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take another stick, and write upon it: For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and of all the house of Israel his companions; 17 and join them for thee one to another into one stick, that they may become one in thy hand. 18 And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying: Wilt thou not tell us what thou meanest by these? 19 say unto them: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his companions; and I will put them unto him together with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in My hand. 20 And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thy hand before their eyes. 21 And say unto them: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, whither they are gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land; 22 and I will make them one nation in the land, upon the mountains of Israel, and one king shall be king to them all; and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all; 23 neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will save them out of all their dwelling-places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them; so shall they be My people, and I will be their God. 24 And My servant David shall be king over them, and they all shall have one shepherd; they shall also walk in Mine ordinances, and observe My statutes, and do them. 25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob My servant, wherein your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, they, and their children, and their children's children, for ever; and David My servant shall be their prince for ever. 26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them-it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; and I will establish them, and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in the midst of them for ever. 27 My dwelling-place also shall be over them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 28 And the nations shall know that I am the LORD that sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for ever.'
A Plea for Repentance 2 Return, O Israel, unto the LORD thy 14
And return unto the LORD;
of our lips.
We will not ride upon horses;
our hands our gods;
5 I will heal their backsliding,
I will love them freely;
For Mine anger is turned away from him. 6 I will be as the dew unto Israel;
He shall blossom as the lily,
And cast forth his roots as Lebanon. 7 His branches shall spread,
And his beauty shall be as the olive-tree,
And his fragrance as Lebanon. 8 They that dwell under his shadow shall
'What have I to do any more with idols?'
From Me is thy fruit found. 10 Whoso is wise, let him understand these
Whoso is prudent, let him know them.
The Day of the Lord 2 21 Fear not, Oland, be glad and rejoice;
For the LORD hath done great things. 22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field;
For the pastures of the wilderness do spring,
strength. 28 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and
rejoice In the LORD your God; For He giveth you the former rain in just
measure, And He causeth to come down for you the
rain, The former rain and the latter rain, at the
first. 24 And the floors shall be full of corn,
And the vats shall overflow with wine and
oil. 25 And I will restore to you the years that the
locust hath eaten, The canker-worm, and the caterpillar, and
the palmer-worm, My great army which I sent among you. 26 And ye shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, And shall praise the name of the LORD your
And My people shall never be ashamed. 27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst
of Israel, And that I am the LORD your God, and
there is none else; And My people shall never be ashamed.
And it shall come to pass afterward,
And your sons and your daughters shall
Your young men shall see visions; 2 And also upon the servants and upon the
handmaids In those days will I pour out My spirit. 3 And I will show wonders in the heavens and
in the earth,
And the moon into blood,
LORD come. 5 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever
shall call on the name of the LORD shall
be delivered; For in mount Zion and in Jerusalem there
shall be those that escape, As the LORD hath said, And among the remnant those whom the
LORD shall call.
God's Impartial Justice
For three transgressions of Edom,