The Lord's Mercy on Israel

Hosea 2

14 "Therefore, behold, I will allure her,
Will bring her into the wilderness,
And speak 1 comfort to her.
15 I will give her her vineyards from there,
And n the Valley of Achor as a door of hope;
She shall sing there,
As in o the days of her youth,
p As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.

16 "And it shall be, in that day,"
Says the LORD,
"That you will call Me 2 'My Husband,'
And no longer call Me 3 'My Master,'
17 For q I will take from her mouth the names of the Baals,
And they shall be remembered by their name no more.
18 In that day I will make a r covenant for them
With the beasts of the field,
With the birds of the air,
And with the creeping things of the ground.
Bow and sword of battle s I will shatter from the earth,
To make them t lie down safely.
19 "I will betroth you to Me forever;
Yes, I will betroth you to Me
In righteousness and justice,
In lovingkindness and mercy;
20 I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness,
And u you shall know the LORD.

21 "It shall come to pass in that day
That v I will answer," says the LORD;
"I will answer the heavens,
And they shall answer the earth.
22 The earth shall answer
With grain,
With new wine,
And with oil;
They shall answer 4 Jezreel. 5
23 Then w I will sow her for Myself in the earth,
x And I will have mercy on her who had 6 not obtained mercy;
Then y I will say to those who were 7 not My people,
'You are 8 My people!'
And they shall say, 'You are my God!' "

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