Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search NIV
Your Bible Version is the NIV
Go to Top
Link to This Page Cite This Page
Share this page Follow the BLB
Printable Page
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous BookPrevious ChapterQuick NavNext ChapterNext BookCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsFormat by Verse or ParagraphListen to the BibleRed Letter OnRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1
The Blue Letter Bible

Hosea 2 :: New International Version (NIV)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Listen to the Bible
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:1 - “Say of your brothers, ‘My people,’ and of your sisters, ‘My loved one.’

Israel Punished and Restored

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:2 - “Rebuke your mother, rebuke her, for she is not my wife, and I am not her husband. Let her remove the adulterous look from her face and the unfaithfulness from between her breasts.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:3 - Otherwise I will strip her naked and make her as bare as on the day she was born; I will make her like a desert, turn her into a parched land, and slay her with thirst.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:4 - I will not show my love to her children, because they are the children of adultery.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:5 - Their mother has been unfaithful and has conceived them in disgrace. She said, ‘I will go after my lovers, who give me my food and my water, my wool and my linen, my olive oil and my drink.’
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:6 - Therefore I will block her path with thornbushes; I will wall her in so that she cannot find her way.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:7 - She will chase after her lovers but not catch them; she will look for them but not find them. Then she will say, ‘I will go back to my husband as at first, for then I was better off than now.’
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:8 - She has not acknowledged that I was the one who gave her the grain, the new wine and oil, who lavished on her the silver and gold— which they used for Baal.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:9 - “Therefore I will take away my grain when it ripens, and my new wine when it is ready. I will take back my wool and my linen, intended to cover her naked body.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:10 - So now I will expose her lewdness before the eyes of her lovers; no one will take her out of my hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:11 - I will stop all her celebrations: her yearly festivals, her New Moons, her Sabbath days—all her appointed festivals.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:12 - I will ruin her vines and her fig trees, which she said were her pay from her lovers; I will make them a thicket, and wild animals will devour them.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:13 - I will punish her for the days she burned incense to the Baals; she decked herself with rings and jewelry, and went after her lovers, but me she forgot,”

declares the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:14 - “Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:15 - There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor[fn] a door of hope. There she will respond[fn] as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:16 - “In that day,” declares the LORD, “you will call me ‘my husband’; you will no longer call me ‘my master.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:17 - I will remove the names of the Baals from her lips; no longer will their names be invoked.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:18 - In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the creatures that move along the ground. Bow and sword and battle I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:19 - I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in[fn] righteousness and justice, in[fn] love and compassion.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:20 - I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:21 - “In that day I will respond,” declares the LORD— “I will respond to the skies, and they will respond to the earth;
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:22 - and the earth will respond to the grain, the new wine and the olive oil, and they will respond to Jezreel.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:23 - I will plant her for myself in the land; I will show my love to the one I called ‘Not my loved one.[fn]’ I will say to those called ‘Not my people,[fn]’ ‘You are my people’; and they will say, ‘You are my God.’ ”
NIV Footnotes
Achor means trouble.
Or sing
Hebrew baal
Or with; also in verse 20
Or with
Jezreel means God plants.
Hebrew Lo-Ruhamah (see 1:6)
Hebrew Lo-Ammi (see 1:9)

Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®
Used by Permission of Biblica, Inc.® All rights reserved worldwide.

See detailed copyright information.

For more information on this translation, see the NIV Preface.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search NIV

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
Search NIV

Let's Connect
Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Donate Contact

Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization