18 “This is what the Lord says:

“‘I will restore the fortunes(A) of Jacob’s tents(B)
    and have compassion(C) on his dwellings;
the city will be rebuilt(D) on her ruins,
    and the palace will stand in its proper place.
19 From them will come songs(E) of thanksgiving(F)
    and the sound of rejoicing.(G)
I will add to their numbers,(H)
    and they will not be decreased;
I will bring them honor,(I)
    and they will not be disdained.
20 Their children(J) will be as in days of old,
    and their community will be established(K) before me;
    I will punish(L) all who oppress them.
21 Their leader(M) will be one of their own;
    their ruler will arise from among them.(N)
I will bring him near(O) and he will come close to me—
    for who is he who will devote himself
    to be close to me?’
declares the Lord.
22 “‘So you will be my people,(P)
    and I will be your God.(Q)’”

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19 I will give them an undivided heart(A) and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone(B) and give them a heart of flesh.(C)

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20 Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.(A) They will be my people,(B) and I will be their God.(C)

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23 I will plant(A) her for myself in the land;
    I will show my love to the one I called ‘Not my loved one.[a](B)
I will say to those called ‘Not my people,[b]’ ‘You are my people’;(C)
    and they will say, ‘You are my God.(D)’”

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 2:23 Hebrew Lo-Ruhamah (see 1:6)
  2. Hosea 2:23 Hebrew Lo-Ammi (see 1:9)

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