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.1 Bow and sword and battle I will abolish2 from the land, so that all may lie down in safety.319
I will betroth4 you to me forever; I will betroth you ina righteousness and justice,5 inb love and compassion.620
I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge7 the LORD.821
"In that day I will respond," declares the LORD-- "I will respond9 to the skies, and they will respond to the earth;
and the earth will respond to the grain, the new wine and oil,10 and they will respond to Jezreel.c1123
I will plant12 her for myself in the land; I will show my love to the one I called 'Not my loved one.d13' I will say to those called 'Not my people,e ' 'You are my people';14 and they will say, 'You are my God.15' "