2 The One who reigns over Israel: Be attentive. For you lead Joseph like a sheep. The One who sits upon the cherubim: Shine forth
3 in the presence of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh. Awaken your power and draw near, so as to accomplish our salvation.
4 Convert us, O God. And reveal your face, and we will be saved.
5 O Lord, God of hosts, how long will you be angry over the prayer of your servant?
6 How long will you feed us the bread of tears, and give us to drink a full measure of tears?
7 You have set us as a contradiction to our neighbors. And our enemies have ridiculed us.
8 O God of hosts, convert us. And reveal your face, and we will be saved.
9 You have transferred a vineyard from Egypt. You have cast out the Gentiles, and planted it.
10 You were the leader of the journey in its sight. You planted its roots, and it filled the earth.
11 Its shadow covered the hills, and its branches covered the cedars of God.
12 It extended its new branches even to the sea, and its new seedlings even to the river.
13 So then, why have you destroyed its walls, so that all those who pass by the way gather its grapes?
14 The wild boar of the forest has trampled it, and a single wild beast has laid waste to it.
15 Turn back, O God of hosts. Look down from heaven, and see, and visit this vineyard;
16 and complete what your right hand has planted, and look upon the son of man, whom you have confirmed for yourself.
Hosea 11:1-4, 8e-9
1 Just as the morning passes, so has the king of Israel passed by. For Israel was a child and I loved him; and out of Egypt I called my son.
2 They called them, and so they departed before their face. They offered victims to the Baals, and they sacrificed to graven images.
3 And I was like a foster father to Ephraim. I carried them in my arms. And they did not know that I healed them.
4 I will draw them with the cords of Adam, with the bands of love. And I will be to them like one who raises the yoke over their jaws. And I will reach down to him so that he may eat.
My heart has changed within me; together with my regret, it has been stirred up.
9 I will not act on the fury of my wrath. I will not turn back to utterly destroy Ephraim. For I am God, and not man, the Divine in your midst, and I will not advance upon the city.
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