1 Come, let us go back to the Lord; for he has given us wounds and he will make us well; he has given blows and he will give help.
2 After two days he will give us life, and on the third day he will make us get up, and we will be living before him.
3 And let us have knowledge, let us go after the knowledge of the Lord; his going out is certain as the dawn, his decisions go out like the light; he will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth.
4 O Ephraim, what am I to do to you? O Judah, what am I to do to you? For your love is like a morning cloud, and like the dew which goes early away.