14 “Come back, O Israel, to Jehovah your God,+For you have stumbled because of your error. 2 Come back to Jehovah with these words,Say to him, ‘May you pardon our error+ and accept what is good,And we will offer the praise of our lips+ as we would young bulls.* 3 As·syrʹi·a will not save us.+ We will not ride on horses,+And we will no longer say, “O our God!” to the work of our hands,For it is by you that the fatherless child is shown mercy.’+ 4 I will heal their unfaithfulness.+ I will love them of my own free will,+Because my anger has turned away from him.+ 5 I will become like the dew to Israel;He will blossom like the lilyAnd will send down his roots like the trees of Lebʹa·non. 6 His twigs will spread,His splendor will be like that of the olive tree,And his fragrance like that of Lebʹa·non. 7 They will again dwell in his shadow. They will grow grain and will bud like the vine.+ His fame* will be like the wine of Lebʹa·non. 8 Eʹphra·im will say, ‘What more do I have to do with idols?’+ I will answer and watch over him.+ I will be like a thriving juniper tree. From me your fruit will be found.” 9 Who is wise? Let him understand these things. Who is discreet? Let him know them. For the ways of Jehovah are upright,+And the righteous will walk in them;But the transgressors will stumble in them.