I will return again to My place till they acknowledge
their offense. Then they will seek My face.
Your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you. § My beloved had turned away and was gone. I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer. § I hid and was angry, and he went on backsliding in the way of his heart. I have seen his ways, and will heal him. § Have you not brought this on yourself, in that you have forsaken the Lord your God when He led you in the way?
He arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. § I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely, for My anger has turned away.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Hos. 5:15; Isa. 59:2; Song 5:6; Isa. 57:17–18; Jer. 2:17; Luke 15:20; Hos. 14:4; 1 John 1:9