Bible: Hosea 2:5-7

2:5 For their mother has committed adultery;

she who conceived them has acted shamefully.

For she said, “I will seek out 1  my lovers; 2 

they are the ones who give me my bread and my water,

my wool, my flax, my olive oil, and my wine. 3 

The Lords Discipline Will Bring Israel Back

2:6 Therefore, I will soon 4  fence her in 5  with thorns;

I will wall her in 6  so that 7  she cannot find her way. 8 

2:7 Then she will pursue her lovers, but she will not catch 9  them;

she will seek them, but she will not find them. 10 

Then she will say,

I will go back 11  to my husband, 12 

because I was better off then than I am now.” 13 

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