Bible: Hosea 2:16-20

2:16At that time,” 1  declares the Lord,

“you will call, 2 My husband; 3 

you will never again call me, 4  ‘My master.’ 5 

2:17 For 6  I will remove the names of the Baal idols 7  from your lips, 8 

so that you will never again utter their names! 9 

New Covenant Relationship with Repentant Israel

2:18At that time 10  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 11  the warrior’s bow and sword

– that is, every weapon of warfare 12  – from the land,

and I will allow them to live securely.” 13 

2:19 I will commit myself to you 14  forever;

I will commit myself to you in 15  righteousness and justice,

in steadfast love and tender compassion.

2:20 I will commit myself to you in faithfulness;

then 16  you will acknowledge 17  the Lord.” 18 

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