"Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the desert1 and speak tenderly to her.
There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achora2 a door of hope. There she will singb3 as in the days of her youth,4 as in the day she came up out of Egypt.516
"In that day," declares the LORD, "you will call me 'my husband';6 you will no longer call me 'my master.c '
I will remove the names of the Baals from her lips;7 no longer will their names be invoked.818
In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field and the birds of the air and the creatures that move along the ground.9 Bow and sword and battle I will abolish10 from the land, so that all may lie down in safety.1119
I will betroth12 you to me forever; I will betroth you ind righteousness and justice,13 ine love and compassion.1420
I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge15 the LORD.1621
"In that day I will respond," declares the LORD-- "I will respond17 to the skies, and they will respond to the earth;
and the earth will respond to the grain, the new wine and oil,18 and they will respond to Jezreel.f1923
I will plant20 her for myself in the land; I will show my love to the one I called 'Not my loved one.g21' I will say to those called 'Not my people,h ' 'You are my people';22 and they will say, 'You are my God.23' "