I will punish her for all the times she burned incense as an offering to other gods--the Baals. She put on her rings and jewelry, and she chased after her lovers. She forgot me," declares the LORD.
"That is why I'm going to win her back. I will lead her into the desert. I will speak tenderly to her.
I will give her vineyards there. I will make the valley of Achor [Disaster] a door of hope. Then she will respond as she did when she was young, as she did when she came out of Egypt.
"On that day she will call me her husband," declares the LORD. "She will no longer call me her master.
I won't allow her to say the names of other gods called Baal. She will never again call out their names.
"On that day I will make an arrangement with the wild animals, the birds, and the animals that crawl on the ground. I will destroy all the bows, swords, and weapons of war, so people can live safely.
"Israel, I will make you my wife forever. I will be honest and faithful to you. I will show you my love and compassion.
I will be true to you, my wife. Then you will know the LORD.
"On that day I will answer your [prayers]," declares the LORD. "I will speak to the sky, it will speak to the earth,
and the earth will produce grain, new wine, and olive oil. You will produce many crops, Jezreel.
I will plant my people in the land. Those who are not loved I will call my loved ones. Those who are not my people I will call my people. Then they will say, 'You are our God!'"