Therefore, I am going to persuade her, lead her to the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her.a15
There I will give her vineyards back to her and make the Valley of Achorb into a gateway of hope. There she will respond as [she did] in the days of her youth, as in the day she came out of the land of Egypt.
In that day- the Lord's declaration- you will call [Me]: My husband, and no longer call Me: My Baal.c17
For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth; they will no longer be remembered by their names.
On that day I will make a covenant for them with the wild animals, the birds of the sky, and the creatures that crawl on the ground. I will shatter bow, sword, and weapons of war in the landd and will enable the people to rest securely.
I will take you to be My wife forever. I will take you to be My wife in righteousness, justice, love, and compassion.
I will take you to be My wife in faithfulness, and you will know the Lord.
On that day I will respond- the Lord's declaration. I will respond to the sky, and it will respond to the earth.
The earth will respond to the grain, the new wine, and the oil, and they will respond to Jezreel.
I will sow here in the land for Myself, and I will have compassion on No Compassion; I will say to Not My People: You are My people, and he will say: [You are] My God.