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14 “Therefore, behold, I will allure her,
Will bring her into the wilderness,
And speak 7comfort to her.
And nthe Valley of Achor as a door of hope;
She shall sing there,
As in othe days of her youth,
pAs in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.
Says the Lord,
“That you will call Me 8‘My Husband,’
And no longer call Me 9‘My Master,’
17 For qI will take from her mouth the names of the Baals,
And they shall be remembered by their name no more.
18 In that day I will make a rcovenant 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 sI will shatter from the earth,
To make them tlie down safely.
Yes, I will betroth you to Me
In righteousness and justice,
In lovingkindness and mercy;
And uyou shall know the Lord.
That vI will answer,” says the Lord;
“I will answer the heavens,
And they shall answer the earth.
With new wine,
And with oil;
They shall answer 1Jezreel.
23 Then wI will sow her for Myself in the earth,
‘You are 4My people!’
And they shall say, ‘You are my God!’ ”
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