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Hosea 2 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Israel’s Unfaithfulness Condemned

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:1 - [fn]Say to your brothers, “[fn]Ammi,” and to your sisters, “[fn]Ruhamah.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:2 - “Dispute with your mother, dispute,
Because she is not my wife, and I am not her husband;
But she must remove her infidelity from her face
And her adultery from between her breasts,
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:3 - Otherwise, I will strip her naked
And expose her as on the day she was born.
I will also make her like a wilderness,
Make her like desert land,
And put her to death with thirst.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:4 - “Also, I will take no pity on her children,
Because they are children of infidelity.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:5 - “For their mother has committed prostitution;
She who conceived them has acted shamefully.
For she said, ‘I will go after my lovers,
Who give me my bread and my water,
My wool and my flax, my oil and my drink.’
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:6 - “Therefore, behold, I will obstruct [fn]her way with thorns,
And I will build [fn]a stone wall against her so that she cannot find her paths.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:7 - “And she will pursue her lovers, but she will not reach them;
And she will seek them, but will not find them.
Then she will say, ‘I will go back to my first husband,
Because it was better for me then than now!’
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:8 - “Yet she does not know that it was I myself who gave her the grain, the new wine, and the oil,
And lavished on her silver and gold,
Which they [fn]used for Baal.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:9 - “Therefore, I will [fn]take back My grain at [fn]harvest time
And My new wine in its season.
I will also take away My wool and My flax
That I gave to cover her nakedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:10 - “So now I will uncover her [fn]lewdness
Before the eyes of her lovers,
And no one will rescue her from My hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:11 - “I will also put an end to all her joy,
Her feasts, her new moons, her Sabbaths,
And all her festivals.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:12 - “And I will destroy her vines and fig trees,
Of which she said, ‘They are my wages for prostitution
Which my lovers have given me.’
And I will turn them into a forest,
And the animals of the field will devour them.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:13 - “I will punish her for the days of the Baals
When she used to [fn]offer sacrifices to them
And adorn herself with her nose ring and jewelry,
And follow her lovers, so that she forgot Me,” declares the LORD.

Restoration of Israel

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:14 - “Therefore, behold, I am going to persuade her,
Bring her into the wilderness,
And speak [fn]kindly to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:15 - “Then I will give her her vineyards from there,
And the [fn]Valley of Achor as a door of hope.
And she will [fn]respond there as in the days of her youth,
As in the day when she went up from the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:16 - “And it will come about on that day,” declares the LORD,
“That you will call Me [fn]my husband
And no longer call Me my [fn]Baal.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:17 - “For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth,
So that they will no longer be [fn]mentioned by their names.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:18 - “On that day I will also make a covenant for them
With the animals of the field,
The birds of the sky,
And the crawling things of the ground.
And I will [fn]eliminate the bow, the sword, and war from the land,
And will let them lie down in safety.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:19 - “I will betroth you to Me forever;
Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice,
In favor and in compassion,
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:20 - And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness.
Then you will know the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:21 - “And it will come about on that day that I will respond,” declares the LORD.
“I will respond to the heavens, and they will respond to the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:22 - And the earth will respond to the grain, to the new wine, and to the oil,
And they will respond to [fn]Jezreel.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:23 - “I will sow her for Myself in the land.
I will also have compassion on [fn]her who had not obtained compassion,
And I will say to [fn]those who were not My people,
‘You are My people!’
And [fn]they will say, ‘You are my God!’”
NASB20 Footnotes
Ch 2:3 in Heb
I.e., my people
I.e., she has obtained compassion
As in some ancient versions; MT your
Lit her stone wall so that
Or made into the
Lit return and take My
Lit its time
Or shame
Or burn incense
Lit upon her heart
Lit Valley of Trouble
Or give answer
Heb Ishi
Also meaning husband in Heb, besides a name for false gods
Or remembered
Lit break
I.e., God sows
Heb Lo-ruhamah
Heb Lo-ammi
Lit he

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