1 "Venite, et revertamur ad Do minum, quia ipse laceravit et sanabit nos, percussit et curabit nos.
2 Vivificabit nos post duos dies, in die tertia suscitabit nos, et vivemus in conspectu eius.
3 Sciamus sequamurque, ut cognoscamus Dominum. Quasi diluculum praeparatus est egressus eius, et veniet quasi imber nobis temporaneus, quasi imber serotinus irrigans terram".
4 Quid faciam tibi, Ephraim? Quid faciam tibi, Iuda? Caritas vestra quasi nubes matutina et quasi ros mane pertransiens.
5 Propter hoc dolavi per prophetas, occidi eos in verbis oris mei, sed ius meum quasi lux egredietur;
6 quia caritatem volo et non sacrificium, et scientiam Dei plus quam holocausta.
7 Ipsi autem in Adam transgressi sunt pactum; ibi praevaricati sunt in me.
8 Galaad civitas operantium iniquitatem maculata sanguine.
9 Et quasi insidiantes virum latrones caterva sacerdotum; in via interficiunt pergentes Sichem, vere scelus operantur.
10 In domo Israel vidi horrendum: ibi fornicationes Ephraim, contaminatus est Israel.
11 Sed et tibi, Iuda, parata est messis, cum convertero sortem populi mei.
King James Version
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 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 latter and former rain unto 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 troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.
10 I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled.
11 Also, O Judah, he hath set an harvest for thee, when I returned the captivity of my people.