“Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the LORD.”
King James Version (KJV)
31:20 For since - From the time I spake against him by my threatenings, I remember him with the affection and compassion of a father.