Bible: Hos 2:18-23

New Covenant Relationship with Repentant Israel

2:18At 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;

then 7  you will acknowledge 8  the Lord.” 9 

Agricultural Fertility Restored to the Repentant Nation

2:21At that time, 10  I will willingly respond,” 11  declares the Lord.

“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!’

And he 15  will say, ‘You are 16  my God!’

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