New International Version – UK

Hosea 14:1-9

Repentance to bring blessing

In Hebrew texts 14:1-9 is numbered 14:2-10. 1Return, Israel, to the Lord your God.

Your sins have been your downfall!

2Take words with you

and return to the Lord.

Say to him:

‘Forgive all our sins

and receive us graciously,

that we may offer the fruit of our lips.14:2 Or offer our lips as sacrifices of bulls

3Assyria cannot save us;

we will not mount warhorses.

We will never again say “Our gods”

to what our own hands have made,

for in you the fatherless find compassion.’

4‘I will heal their waywardness

and love them freely,

for my anger has turned away from them.

5I will be like the dew to Israel;

he will blossom like a lily.

Like a cedar of Lebanon

he will send down his roots;

6his young shoots will grow.

His splendour will be like an olive tree,

his fragrance like a cedar of Lebanon.

7People will dwell again in his shade;

they will flourish like the corn,

they will blossom like the vine –

Israel’s fame will be like the wine of Lebanon.

8Ephraim, what more have I14:8 Or Hebrew; Septuagint What more has Ephraim to do with idols?

I will answer him and care for him.

I am like a flourishing juniper;

your fruitfulness comes from me.’

9Who is wise? Let them realise these things.

Who is discerning? Let them understand.

The ways of the Lord are right;

the righteous walk in them,

but the rebellious stumble in them.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Koseya 14:1-9

Okwenenya Kuleeta Omukisa

114:1 Kos 5:5Mudde eri Mukama Katonda wammwe, ggwe Isirayiri.

Ebibi byammwe bye bibaleetedde okugwa.

214:2 a Mi 7:18-19 b Beb 13:15Mudde eri Mukama

nga mwogera ebigambo bino nti,

“Tusonyiwe ebibi byaffe byonna,

otwanirize n’ekisa,

bwe tutyo tunaawaayo ebibala by’akamwa kaffe, ng’ebiweebwayo eby’ente ennume.

314:3 a Zab 33:17; Is 31:1 b Kos 8:6 c Zab 10:14; 68:5Obwasuli tebusobola kutulokola;

Tetujja kwebagala mbalaasi ez’omu ntalo.

Tetuliddayo kwogera nate nti, ‘Bakatonda baffe,’

nga twogera ku bintu bye twekoledde n’emikono gyaffe,

kubanga mu ggwe, bamulekwa mwe bajja okusaasirwa.”

414:4 a Kos 6:1 b Zef 3:17Ndibalekesaayo empisa zaabwe embi,

ne mbaagala awatali kye mbasalidde kya kusasula.

Kubanga obusungu bwange butanudde okubavaako.

514:5 a Lu 2:1 b Is 35:2 c Yob 29:19Ndifaanana ng’omusulo eri Isirayiri:

alimulisa ng’eddanga,

era alisimba emirandira ng’emivule gy’e Lebanooni.

614:6 a Zab 52:8; Yer 11:16 b Lu 4:11Amatabi ge amato galikula;

n’obulungi bwe buliba ng’omuzeyituuni,

n’akaloosa ke kaliba ng’akaloosa k’omuvule gw’e Lebanooni.

714:7 a Zab 91:1-4 b Kos 2:22 c Ez 17:23Abantu balibeera nate wansi w’ekisiikirize kye,

era alibala ng’emmere ey’empeke.

Alimulisa ng’omuzabbibu,

era alyatiikirira nga wayini ow’e Lebanooni.

814:8 nny 3Ggwe Efulayimu mugabo ki gwe nnina mu bakatonda bo?

Ndimwanukula ne mulabirira.

Nninga omuberosi omugimu, era n’ebibala byo biva mu nze.

914:9 a Zab 107:43 b Nge 10:29; Is 1:28 c Zab 111:7-8; Zef 3:5; Bik 13:10 d Is 26:7Abalina amagezi bategeera ensonga zino,

era abakabakaba balibimanya.

Amakuba ga Mukama matuufu,

n’abatuukirivu bagatambuliramu,

naye abajeemu bageesittaliramu.