Bible: Hos 2:8-9

Agricultural Fertility Withdrawn from Israel

2:8 Yet 1  until now 2  she has refused to acknowledge 3  that I 4  was the one

who gave her the grain, the new wine, and the olive oil;

and that it was I who 5  lavished on her the silver and gold

which they 6  used in worshiping Baal! 7 

2:9 Therefore, I will take back 8  my grain during the harvest time 9 

and my new wine when it ripens; 10 

I will take away my wool and my flax

which I had provided 11  in order to clothe her. 12 

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