14 “Therefore I am now going to allure her;
    I will lead her into the wilderness(A)
    and speak tenderly to her.
15 There I will give her back her vineyards,
    and will make the Valley of Achor[a](B) a door of hope.
There she will respond[b](C) as in the days of her youth,(D)
    as in the day she came up out of Egypt.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 2:15 Achor means trouble.
  2. Hosea 2:15 Or sing

Restoration of Israel

14 
“Therefore, behold, I will allure Israel
And bring her into the wilderness,
And I will speak tenderly to her [to reconcile her to Me].
15 
“Then I will give her her vineyards from there,
And make the Valley of Achor a door of hope and expectation [anticipating the time when I will restore My favor on her].
And she will sing there and respond as in the days of her youth
As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.(A)

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The Lord's Mercy on Israel

14 “Therefore, behold, I will allure her,
    and (A)bring her into the wilderness,
    and (B)speak tenderly to her.
15 And there I will give her her vineyards
    and make the Valley of Achor[a] a door of hope.
And there she shall answer (C)as in the days of her youth,
    as at the time when she came out of the land of Egypt.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 2:15 Achor means trouble; compare Joshua 7:26

Restoration of Israel

14 “Therefore, behold, I will allure her,
(A)Bring her into the wilderness
And speak [a]kindly to her.
15 “Then I will give her her (B)vineyards from there,
And (C)the valley of Achor as a door of hope.
And she will [b](D)sing there as in the days of her youth,
As in the (E)day when she came up from the land of Egypt.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 2:14 Lit upon her heart
  2. Hosea 2:15 Or give answer

God’s Mercy on His People

14 “Therefore, behold, I will allure her,
Will bring her into the wilderness,
And speak [a]comfort to her.
15 I will give her her vineyards from there,
And (A)the Valley of Achor as a door of hope;
She shall sing there,
As in (B)the days of her youth,
(C)As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 2:14 Lit. to her heart

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