13 “I will punish her for the days of the Baals When she used to [a]offer sacrifices to them And adorn herself with her [b]earrings and jewelry, And follow her lovers, so that she forgot Me,” declares the Lord.
Restoration of Israel
14 “Therefore, behold, I will allure her, Bring her into the wilderness And speak [c]kindly to her. 15 “Then I will give her her vineyards from there, And the valley of Achor as a door of hope. And she will [d]sing there as in the days of her youth, As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt. 16 “It will come about in that day,” declares the Lord, “That you will call Me [e]Ishi And will no longer call Me [f]Baali. 17 “For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, So that they will be [g]mentioned by their names no more. 18 “In that day I will also make a covenant for them With the beasts of the field, The birds of the sky And the creeping things of the ground. And I will [h]abolish the bow, the sword and war from the land, And will make them lie down in safety. 19 “I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, In lovingkindness and in compassion, 20 And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the Lord.
21 “It will come about in that day that I will respond,” declares the Lord. “I will respond to the heavens, and they will respond to the earth, 22 And the earth will respond to the grain, to the new wine and to the oil, And they will respond to [i]Jezreel. 23 “I will sow her for Myself in the land. I will also have compassion on [j]her who had not obtained compassion, And I will say to [k]those who were not My people, ‘You are My people!’ And [l]they will say, ‘You are my God!’”
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