Hosea 2 LEB

The Unfaithful Wife

1 Say to your brother,a "Ammi,"b and to your sister,c "Ruhamah."d

References for Hosea 2:1

    • t 2:1 - Hebrew "brothers"
    • u 2:1 - Ammi means "My people"
    • v 2:1 - Hebrew "sisters"
    • w 2:1 - Ruhamah means "Pitied"
      2 Plead with your mother, plead-- because she [is] not my wife, and I [am] not her husband. Let her put away her whoring {from before her},e and her adultery from between her breasts.

      References for Hosea 2:2

        • x 2:2 - Literally "from her face"
          3 Lest I strip her naked and expose her like the day when she was born; I will make her like the desert and turn her into parched land; I will kill her with thirst.
          4 And I will not have pity on her children, because [they are] children of whoredom.
          5 Because their mother was unfaithful;f she who conceived them has acted shamefully, for she said: "I will go after my lovers, the ones who give [me] my bread, my water, my wool, and my flax, my oil, and my drink."

          References for Hosea 2:5

            • y 2:5 - Or "their mother played the whore"
              6 Therefore, Look! I [am] going to hedge her pathg {with thorns},h and I will build a stone wall, a stone wall [against] her, and she will not find her paths.

              References for Hosea 2:6

                • z 2:6 - Hebrew "your path"
                • { 2:6 - Literally "with the thorns"
                  7 Then she will pursue {her lovers},i but she will not overtake them; she will seek them and not find [them]; and she will say, "I will go and return to my first husband because [it was] better for me then than now."

                  References for Hosea 2:7

                    • | 2:7 - Literally "the ones who love her"
                      8 But she did not know that [it was] I who gave her grain, new wine, and oil, and who gave her silver in abundance, and gold which they made into a Baal.
                      9 Therefore I will take again my grain in its time, and my wine in its season; and I will take away my wool and my flax, [which were] to cover her nakedness.
                      10 And now I will uncover her nakedness before the eyes of her lovers, and no one will rescue her from my hand.
                      11 And I will put an end to all her mirth, her festivals,j her new moons,k and her Sabbaths,l and all her appointed festivals;m

                      References for Hosea 2:11

                        • } 2:11 - Hebrew "festival"
                        • ~ 2:11 - Hebrew "new moon"
                        •  2:11 - Hebrew "Sabbath"
                        • € 2:11 - Hebrew "festival"
                          12 and I will lay waste to her vinesn and her fig trees,o of which she said, "They [are] my payment for prostitution, which my lovers gave to me." I will make them a forest, and the wild animalsp of the field will devour them.

                          References for Hosea 2:12

                            •  2:12 - Hebrew "vine"
                            • ‚ 2:12 - Hebrew "fig tree"
                            • ƒ 2:12 - Hebrew "animal"
                              13 {I will punish her}q [for] the days of the Baals, to whom she burns incense, and she decked herself [with] her ornamental ring and jewelry, and she went after her lovers, and forgot me --a declaration of Yahweh.

                              References for Hosea 2:13

                                • „ 2:13 - Literally "To visit sins upon her;" see 1:4
                                  14 Therefore, Look! I [am] going to allure her and bring her [into] the desert, and {I will speak tenderly to her}.r

                                  References for Hosea 2:14

                                    • … 2:14 - Literally "I will speak to her heart"
                                      15 From there I will give her her vineyards, and the Valley of Achor as a doorway of hope. And there she will respond, as [in] the days of her youth, just as [in] the day of her coming out of the land of Egypt.
                                      16 {And on that day}--s a declaration of Yahweh-- you will call me, "My husband;"t you will no longer call me, "My Baal."u

                                      References for Hosea 2:16

                                        • † 2:16 - Literally, "And it will happen on that day"
                                        • ‡ 2:16 - Hebrew "Ishi"
                                        • ˆ 2:16 - Hebrew "Baali"
                                          17 I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, and they will no longer be mentioned by their name.
                                          18 I will make a covenant for them on that day, with the animalsv of the field, with the birdsw of the heaven, and [with] the creeping thingsx of the ground; [the] bow, [the] sword, and [the] war I will abolish from the land, and I will let them lie down in safety.

                                          References for Hosea 2:18

                                            • ‰ 2:18 - Hebrew "animal"
                                            • Š 2:18 - Hebrew "bird"
                                            • ‹ 2:18 - Hebrew "creeping thing"
                                              19 And I will take you as my wife forever; I will take you as a wife for myself in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy.
                                              20 {I will take you as my wife}y in faithfulness, and you will know Yahweh.

                                              References for Hosea 2:20

                                                • Œ 2:20 - Literally "I will take you as a wife to me"
                                                  21 On that day I will answer, {declares Yahweh},z I will answer the heavens, and they will answer the earth.

                                                  References for Hosea 2:21

                                                    •  2:21 - Literally "a declaration of Yahweh
                                                      22 And the earth will answer the grain, the wine, and the oil, and they will answer Jezreel.{

                                                      References for Hosea 2:22

                                                        • Ž 2:22 - Jezreel means "God sows"
                                                          23 I will sow her for myself in the land; I will have pity on Lo-ruhama;| I will say to Lo-ammi,} "You are my people," and he himself will say, "[you are] my God."

                                                          References for Hosea 2:23

                                                            •  2:23 - Lo-ruhama means "Not pitied"
                                                            •  2:23 - Lo-ammi means "Not my people"