16 “In that day,” declares the Lord,
    “you will call me ‘my husband’;(A)
    you will no longer call me ‘my master.[a]
17 I will remove the names of the Baals from her lips;(B)
    no longer will their names be invoked.(C)
18 In that day I will make a covenant for them
    with the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky
    and the creatures that move along the ground.(D)
Bow and sword and battle
    I will abolish(E) from the land,
    so that all may lie down in safety.(F)
19 I will betroth(G) you to me forever;
    I will betroth you in[b] righteousness and justice,(H)
    in[c] love and compassion.(I)
20 I will betroth you in[d] faithfulness,
    and you will acknowledge(J) the Lord.(K)

21 “In that day I will respond,”
    declares the Lord
“I will respond(L) to the skies,
    and they will respond to the earth;
22 and the earth will respond to the grain,
    the new wine and the olive oil,(M)
    and they will respond to Jezreel.[e](N)
23 I will plant(O) her for myself in the land;
    I will show my love to the one I called ‘Not my loved one.[f](P)
I will say to those called ‘Not my people,[g]’ ‘You are my people’;(Q)
    and they will say, ‘You are my God.(R)’”

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  1. Hosea 2:16 Hebrew baal
  2. Hosea 2:19 Or with
  3. Hosea 2:19 Or with
  4. Hosea 2:20 Or with
  5. Hosea 2:22 Jezreel means God plants.
  6. Hosea 2:23 Hebrew Lo-Ruhamah (see 1:6)
  7. Hosea 2:23 Hebrew Lo-Ammi (see 1:9)

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