Hosea 2:18-23 NIV

18 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.3

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19 I will betroth4 you to me forever; I will betroth you ina righteousness and justice,5 inb love and compassion.6

References for Hosea 2:19

    • d 2:19 - Or "with"; also in verse 20
    • e 2:19 - Or "with"
      20 I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge7 the LORD.8

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      21 "In that day I will respond," declares the LORD-- "I will respond9 to the skies, and they will respond to the earth;

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      22 and the earth will respond to the grain, the new wine and oil,10 and they will respond to Jezreel.c11

      References for Hosea 2:22

        • f 2:22 - "Jezreel" means "God plants."
          23 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' "

          References for Hosea 2:23

            • g 2:23 - Hebrew "Lo-Ruhamah"
            • h 2:23 - Hebrew "Lo-Ammi"