New Amharic Standard Version

ሆሴዕ 6:1-11

የእስራኤል ንስሓ አለመግባት

1“ኑ፤ ወደ እግዚአብሔር እንመለስ፤

እርሱ ሰባብሮናል፤

እርሱም ይጠግነናል፤

እርሱ አቊስሎናል፤

እርሱም ይፈውሰናል።

2ከሁለት ቀን በኋላ ያነቃናል፤

በእርሱም ፊት እንድንኖር፣

በሦስተኛው ቀን ያስነሣናል።

3እግዚአብሔርን እንወቀው፤

የበለጠ እናውቀውም ዘንድ እንትጋ፤

እንደ ንጋት ብርሃን፣

በእርግጥ ይገለጣል፤

ምድርን እንደሚያረሰርስ የበልግ ዝናብ፣

እንደ ክረምትም ዝናብ ወደ እኛ ይመጣል።”

4“ኤፍሬም ሆይ፤ ምን ላድርግህ?

ይሁዳ ሆይ፤ ምን ላድርግህ?

ፍቅራችሁ እንደ ማለዳ ጉም፣

እንደሚጠፋም የጧት ጤዛ ነው።

5ስለዚህ በነቢያቴ ቈራረጥኋችሁ፤

በአፌም ቃል ገደልኋችሁ፣

ፍርዴም እንደ መብረቅ በላያችሁ አበራ።

6ከመሥዋዕት ይልቅ ምሕረትን፣

ከሚቃጠልም መሥዋዕት ይልቅ እግዚአብሔርን ማወቅ እሻለሁና።

7እንደ አዳም6፥7 ወይም በአዳም እንደሆነው ወይም በሰዎች ቃል ኪዳንን ተላለፉ፤

በዚያም ለእኔ ታማኝ አልነበሩም።

8ገለዓድ በደም የተበከለች፣

የክፉዎች ሰዎች ከተማ ናት።

9ወንበዴዎች ሰውን ለማጥቃት እንደሚያደቡ፣

ካህናትም በቡድን እንዲሁ ያደርጋሉ፤

በሴኬም መንገድ ላይ ሰዎችን ይገድላሉ፤

አሳፋሪም ወንጀል ይፈጽማሉ።

10በእስራኤል ቤት የሚሰቀጥጥ ነገር አይቻለሁ፤

በዚያ ኤፍሬም ዘማዊ ሆነ፤

እስራኤልም ረከሰ።

11“ይሁዳ ሆይ፤ ለአንተም፣

መከር ተመድቦብሃል።

ሕዝቤን ከምርኮ አገር በመለስሁ ጊዜ፣

New International Version

Hosea 6:1-11

Israel Unrepentant

1“Come, let us return to the Lord.

He has torn us to pieces

but he will heal us;

he has injured us

but he will bind up our wounds.

2After two days he will revive us;

on the third day he will restore us,

that we may live in his presence.

3Let us acknowledge the Lord;

let us press on to acknowledge him.

As surely as the sun rises,

he will appear;

he will come to us like the winter rains,

like the spring rains that water the earth.”

4“What can I do with you, Ephraim?

What can I do with you, Judah?

Your love is like the morning mist,

like the early dew that disappears.

5Therefore I cut you in pieces with my prophets,

I killed you with the words of my mouth—

then my judgments go forth like the sun.6:5 The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.

6For I desire mercy, not sacrifice,

and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.

7As at Adam,6:7 Or Like Adam; or Like human beings they have broken the covenant;

they were unfaithful to me there.

8Gilead is a city of evildoers,

stained with footprints of blood.

9As marauders lie in ambush for a victim,

so do bands of priests;

they murder on the road to Shechem,

carrying out their wicked schemes.

10I have seen a horrible thing in Israel:

There Ephraim is given to prostitution,

Israel is defiled.

11“Also for you, Judah,

a harvest is appointed.

“Whenever I would restore the fortunes of my people,