18 In that day I will make a (A)covenant 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 (B)I will shatter from the earth,
To make them (C)lie down safely.

19 “I will betroth you to Me forever;
Yes, I will betroth you to Me
In righteousness and justice,
In lovingkindness and mercy;
20 I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness,
And (D)you shall know the Lord.

21 “It shall come to pass in that day
That (E)I will answer,” says the Lord;
“I will answer the heavens,
And they shall answer the earth.
22 The earth shall answer
With grain,
With new wine,
And with oil;
They shall answer [a]Jezreel.
23 Then (F)I will sow her for Myself in the earth,
(G)And I will have mercy on her who had [b]not obtained mercy;
Then (H)I will say to those who were [c]not My people,
‘You are [d]My people!’
And they shall say, ‘You are my God!’ ”

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  1. Hosea 2:22 Lit. God Will Sow
  2. Hosea 2:23 Heb. lo-ruhamah
  3. Hosea 2:23 Heb. lo-ammi
  4. Hosea 2:23 Heb. ammi

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