Hosea calls Israel to return and serve the Lord—The mercy and knowledge of God are more important than ritualistic sacrifices.
1 Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will
3 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
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
5 Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have
9 And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder
10 I have seen an