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Hosea 2 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:1 - Say to your brother, "My people," and to your sister, "She has obtained pity."

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:2 - "Plead with your mother, plead--for she is not my wife, and I am not her husband--that she put away her harlotry from her face, and her adultery from between her breasts;

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:3 - lest I strip her naked and make her as in the day she was born, and make her like a wilderness, and set her like a parched land, and slay her with thirst.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:4 - Upon her children also I will have no pity, because they are children of harlotry.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:5 - For their mother has played the harlot; she that 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 I will hedge up her way with thorns; and I will build a wall against her, so that she cannot find her paths.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:7 - She shall pursue her lovers, but not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them. Then she shall say, 'I will go and return to my first husband, for it was better with me then than now.'

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:8 - And she did not know that it was I who gave her the grain, the wine, and the oil, and who lavished upon her silver and gold which they used for Ba'al.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:9 - Therefore I will take back my grain in its time, and my wine in its season; and I will take away my wool and my flax, which were to cover her nakedness.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:10 - Now I will uncover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and no one shall rescue her out of my hand.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:11 - And I will put an end to all her mirth, her feasts, her new moons, her sabbaths, and all her appointed feasts.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:12 - And I will lay waste her vines and her fig trees, of which she said, 'These are my hire, which my lovers have given me.' I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall devour them.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:13 - And I will punish her for the feast days of the Ba'als when she burned incense to them and decked herself with her ring and jewelry, and went after her lovers, and forgot me, says the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:14 - "Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:15 - And there I will give her her vineyards, and make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. And there she shall answer as in the days of her youth, as at the time when she came out of the land of Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:16 - "And in that day, says the LORD, you will call me, 'My husband,' and no longer will you call me, 'My Ba'al.'

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:17 - For I will remove the names of the Ba'als from her mouth, and they shall be mentioned by name no more.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:18 - And I will make for you a covenant on that day with the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the creeping things of the ground; and I will abolish the bow, the sword, and war from the land; and I will make you lie down in safety.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:19 - And I will betroth you to me for ever; I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love, and in mercy.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:20 - I will betroth you to me in faithfulness; and you shall know the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:21 - "And in that day, says the LORD, I will answer the heavens and they shall answer the earth;

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:22 - and the earth shall answer the grain, the wine, and the oil, and they shall answer Jezreel;

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:23 - and I will sow him for myself in the land. And I will have pity on Not pitied, and I will say to Not my people, 'You are my people'; and he shall say 'Thou art my God.'"
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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