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Hosea 2

1 Say ye unto your brethren, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah. 2 Plead with your mother, plead: for ashe is not my wife, neither am I her husband: let her therefore put away her bwhoredoms out of her sight, and her adulteries from between her breasts; 3 Lest cI strip her naked, and set her as in the day that she was born, and make her das a wilderness, and set her like a dry land, and slay her with ethirst. 4 And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms. 5 For their mother hath played the harlot: she that conceived them hath done shamefully: for she said, I will go after my lovers, fthat give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink.

6 Therefore, behold, gI will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths. 7 And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, hI will go and return to my ifirst husband; for then was it better with me than now. 8 For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal. 9 Therefore will I return, and take away my corn in the time thereof, and my wine in the season thereof, and will recover my wool and my flax given to cover her nakedness. 10 And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of mine hand. 11 I jwill also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts. 12 And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees, whereof she hath said, These are my rewards that my lovers have given me: and kI will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall eat them. 13 And I will visit upon her mthe days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she ldecked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the LORD.

14 Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and nbring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her. 15 And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and othe valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt. 16 And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, that thou shalt call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali. 17 For pI will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name. 18 And in that day will I make a scovenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and rI will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to qlie down safely. 19 And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. 20 I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and tthou shalt know the LORD. 21 And it shall come to pass in that day, uI will hear, saith the LORD, I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth; 22 And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel. 23 And vI will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I wwill say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.
Cross Ref
2aIsa 50:1
bJer 3:1
Jer 3:9
Jer 3:13
Eze 16:25
Hos 1:2
3cJer 13:22
dEze 19:13
eAmo 8:11
5fJer 44:17
6gJob 19:8
7hLuk 15:18
iEze 16:8
11jIsa 24:7
Jer 7:34
Amo 8:10
12kIsa 5:5
13lEze 23:40
mJdg 3:7
14nEze 20:35
15o1 Cor 13:13
Zec 9:12
Lam 3:21
Isa 65:10
Jos 7:26
17pExo 23:13
18qJer 23:6
Lev 26:5
rZec 9:10
Isa 2:4
sIsa 11:6
Job 5:23
20tIsa 54:13
Jer 31:33
21uZec 8:12
23vZec 10:9
wZec 13:9