Israel; Flourish and Blossom

          Hosea 12:6 Turn back, with God’s help; maintain loyalty and justice, wait constantly for your God.

Hosea 10:12 Sow justice and reap loyalty, break up your fallow ground. It is time to seek the Lord, until He comes and rains justice on you.

Hosea 12:9 I have been the Lord your God since your days in Egypt. I shall make you live in tents again, as in the days of the Tent of Meeting.

Hosea 11:9 How can I hand you over, Ephraim? How can I surrender you, Israel?     How can I make you like a vanished people? A change of heart moves Me, tenderness kindles within Me.

Hosea 14:1-3  Return, Israel to the Lord your God, your sins have been your downfallConfess to the Lord, ask His forgiveness.                    We will offer to You the fruit of our labour. Other nations cannot save us, we will never again rely on what our hand has made. For in You the fatherless find mercy.

Hosea 14:4-6  I will heal My peoples apostasy and will love them freely, for My anger has turned away them  I will be like the dew to Israel, that they may flower and grow in splendour like an olive or cedar tree.

Hosea 14:7  Israel will again live in My shadow, they will flourish and blossom like a fruitful vine.

Hosea 14:8  What further dealings has Ephraim with idols? I declare and affirm that I am the tree that shelters you, Your prosperity comes from Me.

Hosea 14: 9 Let the wise consider these things – let the discerning understand them.The ways of the Lord are straight and the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious will stumble.

Verses from the Revised English Bible.  Some verses abridged