Bible: Hos 2:3-11
2:3 Otherwise, I will strip her naked,
and expose her like she was when she was born.
I will turn her land into a wilderness
and make her country a parched land,
so that I might kill 1 her with thirst.
2:4 I will have no pity on her children, 2
because they are children conceived in adultery. 3
2:5 For their mother has committed adultery;
she who conceived them has acted shamefully.
they are the ones who give me my bread and my water,
my wool, my flax, my olive oil, and my wine. 6
’s Discipline Will Bring Israel Back
2:7 Then she will pursue her lovers, but she will not catch 12 them;
she will seek them, but she will not find them. 13
Then she will say,
because I was better off then than I am now.” 16
Agricultural Fertility Withdrawn from Israel
who gave her the grain, the new wine, and the olive oil;
and that it was I who 21 lavished on her the silver and gold –
and my new wine when it ripens; 26
I will take away my wool and my flax
and no one will be able to rescue her from me! 31
2:11 I will put an end to all her celebration:
her annual religious festivals,
monthly new moon celebrations,
and weekly Sabbath festivities –
all her appointed festivals.