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13 The time is surely coming, says the Lord,
    when the one who plows shall overtake the one who reaps,
    and the treader of grapes the one who sows the seed;
the mountains shall drip sweet wine,
    and all the hills shall flow with it.

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18 In that day
the mountains shall drip sweet wine,
    the hills shall flow with milk,
and all the stream beds of Judah
    shall flow with water;
a fountain shall come forth from the house of the Lord
    and water the Wadi Shittim.

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13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress;
    instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle;
and it shall be to the Lord for a memorial,
    for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

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Your threshing shall overtake the vintage, and the vintage shall overtake the sowing; you shall eat your bread to the full, and live securely in your land.

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35 Do you not say, ‘Four months more, then comes the harvest’? But I tell you, look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting.

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21 On that day I will answer, says 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 Jezreel;[a]
23     and I will sow him[b] for myself in the land.
And I will have pity on Lo-ruhamah,[c]
    and I will say to Lo-ammi,[d] “You are my people”;
    and he shall say, “You are my God.”

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 2:22 That is God sows
  2. Hosea 2:23 Cn: Heb her
  3. Hosea 2:23 That is Not pitied
  4. Hosea 2:23 That is Not my people

The Return of the Redeemed to Zion

35 The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad,
    the desert shall rejoice and blossom;
like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly,
    and rejoice with joy and singing.
The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it,
    the majesty of Carmel and Sharon.
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 the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined towns are now inhabited and fortified.”

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

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The mountains melt like wax before the Lord,
    before the Lord of all the earth.

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The mountains quaked before the Lord, the One of Sinai,
    before the Lord, the God of Israel.

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The Lord, God of hosts,
he who touches the earth and it melts,
    and all who live in it mourn,
and all of it rises like the Nile,
    and sinks again, like the Nile of Egypt;

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