I am concerned for you and will look on you with favor; you will be plowed and sown,(A) 10 and I will cause many people to live on you—yes, all of Israel. The towns will be inhabited and the ruins(B) rebuilt.(C) 11 I will increase the number of people and animals living on you, and they will be fruitful(D) and become numerous. I will settle people(E) on you as in the past(F) and will make you prosper more than before.(G) Then you will know that I am the Lord.

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23 I will plant(A) her for myself in the land;
    I will show my love to the one I called ‘Not my loved one.[a](B)
I will say to those called ‘Not my people,[b]’ ‘You are my people’;(C)
    and they will say, ‘You are my God.(D)’”

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  1. Hosea 2:23 Hebrew Lo-Ruhamah (see 1:6)
  2. Hosea 2:23 Hebrew Lo-Ammi (see 1:9)

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