6:1 "Come, let us return to the LORD; for he has torn, that he may heal us; he has stricken, and he will bind us up.
6:1 "Come, let us return to the LORD; for it is he who has torn, and he will heal us; he has struck down, and he will bind us up.

6:2 After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, that we may live before him.
6:2 After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, that we may live before him.

6:3 Let us know, let us press on to know the LORD; his going forth is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth."
6:3 Let us know, let us press on to know the LORD; his appearing is as sure as the dawn; he will come to us like the showers, like the spring rains that water the earth."

6:4 What shall I do with you, O E'phraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? Your love is like a morning cloud, like the dew that goes early away.
6:4 What shall I do with you, O Ephraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? Your love is like a morning cloud, like the dew that goes away early.

6:5 Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets, I have slain them by the words of my mouth, and my judgment goes forth as the light.
6:5 Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets, I have killed them by the words of my mouth, and my judgment goes forth as the light.

6:6 For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God, rather than burnt offerings.
6:6 For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

6:7 But at Adam they transgressed the covenant; there they dealt faithlessly with me.
6:7 But at Adam they transgressed the covenant; there they dealt faithlessly with me.

6:8 Gilead is a city of evildoers, tracked with blood.
6:8 Gilead is a city of evildoers, tracked with blood.

6:9 As robbers lie in wait for a man, so the priests are banded together; they murder on the way to Shechem, yea, they commit villainy.
6:9 As robbers lie in wait for someone, so the priests are banded together; they murder on the road to Shechem, they commit a monstrous crime.

6:10 In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing; E'phraim's harlotry is there, Israel is defiled.
6:10 In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing; Ephraim's whoredom is there, Israel is defiled.

6:11 For you also, O Judah, a harvest is appointed. When I would restore the fortunes of my people,
6:11 For you also, O Judah, a harvest is appointed. When I would restore the fortunes of my people,