And to your sisters, ||Ru-hamah.
For bshe is not my wife, neither am I her husband:
Let her therefore put away cher whoredoms out of her sight,
And her adulteries dfrom between her breasts;
4 And iI will not have mercy upon her children;
For they be the kchildren of whoredoms.
5 For their mother lhath played the harlot:
mShe that conceived them hath done shamefully:
For she said, nI will go after my lovers,
oThat give me my bread and my water,
7 And she shall follow after nher lovers, but she shall not overtake them;
And she shall seek them, but shall not find them:
tFor then was it better with me than now.
And multiplied her silver and gold,
||Which they prepared for Baal.
9 Therefore will I return, and ytake away my corn in the time thereof,
And my wine in the season thereof,
And none shall deliver her out of mine hand.
11 bI will also cause all her mirth to cease,
12 And I will †destroy her vines and her fig trees,
And gI will make them a forest,
And the beasts of the field shall eat them.
And lbring her into the wilderness,
And othe valley of Achor for a door of hope:
And ras in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.
17 For uI will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth,
And uthey shall no more be remembered by their name.
And with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground:
And wI will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth,
And will make them to lie down xsafely.
Yea, yI will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment,
And in lovingkindness, and in mercies.
20 yI will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness:
And zthou shalt know the Lord.
21 And it shall come to pass sin that day,
aI will hear, saith the Lord, I will hear the heavens,
And they shall hear the earth;
And they shall hear cJezreel.
23 And dI will sow her unto me in the earth;
And they shall say, Thou art my God.
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