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Hosea 2:16-23 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 In that day—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
you will call Me, “My husband,”
and no longer call Me, “My Baal.”[a]
17 For I will remove the names of the Baals
from her mouth;
they will no longer be remembered by their names.
18 On that day I will make a covenant for them
with the wild animals, the birds of the sky,
and the creatures that crawl on the ground.
I will shatter bow, sword,
and weapons of war in the land[b]
and will enable the people to rest securely.
19 I will take you to be My wife forever.
I will take you to be My wife in righteousness,
justice, love, and compassion.
20 I will take you to be My wife in faithfulness,
and you will know Yahweh.
21 On that day I will respond
this is the Lord’s declaration.
I will respond to the sky,
and it will respond to the earth.
22 The earth will respond to the grain,
the new wine, and the oil,
and they will respond to Jezreel.
23 I will sow her[c] in the land for Myself,
and I will have compassion
on No Compassion;
I will say to Not My People:
You are My people,
and he will say, “You are My God.”


  1. Hosea 2:16 Or My master
  2. Hosea 2:18 Or war on the earth
  3. Hosea 2:23 = Israel

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