Christian Standard Bible
19 I thought, “How I long to make you my sons
and give you a desirable land,
the most beautiful inheritance(C) of all the nations.”
I thought, “You will call me ‘My Father’
and never turn away from me.”
20 However, as a woman may betray her lover,[a]
so you have betrayed(D) me, house of Israel.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
- 3:20 Lit friend