14 Therefore, I am going to persuade her,
lead her to the wilderness,s
and speak tenderly to her.A
15 There I will give her vineyards back to hert
into a gateway of hope.
There she will respond as she did
in the days of her youth,v
as in the day she came out of the land of Egypt.
this is the Lord’s declaration—
you will call me, “My husband,”w
and no longer call me, “My Baal.”C
from her mouth;
they will no longer be remembered by their names.
with the wild animals, the birds of the sky,
and the creatures that crawl on the ground.x
I will shatter bow, sword,
and will enable the people to rest securely.z
19 I will take you to be my wife forever.aa
I will take you to be my wife in righteousness,
justice, love, and compassion.ab
and you will know the Lord.ac
21 On that day I will respondad—
this is the Lord’s declaration.
I will respond to the sky,
and it will respond to the earth.
22 The earth will respond to the grain,ae
the new wine, and the fresh oil,
and they will respond to Jezreel.
and I will have compassionag
I will say to Lo-ammi:ah
You are my people,ai
and he will say, “You are my God.”
Lit speak to her heart
Or My Master
Or war on the earth