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Hosea 2:18–20

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

With the abeasts of the field,

The birds of the sky

And the creeping things of the ground.

And I will 1babolish the bow, the sword and war from the land,

And will make them clie down in safety.

19 “I will abetroth you to Me forever;

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

In lovingkindness and in compassion,

20 And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness.

Then you will aknow 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 — English Standard Version (ESV)

18 And I 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 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 betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. 20 I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know 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.