An exhortation to repentance.
Hosea 6:1 'Come, and we turn back unto Jehovah, For He hath torn, and He doth heal us, He doth smite, and He bindeth us up. Hosea 6:2 He doth revive us after two days, In the third day He doth raise us up, And we live before Him. Hosea 6:3 And we knowwe pursue to know Jehovah, As the dawn prepared is His going forth, And He cometh in as a shower to us, As gathered rainsprinkling earth.'
A complaint of their untowardness and iniquity.
Hosea 6:4 What do I do to thee, O Ephraim? What do I do to thee, O Judah? Your goodness [is] as a cloud of the morning, And as dew rising earlygoing. Hosea 6:5 Therefore I have hewed by prophets, I have slain them by sayings of My mouth, And My judgments to the light goeth forth. Hosea 6:6 For kindness I desired, and not sacrifice, And a knowledge of God above burnt-offerings. Hosea 6:7 And they, as Adam, transgressed a covenant, There they dealt treacherously against me. Hosea 6:8 Gilead [is] a city of workers of iniquity, Slippery from blood. Hosea 6:9 And as bands do wait for a man, A company of priests do murderthe way to Shechem, For wickedness they have done. Hosea 6:10 In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing, There [is] the whoredom of Ephraimdefiled is Israel. Hosea 6:11 Also, O Judah, appointed is a harvest to thee, In My turning back [to] the captivity of My people!