How can I give you up, O Ephraim! How can I surrender you and cast you off, O Israel! How can I make you as Admah or how can I treat you as Zeboiim [both destroyed with Sodom]! My heart recoils within Me; My compassions are kindled together. [Deu_29:23]
I will not execute the fierceness of My anger; I will not bring back Ephraim to nothing or again destroy him. For I am Almighty Yahuwah and not man, the Holy One in the midst of you, and I will not come in wrath or enter into the city.