for zshe is not my wife,
that she put away aher whoring from her face,
3 lest bI strip her naked
and make her as cin the day she was born,
and dmake her like a wilderness,
4 eUpon her children also I will have no mercy,
fbecause they are children of whoredom.
5 For gtheir mother has played the whore;
For hshe said, ‘I will go after my lovers,
who igive me my bread and my water,
and kI will build a wall against her,
lThen she shall say,
‘I will go and return to mmy first husband,
lfor it was better for me then than now.’
8 And nshe did not know
that it was oI who gave her
pthe grain, the wine, and the oil,
and who lavished on qher silver and gold,
rwhich they used for Baal.
9 Therefore sI will take back
and sI will take away my wool and my flax,
10 Now tI will uncover her lewdness
11 uAnd I will put an end to all her mirth,
and all her wappointed feasts.
12 And xI will lay waste her vines and her fig trees,
yof which she said,
‘These are zmy wages,
aand the beasts of the field shall devour them.
and dadorned herself with her ring and jewelry,
and ebring her into the wilderness,
and fspeak tenderly to her.
and make the Valley of Achor5 a door of hope.
And there she shall answer gas in the days of her youth,
16 “And hin that day, declares the Lord, you will call me ‘My Husband,’ and no longer will you call me ‘My Baal.’ 17 For iI will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, and they shall be remembered by name no more. 18 And jI will make for them a covenant on that day with the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the creeping things of the ground. And kI will abolish6 the bow, the sword, and war from the land, and I will make you lie down in lsafety. 19 And I will betroth you to me mforever. nI will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. 20 nI will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And oyou shall know the Lord.
23 and sI will sow her for myself in the land.