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Hosea 2:16-23 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

16 “And in that day, says the Lord, you will call me, ‘My husband,’ and no longer will you call me, ‘My Ba′al.’ 17 For I will remove the names of the Ba′als from her mouth, and they shall be mentioned by name no more. 18 And I will make for you[a] a covenant on that day with the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the creeping things of the ground; and I will abolish[b] the bow, the sword, and war from the land; and I will make you lie down in safety. 19 And I will betroth you to me for ever; I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love, and in mercy. 20 I will betroth you to me in faithfulness; and you shall know the Lord.

21 “And in that day, says the Lord,
    I will answer the heavens
    and they shall answer the earth;
22 and the earth shall answer the grain, the wine, and the oil,
    and they shall answer Jezreel;[c]
23     and I will sow him[d] for myself in the land.
And I will have pity on Not pitied,
    and I will say to Not my people, ‘You are my people’;
    and he shall say, ‘Thou art my God.’”

Footnotes:

  1. Hosea 2:18 Heb them
  2. Hosea 2:18 Heb break
  3. Hosea 2:22 That is God sows
  4. Hosea 2:23 Cn: Heb her
Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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