18 In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the creatures that move along the ground. Bow and sword and battle I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety.

References for Hosea 2:18

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

References for Hosea 2:19

    • g 2:19 - Or "with" ; also in verse 20
    • h 2:19 - Or "with"
      20 I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the LORD.

      References for Hosea 2:20

      21 “In that day I will respond,” declares the LORD— “I will respond to the skies, and they will respond to the earth;

      References for Hosea 2:21

      22 and the earth will respond to the grain, the new wine and the olive oil, and they will respond to Jezreel.c

      References for Hosea 2:22

        • i 2:22 - "Jezreel" means "God plants."
          23 I will plant her for myself in the land; I will show my love to the one I called ‘Not my loved one.d ’ I will say to those called ‘Not my people,e ’ ‘You are my people’; and they will say, ‘You are my God.’ ”

          References for Hosea 2:23

            • j 2:23 - Hebrew "Lo-Ruhamah" (see 1:6)
            • k 2:23 - Hebrew "Lo-Ammi" (see 1:9)