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Hosea 2:18–20

18 And jI will make for them a covenant on that day with the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the creeping things of the ground. And kI will abolish6 the bow, the sword, and war from the land, and I will make you lie down in lsafety. 19 And I will betroth you to me mforever. nI will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. 20 nI will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And oyou shall know the Lord.

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Hosea 2:18–20 — The New International Version (NIV)

18 In that day I will make a covenant for them

with the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky

and the creatures that move along the ground.

Bow and sword and battle

I will abolish from the land,

so that all may lie down in safety.

19 I will betroth you to me forever;

I will betroth you in righteousness and justice,

in love and compassion.

20 I will betroth you in faithfulness,

and you will acknowledge the Lord.

Hosea 2:18–20 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

18 And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field,

And with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground:

And I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth,

And will make them to lie down safely.

19 And I will betroth thee unto me for ever;

Yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment,

And in lovingkindness, and in mercies.

20 I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness:

And thou shalt know the Lord.

Hosea 2:18–20 — New Living Translation (NLT)

18 On that day I will make a covenant

with all the wild animals and the birds of the sky

and the animals that scurry along the ground

so they will not harm you.

I will remove all weapons of war from the land,

all swords and bows,

so you can live unafraid

in peace and safety.

19 I will make you my wife forever,

showing you righteousness and justice,

unfailing love and compassion.

20 I will be faithful to you and make you mine,

and you will finally know me as the Lord.

Hosea 2:18–20 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

18 In that day I will make a covenant for them

With the beasts of the field,

With the birds of the air,

And with the creeping things of the ground.

Bow and sword of battle I will shatter from the earth,

To make them lie down safely.

19 “I will betroth you to Me forever;

Yes, I will betroth you to Me

In righteousness and justice,

In lovingkindness and mercy;

20 I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness,

And you shall know the Lord.

Hosea 2:18–20 — New Century Version (NCV)

18 At that time I will make an agreement for them

with the wild animals, the birds, and the crawling things.

I will smash from the land

the bow and the sword and the weapons of war,

so my people will live in safety.

19 And I will make you my promised bride forever.

I will be good and fair;

I will show you my love and mercy.

20 I will be true to you as my promised bride,

and you will know the Lord.

Hosea 2:18–20 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

18 And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the birds of the heavens, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the land, and will make them to lie down safely. 19 And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in justice, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. 20 I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness; and thou shalt know Jehovah.

Hosea 2:18–20 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

18 And I will make a covenant for them in that day with the beasts of the field, and with the fowl of the heavens, and the creeping things of the ground; and I will break bow and sword and battle out of the land; and I will make them to lie down safely. 19 And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; and I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving-kindness, and in mercies; 20 and I will betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know Jehovah.

Hosea 2:18–20 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

18 “On that day I will make an arrangement with the wild animals,

the birds, and the animals that crawl on the ground.

I will destroy all the bows, swords, and weapons of war,

so people can live safely.

19 “Israel, I will make you my wife forever.

I will be honest and faithful to you.

I will show you my love and compassion.

20 I will be true to you, my wife.

Then you will know the Lord.

Hosea 2:18–20 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

18 On that day I will make a covenant for them

with the wild animals, the birds of the sky,

and the creatures that crawl on the ground.

I will shatter bow, sword,

and weapons of war in the land

and will enable the people to rest securely.

19 I will take you to be My wife forever.

I will take you to be My wife in righteousness,

justice, love, and compassion.

20 I will take you to be My wife in faithfulness,

and you will know Yahweh.

Hosea 2:18–20 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 I will make for you a covenant on that day with the wild animals, the birds of the air, and the creeping things of the ground; and I will abolish the bow, the sword, and war from the land; and I will make you lie down in safety. 19 And I will take you for my wife forever; I will take you for my wife in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love, and in mercy. 20 I will take you for my wife in faithfulness; and you shall know the Lord.

Hosea 2:18–20 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

18 I will make a covenant for them on that day,

with the animals of the field,

with the birds of the heaven, and

with the creeping things of the ground;

the bow, the sword, and the war I will abolish from the land, and I will let them lie down in safety.

19 And I will take you as my wife forever;

I will take you as a wife for myself in righteousness and in justice,

in steadfast love and in mercy.

20 I will take you as my wife in faithfulness,

and you will know Yahweh.

Hosea 2:18–20 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

18 At that time I will make a covenant

for the good of my people.

I will make it with the wild animals

and the birds of the air.

It will also be made with the creatures

that move on the ground.

I will remove bows and swords

and other weapons of war from the land.

Then my people can lie down in safety.

19 I will make Israel my own.

She will belong to me forever.

I will do to her what is right and fair.

I will love her tenderly.

20 I will be faithful to her.

And she will recognize me as the Lord.

Hosea 2:18–20 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

18 “In that day I will also make a covenant for them

With the beasts of the field,

The birds of the sky

And the creeping things of the ground.

And I will abolish the bow, the sword and war from the land,

And will make them lie down in safety.

19 “I will betroth you to Me forever;

Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice,

In lovingkindness and in compassion,

20 And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness.

Then you will know the Lord.