(based on Hosea 14:4-9)
I will love you freely,
for my anger has turned from you.
I will be like the dew to you;
you shall blossom like the lily;
you shall take root like the trees of Lebanon;
your shoots shall spread out;
your beauty shall be like the olive,
and your fragrance like Lebanon.
You shall return and dwell beneath my shadow;
you shall flourish like the grain;
you shall blossom like the vine;
your fame shall be like the wine of Lebanon.
O Ephraim, what have I to do with idols?
It is I who answer and look after you.
I am like an evergreen cypress;
from me comes your fruit.
Whoever is wise, let him understand these things;
whoever is discerning, let him know them;
for the ways of the LORD are right,
and the upright walk in them,
but transgressors stumble in them.