Israel’s Taunt against Babylon

14 When the Lord (A)has compassion on Jacob and again (B)chooses Israel, and settles them on their own land, then (C)strangers will join them and attach themselves to the house of Jacob.

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In an [a](A)outburst of anger
I hid My face from you for a moment,
But with everlasting (B)favor I will (C)have compassion on you,”
Says the Lord your (D)Redeemer.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 54:8 Lit overflowing

20 Is (A)Ephraim My dear son?
Is he a delightful child?
Indeed, as often as I have spoken against him,
I certainly still remember him;
Therefore My [a](B)heart yearns for him;
I will certainly (C)have mercy on him,” declares the Lord.

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  1. Jeremiah 31:20 Lit inward parts

Israel Restored

25 Therefore this is what the Lord God says: “Now I will (A)restore the fortunes of Jacob and have mercy on all the (B)house of Israel; and I will be (C)jealous for My holy name.

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But I will take (A)pity on the house of Judah and (B)save them by the Lord their God, and will not save them by (C)bow, sword, battle, horses, or horsemen.”

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23 I will (A)sow her for Myself in the land.
(B)I will also have compassion on [a]her who had not obtained compassion,
And (C)I will say to [b]those who were (D)not My people,
‘You are My people!’
And [c]they will say, ‘You are my God!’”

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 2:23 Heb Lo-ruhamah
  2. Hosea 2:23 Heb Lo-ammi
  3. Hosea 2:23 Lit he