13 “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord,
    (A)“when the plowman shall overtake the reaper
    and the treader of grapes him who sows the seed;
(B)the mountains shall drip sweet wine,
    and all the hills shall flow with it.

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18 “And in that day
(A)the mountains shall drip sweet wine,
    and the hills shall flow with milk,
and (B)all the streambeds of Judah
    shall flow with water;
(C)and a fountain shall come forth from the house of the Lord
    and water the Valley of (D)Shittim.

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13 (A)Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress;
    instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle;
and it shall make a name for the Lord,
    an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”

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(A)Your threshing shall last to the time of the grape harvest, and the grape harvest shall last to the time for sowing. And (B)you shall eat your bread to the full and (C)dwell in your land securely.

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35 Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that (A)the fields are white for harvest.

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21 “And (A)in that day (B)I will answer, declares the Lord,
    I will answer the heavens,
    and they shall answer the earth,
22 and the earth shall answer the grain, the wine, and the oil,
    and they shall answer (C)Jezreel,[a]
23     and (D)I will sow her for myself in the land.
And (E)I (F)will have mercy on No Mercy,[b]
    and (G)I will say to Not My People,[c] (H)‘You are my people’;
    and he shall say, ‘You are my God.’”

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 2:22 Jezreel means God will sow
  2. Hosea 2:23 Hebrew Lo-ruhama
  3. Hosea 2:23 Hebrew Lo-ammi

The Ransomed Shall Return

35 (A)The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad;
    (B)the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus;
it shall blossom abundantly
    and rejoice with joy and singing.
(C)The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it,
    the majesty of (D)Carmel and (E)Sharon.
(F)They shall see the glory of the Lord,
    the majesty of our God.

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35 And they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like (A)the garden of Eden, and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited.’

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20 (A)But Judah shall be inhabited forever,
    and Jerusalem to all generations.

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The mountains (A)melt like (B)wax before the Lord,
    before (C)the Lord of all the earth.

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The mountains (A)quaked before the Lord,
    (B)even Sinai before the Lord,[a] the God of Israel.

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 5:5 Or before the Lord, the One of Sinai, before the Lord

The Lord God of hosts,
he who touches the earth and (A)it melts,
    and all who dwell in it mourn,
(B)and all of it rises like the Nile,
    (C)and sinks again, like the Nile of Egypt;

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