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Hosea 6

6:1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. (6:2) "After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight."
This may be the verse referred to in Luke 18:31-33 and 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. However, Hosea 6:2 refers to the people living at the time (hence "us") and therefore cannot be fulfilled by the death and resurrection of Jesus.
6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
6:4 O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away.
6:5 Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth. (6:5) "I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth."
6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. (6:6)
"I desired mercy, and not sacrifice."
Is God merciful?
Does God desire animal sacrifices?
6:7 But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me.
6:8 Gilead is a city of them that work iniquity, and is polluted with blood. (6:9-10) More lewdness and whoredom.
6:9 And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness. (6:9) "They commit lewdness."
6:10 I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled. (6:10) "There is the whoredom of Ephraim."
6:11 Also, O Judah, he hath set an harvest for thee, when I returned the captivity of my people.

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