Hoshe’ah 6 – הושע ו

1“‘Come, and let us return unto  יהוה ; for He has torn, and He will heal us, He has smitten, and He will bind us up. 2After two days will He revive us, on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His presence. 3And let us know, eagerly strive to know  יהוה , His going forth is sure as the morning; and He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter rain that waters the earth.’ 4O Efrayim, what shall I do unto you? O Yehudah, what shall I do unto you? For your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the dew that early passes away. 5Therefore have I hewed them by the Nevi’im, I have slain them by the words of My mouth; and your judgment goes forth as the light. 6For I desire compassion, and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of Elohim rather than Olot. 7But they like men have transgressed the Brit; there have they dealt treacherously against Me. 8Gilad is a city of them that work iniquity, it is covered with footprints of blood. 9And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so does the company of priests; they murder in the way toward Shekhem; yes, they commit enormity. 10In Beit Yisra’el  I  have seen  a  horrible thing;  there  harlotry  is  found  in  Efrayim,  Yisra’el  is defiled. 11Also, O Yehudah, there is a harvest appointed for you! When I would turn the captivity of My people.”

אלְכוּ וְנָשׁוּבָה אֶל יהוה כִּי הוּא טָרָף וְיִרְפָּאֵנוּ; יַךְ וְיַחְבְּשֵׁנוּ. ביְחַיֵּנוּ מִיֹּמָיִם; בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁלִישִׁי יְקִמֵנוּ וְנִחְיֶה לְפָנָיו. גוְנֵדְעָה נִרְדְּפָה לָדַעַת אֶת יהוה כְּשַׁחַר נָכוֹן מֹצָאוֹ; וְיָבוֹא כַגֶּשֶׁם לָנוּ כְּמַלְקוֹשׁ יוֹרֶה אָרֶץ. דמָה אֶעֱשֶׂה לְּךָ אֶפְרַיִם מָה אֶעֱשֶׂה לְּךָ יְהוּדָה; וְחַסְדְּכֶם כַּעֲנַן בֹּקֶר וְכַטַּל מַשְׁכִּים הֹלֵךְ. העַל כֵּן חָצַבְתִּי בַּנְּבִיאִים הֲרַגְתִּים בְּאִמְרֵי פִי; וּמִשְׁפָּטֶיךָ אוֹר יֵצֵא. וכִּי חֶסֶד חָפַצְתִּי וְלֹא זָבַח; וְדַעַת אֱלֹהִים מֵעֹלוֹת. זוְהֵמָּה כְּאָדָם עָבְרוּ בְרִית; שָׁם בָּגְדוּ בִי. חגִּלְעָד קִרְיַת פֹּעֲלֵי אָוֶן עֲקֻבָּה מִדָּם. טוּכְחַכֵּי אִישׁ גְּדוּדִים חֶבֶר כֹּהֲנִים דֶּרֶךְ יְרַצְּחוּ שֶׁכְמָה: כִּי זִמָּה עָשׂוּ. יבְּבֵית יִשְׂרָאֵל רָאִיתִי שעריריה (שַׁעֲרוּרִיָּה); שָׁם זְנוּת לְאֶפְרַיִם נִטְמָא יִשְׂרָאֵל. יאגַּם יְהוּדָה שָׁת קָצִיר לָךְ בְּשׁוּבִי שְׁבוּת עַמִּי.