every threshing floor.

2 The floor and the winepress shall not feed them and the new wine shall fail in her.

3 They shall not dwell in 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄’s land; but Efrayim shall return to Mitzrayim and they shall eat unclean things in Ashshur.

4 They shall not offer wine offerings to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, neither shall they be pleasing to Him: their sacrifices shall be to them as the lechem of mourners; all that eat it shall be polluted: for their lechem for their being shall not come into the Bayit of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

5 What will you do in the solemn yom and in the yom of the moadeem of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 ?

6 For, see, they shall soon go because of destruction: Mitzrayim shall gather them up, Memphis shall bury them: the pleasant places for their silver, nettles shall possess them: thorns shall be in their tents.

7 The yamim of punishment have come, the yamim of repayment have come; Yisrael shall know it: the navi is a fool, the spiritual man is mad, for the multitude of your iniquity, the hatred is great.

8 The watchman of Efrayim was with my Ahlohim: but the navi is a trap and a stumbling block in all his halachot, hatred is in the bayit of his Ahlohim.

9 They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the yamim of Givah: therefore He will remember their iniquity; He will punish them for their sins.

10 I found Yisrael like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your ahvot as the bikkurim in the fig eytz in the beginning: but they went to Ba’al-Peor and separated themselves for his shame; and their abominations were a result of their misplaced ahava.

11 As for Efrayim, their tifereth shall fly away like a bird, they are cut off from birth, and from the womb and from conception.

12 Though they bring up their children, yet will I make them childless, that there shall not be a man left: woe to them when I depart from them!

13 Efrayim, as I saw like Tzor, planted in a pleasant place: but Efrayim shall bring forth his children to the murderer.

14 Give them, O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄: what will You give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.

15 All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of My Bayit, I will love them no more: all their rulers are rebels.

16 Efrayim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yes, though they bring forth, yet will I kill even the beloved fruit of their womb.

17 My Ahlohim will cast them away because they did not listen to Him: and they shall be wanderers among the goyim.

10 Yisrael is a degenerate empty vine, he brings forth fruit to himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he has increased the altars; the better his land, the better the pagan pillars they built.

2 Their lev is divided; now shall they be found guilty: He shall break down their altars; He shall destroy their pillars.

3 For now they shall say, We have no melech because we feared not 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄; what then should a melech do for us?

4 They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a brit: therefore mishpat will spring up as poisoned weeds in the furrows of the field.

5 The inhabitants of Shomron shall fear because of the calf of Beth-Aven: for the people there shall mourn over it and also the kohanim there who rejoiced over it, for its former tifereth because it has departed from it.

6 It shall be also carried to Ashshur for a present to Melech Yarev: Efrayim shall receive shame and Yisrael shall be ashamed of his own counsel.

7 As for Shomron, her melech is cut off as the foam upon the mayim.

8 The high places of Aven, the sin of Yisrael, shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us.

9 O Yisrael, you have sinned from the yamim of Givah: there they stood: the battle in Givah against the children of iniquity shall not overtake them.

10 It is in My desire that I should correct them; and peoples shall be gathered against them, when I bind them for their double guilt.

11 And Efrayim is as a heifer that is being taught and loves to tread out the grain; but I passed over upon her fair neck: I will make Efrayim to ride; Yahudah shall plow, and Yaakov shall break his clods.

12 Sow to yourselves in tzedakah; gather the vintage for the fruit of chayim; light The Ohr of daat. Ask from 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, until the zera of tzedakah arrives.

13 You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped iniquity; you have eaten the fruit of lies: because you did trust in your own derech, in the multitudes of your mighty men.

14 Therefore shall a tumult arise among your people and all your fortresses shall be spoiled, as Shalman spoiled Beth-Arvel in the yom of battle: the emma was dashed in pieces falling upon her children.

15 So shall Beth-El do to you because of your great wickedness: in a boker shall the melech of Yisrael utterly be cut off.

11 When Yisrael was a Child, then I loved Him and called My Son out of Mitzrayim.

2 They called them, so they went out from them: they sacrificed to Ba’alim and burned incense to carved images.

3 I taught Efrayim to walk, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I healed them.

4 I drew them with cords of a man, with cords of ahava: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I bent down to feed them.

5 Let him then return into the land of Mitzrayim and the Ashurite shall be his melech because they refused to make teshuvah to Me.

6 And the sword shall abide on his cities and shall consume his branches, and devour them because of their own counsels.

7 And My people are committed to backslide from Me: though they have called to El-Elyon, none would exalt Him.

8 How shall I give you up, Efrayim? How can I just hand you over, Yisrael? How shall I make you as Admah? How shall I set you as Zevoim? My lev churns within Me, My rachamim are being lit for you.

9 I will not execute the fierceness of My full anger, I will not return to destroy Efrayim: for I AM El and not man; the Kadosh-One in the midst of you: and I will not come to you in full enmity.

10 They shall have their halacha in 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄: He shall roar like a Lion: when He shall roar, then the sons of Yisrael shall tremble from The Sea.

11 They shall tremble as a bird out of Mitzrayim and as a dove out of the land of Ashshur: and I will place them back in their own houses, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

12 Efrayim surrounds Me with lies and Beit Yisrael with deceit: but Yahudah still rules with El and is faithful to the Kadosh-One.

12 Efrayim feeds on wind and follows after the east wind: he daily increases lies and desolation; and they make a brit with the Ashurim and their oil is sent to Mitzrayim.

2 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has also a controversy with Yahudah and will punish Yaakov according to their halachot; according to their doings will he repay them.

3 He took his brother by the heel in the womb and by his strength he had power with Ahlohim:

4 Yes, he had power over The Heavenly Malach and prevailed: he wept and made tefillot to Him: he found Him in Beth-El and there He spoke with us;

5 Even 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Ahlohim Tzevaot;𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is His memorial Name.

6 Therefore make teshuvah to your Ahlohim: keep rachamim and mishpat and wait on your Ahlohim continually.

7 Yet Yaakov is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loves to oppress.

8 And Efrayim said, Yes, I have become rich, I have found substance: in all my labors they shall find no iniquity in me that is sin.

9 And I who am 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Ahlohim from the land of Mitzrayim will yet make you to dwell in sukkot, as in the yamim of the solemn moed of Sukkot.

10 I have also spoken to you by the neviim and I have multiplied visions and used parables, by the service of the neviim.

11 Is there iniquity in Gilad? Surely, yet they are vanity: they sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal; yes, their altars are as many as the heaps in the furrows of the fields.

12 And Yaakov fled into the country of Aram and Yisrael served for an isha and for an isha he kept sheep.

13 And by a navi 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 brought Yisrael out of Mitzrayim and by a navi was he guarded.

14 Efrayim provoked Him to anger most bitterly: therefore shall He leave his dahm-guilt upon him and his reproach shall His Master repay to him.

13 When Efrayim spoke there was trembling, he was exalted in Yisrael; but when he offended in Ba’al worship, he lost his power.

2 And now they sin more and more and have made molten images of their silver and idols according to their own binah, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say to them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.

3 Therefore they shall be as the boker cloud and as the early dew that passes away, as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind out of the threshing floor and as the smoke out of the chimney.

4 Yet I AM 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Ahlohim who fortifies the shamayim and creates the earth, whose hands made the whole host of the shamayim, but I did not show them to you to go after them but I brought you up from the land of Mitzrayim and you shall know no other ahlahim but Me: for there is no Savior besides Me.

5 I knew you in the wilderness, in the land of great drought.

6 When they were filled; and satisfied and their lev was exalted; they forgot Me.

7 Therefore I will be to them as a lion: as a leopard by the derech will I observe them:

8 I will meet them as a bear that is missing her young and will rip open the casing of their lev and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.

9 O Yisrael, you have destroyed yourself; but in Me is your help.

10 Where is your melech now to save you in all your cities? And your rulers of whom you said, Give me a melech and rulers?

11 I gave you a melech in My anger and took him away in My wrath.

12 The iniquity of Efrayim is bound up; his sin is hidden.

13 The pains of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is an unwise son; for he will not stay long in the place of childbirths.

14 I will ransom them from the power of Sheol; I will redeem them from death: O death, where is your victory; O Sheol, where is your sting? Your consolation is hidden from My eyes.

15 Though he be fruitful among his brothers, an east wind shall come, the Wind of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 shall come up from the wilderness and his spring shall become dry and his fountain shall be dried up: it shall spoil the treasure of all his pleasant vessels.

16 Shomron shall become desolate; for she has rebelled against her Ahlohim: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces and their women with child shall be ripped up.

14 O Yisrael, make teshuvah to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Ahlohim; for you have fallen by your iniquity.

2 Take with you Words of Torah and make teshuvah to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄: and say to Him, Take away all our iniquity and receive us graciously: so will we render the bulls, the fruit of our lips.

3 Ashshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say anymore to the work of our own hands, You are our ahlahim; for in You the fatherless finds rachamim.

4 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them instantly: for My anger will be turned away from him.

5 I will be as the dew to Yisrael: he shall grow as the lily and cast forth his roots as Levanon.

6 His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive eytz, and his smell as Levanon.

7 They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the grain and grow as the vine: their fragrance shall be as the wine of Levanon.

8 Efrayim shall say, What have I to do anymore with idols? As for Me, I have heard him and observed him saying, I am like a green fig eytz. O Efrayim from Me is your fruit found.

9 Who is wise and he shall understand these things? Discerning and he shall know them? For the halachot of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 are right and the tzadikim shall have their halacha in these things: but the transgressors shall fall in it. Ahmein