Hosea 2:2-5 NIV

Israel Punished and Restored

2 "Rebuke your mother,1 rebuke her, for she is not my wife, and I am not her husband. Let her remove the adulterous2 look from her face and the unfaithfulness from between her breasts.

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      3 Otherwise I will strip3 her naked and make her as bare as on the day she was born;4 I will make her like a desert,5 turn her into a parched land, and slay her with thirst.

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      4 I will not show my love to her children,6 because they are the children of adultery.7

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      5 Their mother has been unfaithful and has conceived them in disgrace. She said, 'I will go after my lovers,8 who give me my food and my water, my wool and my linen, my oil and my drink.'9

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