But the Lord says, “Stop crying. Don’t fill your eyes with tears. You will be rewarded for your work.” This message is from the Lord. “The people of Israel will come back from their enemy’s land. Israel, there is hope for you.” This message is from the Lord. “Your children will come back to their own land. I have heard Ephraim crying: ‘Lord, you punished me, and I learned my lesson. I was like a calf that was never trained. Please stop punishing me, and I will come back to you. You really are the Lord my God.