New International Version
"I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them.
King James Bible
I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.
Darby Bible Translation
I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely; for mine anger is turned away from him.
World English Bible
"I will heal their waywardness. I will love them freely; for my anger is turned away from him.
Young's Literal Translation
I heal their backsliding, I love them freely, For turned back hath Mine anger from him.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will heal their backsliding - Here is the answer of God to these prayers and resolutions. See its parts: -
1. Ye have backslidden and fallen, and are grievously and mortally wounded by that fall; but I, who am the Author of life, and who redeem from death, will heal all these wounds and spiritual diseases.
2. I will love them freely - נדבה nedabah, after a liberal, princely manner. I will love them so as to do them incessant good. It shall not be a love of affection merely, but shall be a beneficial love. A love that not only feels delight in itself, but fills them with delight who are its objects, by making them unutterably and supremely happy.
3. For mine anger is turned away from him - Because he has turned back to me. Thus God and man become friends.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I will love.
LibraryDecember 4. "From Me is Thy Fruit Found" (Hos. xiv. 8).
"From me is thy fruit found" (Hos. xiv. 8). Nothing keeps us from advancement more than ruts and drifts, and wheel-tracks into which our chariots roll and then move on in the narrow line with unchanging monotony, currents in life's stream on which we are borne in the old direction until the law of habit almost makes advance impossible. The true remedy for this is to commence at nothing; taking Christ afresh to be the Alpha and Omega for a deeper, higher, Divine experience, waiting even for His conception …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
The Dew and the Plants
The Poetical Books (Including Also Ecclesiastes and Canticles).
In that day you will say: "I will praise you, LORD. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me.
"Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel's mourners,
"Return, faithless people; I will cure you of backsliding." "Yes, we will come to you, for you are the LORD our God.
Is not Ephraim my dear son, the child in whom I delight? Though I often speak against him, I still remember him. Therefore my heart yearns for him; I have great compassion for him," declares the LORD.
And if I say to a wicked person, 'You will surely die,' but they then turn away from their sin and do what is just and right--
Then the nations around you that remain will know that I the LORD have rebuilt what was destroyed and have replanted what was desolate. I the LORD have spoken, and I will do it.'
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