The people in Israel have forgotten the Lord
As my son, I called him to come out of Egypt.
the more he turned away from me.
My people gave
I took my people up in my arms!
I gave them health.
But they did not know this.
I was like a person who let them be free.
I bent down to feed them.
So they must return to Egypt.
Assyria will rule over them.
People will break down the city gates.
Their strong places will not help them.
They call out to a God who rules above,
but he will not help them.’
The Lord does not want to destroy Israel
I do not want to give you to someone else.
I do not want to make you like Admah.
I do not want to make you like Zeboiim.
My love for you will not let me do it!
My love for you is too strong.
This is even when I am angry.
I will not destroy Israel again.
This is because I am God and not a man.
I am the
I will not show you that I am angry.
I will make a loud sound and my children will come.
They will follow me.
My children will come from the west.
They will be afraid when they come.
They will be like birds from Assyria.
They will be afraid.
I will bring them back to their homes again.
I, the Lord, have spoken.’
The Lord is against the people in Israel
Those things are all round me.
Israel's people have not told me true things.
But Judah's people have not obeyed God.
But Judah's people do not obey me.