8 She has not acknowledged that I was the one who gave her the grain, the new wine and oil, who lavished on her the silver and gold— which they used for Baal.

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      9 “Therefore I will take away my grain when it ripens, and my new wine when it is ready. I will take back my wool and my linen, intended to cover her naked body.

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      10 So now I will expose her lewdness before the eyes of her lovers; no one will take her out of my hands.

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      11 I will stop all her celebrations: her yearly festivals, her New Moons, her Sabbath days—all her appointed festivals.

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      12 I will ruin her vines and her fig trees, which she said were her pay from her lovers; I will make them a thicket, and wild animals will devour them.

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      13 I will punish her for the days she burned incense to the Baals; she decked herself with rings and jewelry, and went after her lovers, but me she forgot,” declares the LORD.

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      14 “Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her.

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      15 There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achora a door of hope. There she will respondb as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of Egypt.

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        • d 2:15 - "Achor" means "trouble."
        • e 2:15 - Or "sing"
          16 “In that day,” declares the LORD, “you will call me ‘my husband’; you will no longer call me ‘my master.c

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            • f 2:16 - Hebrew "baal"
              17 I will remove the names of the Baals from her lips; no longer will their names be invoked.

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              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.

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