Oséias 6

1 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.

2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.

3 Then shall we haue knowledge, and indeuour our selues to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning, and he shall come vnto vs as the raine, and as the latter raine vnto the earth.

4 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.

5 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.

6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

7 But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me.

8 Gilead [is] a city of them that work iniquity, [and is] polluted with blood.

9 And as the eues waite for a man, so the companie of Priestes murther in the way by consent: for they worke mischiefe.

10 I haue seene vileny in the house of Israel: there is ye whoredome of Ephraim: Israel is defiled.

11 Also, O Judah, he hath set an harvest for thee, when I returned the captivity of my people.