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1Call # Lit Say to your brothers: My People
and your sisters: Compassion.
Israel’s Adultery Rebuked
2Rebuke your mother; rebuke her. #Ezk 23:45
For she is not My wife and I am not her husband. #Is 50:1
Let her remove the promiscuous look from her face #Jr 3:1
and her adultery from between her breasts.
3Otherwise, I will strip her naked #Ezk 16:7
and expose her as she was on the day of her birth.
I will make her like a desert #Is 32:13-14Hs 13:15
and like a parched land,
and I will let her die of thirst. #Jr 14:3Am 8:11-13
4I will have no compassion on her children #Jr 13:14
because they are the children of promiscuity.
5Yes, their mother is promiscuous;
she conceived them and acted shamefully. #Is 1:21Hs 3:1
For she thought, “I will go after my lovers, #Jr 2:25
the men who give me my food and water,
my wool and flax, my oil and drink.” #Jr 44:17-18
6Therefore, this is what I will do:
I will block her # LXX, Syr; MT reads your way #Jb 19:8 with thorns; #Hs 9:6|NoBook| 10:8
I will enclose her with a wall,
so that she cannot find her paths. #Jr 18:15
7She will pursue her lovers but not catch them; #Hs 5:13
she will seek them but not find them.
Then she will think,
“I will go back to my former husband, #Jr 2:2|NoBook| 3:1Ezk 16:8|NoBook| 23:4
for then it was better for me than now.” #Jr 14:22Hs 13:6
8She does not recognize #Is 1:3
that it is I who gave her the grain, #Ezk 16:19
the new wine, and the oil.
I lavished silver and gold on her,
which they used for Baal.
9Therefore, I will take back My grain in its time #Hs 8:7|NoBook| 9:2
and My new wine in its season;
I will take away My wool and linen,
which were to cover her nakedness.
10Now I will expose her shame #Ezk 16:37
in the sight of her lovers,
and no one will rescue her from My hands.
11I will put an end to all her celebrations: #Jr 7:34|NoBook| 16:9
her feasts, #Hs 3:4Am 5:21|NoBook| 8:10 New Moons, #Is 1:13-14 and Sabbaths —
all her festivals.
12I will devastate her vines and fig trees. #Jr 5:17|NoBook| 8:13
She thinks that these are her wages
that her lovers have given her.
I will turn them into a thicket, #Ps 80:12Is 5:5|NoBook| 7:23
and the wild animals will eat them. #Is 32:13-15
13And I will punish her for the days of the Baals #Hs 4:13|NoBook| 11:2
when she burned incense to them, #Jr 7:9
put on her rings and jewelry, #Ezk 16:12|NoBook| 23:40
and went after her lovers,
but forgot Me. #Hs 4:6|NoBook| 8:14|NoBook| 13:6
This is the Lord’s declaration.
Israel’s Adultery Forgiven
14Therefore, I am going to persuade her,
lead her to the wilderness, #Ezk 20:33-38
and speak tenderly to her. # Lit speak to her heart
15There I will give her vineyards back to her #Ezk 28:25-26
and make the Valley of Achor # = Trouble #Jos 7:26
into a gateway of hope.
There she will respond as she did
in the days of her youth, #Jr 2:1-3
as in the day she came out of the land of Egypt.
16In that day —
this is the Lord’s declaration —
you will call Me, “My husband,” #Is 54:5
and no longer call Me, “My Baal.” # Or My master
17For I will remove the names of the Baals
from her mouth;
they will no longer be remembered by their names.
18On that day I will make a covenant for them
with the wild animals, the birds of the sky,
and the creatures that crawl on the ground. #Jb 5:23Is 11:6-9Ezk 34:25
I will shatter bow, sword,
and weapons of war in the land # Or war on the earth #Ezk 39:1-10
and will enable the people to rest securely. #Ezk 34:25
19I will take you to be My wife forever. #Is 62:4-5
I will take you to be My wife in righteousness,
justice, love, and compassion. #Is 1:2754:6-8
20I will take you to be My wife in faithfulness,
and you will know Yahweh. #Hs 6:6|NoBook| 13:4
21On that day I will respond #Is 55:10Zch 8:12Mal 3:10-11
this is the Lord’s declaration.
I will respond to the sky,
and it will respond to the earth.
22The earth will respond to the grain, #Jr 31:12Jl 2:19
the new wine, and the oil,
and they will respond to Jezreel.
23I will sow her # = Israel in the land for Myself, #Jr 31:37
and I will have compassion #Hs 1:6
on No Compassion;
I will say #Rm 9:25 to Not My People: #Hs 1:9
You are My people, #Hs 2:1
and he will say, “You are My God.”

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