|Hosea 6: 1 - 6
||"Come, let us return to the LORD; for he has torn, that he may heal us; he has stricken, and he will bind us up.
||After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, that we may live before him.
||Let us know, let us press on to know the LORD; his going forth is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth."
||What shall I do with you, O E'phraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? Your love is like a morning cloud, like the dew that goes early away.
||Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets, I have slain them by the words of my mouth, and my judgment goes forth as the light.
||For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God, rather than burnt offerings.