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Yet even now, says the Lord,

return to me with all your heart,

with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;

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12. With such judgments impending over the Jews, Jehovah Himself urges them to repentance.

also nowEven now, what none could have hoped or believed possible, God still invites you to the hope of salvation.

fasting … weeping … mourning—Their sin being most heinous needs extraordinary humiliation. The outward marks of repentance are to signify the depth of their sorrow for sin.