Bible: Hos 2:18-23
New Covenant Relationship with Repentant Israel
2:18 “At that time 1 I will make a covenant for them with the wild animals,
the birds of the air, and the creatures that crawl on the ground.
I will abolish 2 the warrior’s bow and sword
– that is, every weapon of warfare 3 – from the land,
and I will allow them to live securely.” 4
2:19 I will commit myself to you 5 forever;
I will commit myself to you in 6 righteousness and justice,
in steadfast love and tender compassion.
2:20 I will commit myself to you in faithfulness;
Agricultural Fertility Restored to the Repentant Nation
“I will respond to the sky,
and the sky 12 will respond to the ground;
2:22 then the ground will respond to the grain, the new wine, and the olive oil;
and they will respond to ‘God Plants’ (Jezreel)! 13
2:23 Then I will plant her as my own 14 in the land.
I will have pity on ‘No Pity’ (Lo-Ruhamah).
I will say to ‘Not My People’ (Lo-Ammi), ‘You are my people!’