Hosea 2:14–23

14 “Therefore I am now going to allure her;

I will lead her into the wildernessm

and speak tenderly to her.

15 There I will give her back her vineyards,

and will make the Valley of Achorb n a door of hope.

There she will respondc o as in the days of her youth,p

as in the day she came up out of Egypt.q

16 “In that day,” declares the Lord,

“you will call me ‘my husband’;r

you will no longer call me ‘my master.d

17 I will remove the names of the Baals from her lips;s

no longer will their names be invoked.t

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.u

Bow and sword and battle

I will abolishv from the land,

so that all may lie down in safety.w

19 I will betrothx you to me forever;

I will betroth you ine righteousness and justice,y

inf love and compassion.z

20 I will betroth you ing faithfulness,

and you will acknowledgea the Lord.b

21 “In that day I will respond,”

declares the Lord

“I will respondc to the skies,

and they will respond to the earth;

22 and the earth will respond to the grain,

the new wine and the olive oil,d

and they will respond to Jezreel.h e

23 I will plantf her for myself in the land;

I will show my love to the one I called ‘Not my loved one.i g

I will say to those called ‘Not my people,j’ ‘You are my people’;h

and they will say, ‘You are my God.i’ ”

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