Hosea 2:14-23 NIV

14 "Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the desert1 and speak tenderly to her.

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15 There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achora2 a door of hope. There she will singb3 as in the days of her youth,4 as in the day she came up out of Egypt.5

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    • a 2:15 - "Achor" means "trouble."
    • b 2:15 - Or "respond"
      16 "In that day," declares the LORD, "you will call me 'my husband';6 you will no longer call me 'my master.c '

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        • c 2:16 - Hebrew "baal"
          17 I will remove the names of the Baals from her lips;7 no longer will their names be invoked.8

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          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.9 Bow and sword and battle I will abolish10 from the land, so that all may lie down in safety.11

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          19 I will betroth12 you to me forever; I will betroth you ind righteousness and justice,13 ine love and compassion.14

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            • d 2:19 - Or "with"; also in verse 20
            • e 2:19 - Or "with"
              20 I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge15 the LORD.16

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              21 "In that day I will respond," declares the LORD-- "I will respond17 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,18 and they will respond to Jezreel.f19

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                • f 2:22 - "Jezreel" means "God plants."
                  23 I will plant20 her for myself in the land; I will show my love to the one I called 'Not my loved one.g21' I will say to those called 'Not my people,h ' 'You are my people';22 and they will say, 'You are my God.23' "

                  References for Hosea 2:23

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