Jeremiah 3:4; Jeremiah 31:9

Have you not just now ncalled to me,

My father, you are the friend of my youth

sWith weeping they shall come,

tand with pleas for mercy I will lead them back,

I will make them uwalk by brooks of water,

vin a straight path in which they shall not stumble,

for wI am a father to Israel,

and Ephraim is xmy firstborn.