The Lord's Mercy on Israel

Hosea 2

14 "Therefore, behold, I will allure her,
Will bring her into the wilderness,
And speak 1 comfort to her.
15 I will give her her vineyards from there,
And n the Valley of Achor as a door of hope;
She shall sing there,
As in o the days of her youth,
p As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.

16 "And it shall be, in that day,"
Says the LORD,
"That you will call Me 2 'My Husband,'
And no longer call Me 3 'My Master,'
17 For q I will take from her mouth the names of the Baals,
And they shall be remembered by their name no more.
18 In that day I will make a r covenant for them
With the beasts of the field,
With the birds of the air,
And with the creeping things of the ground.
Bow and sword of battle s I will shatter from the earth,
To make them t lie down safely.
19 "I will betroth you to Me forever;
Yes, I will betroth you to Me
In righteousness and justice,
In lovingkindness and mercy;
20 I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness,
And u you shall know the LORD.

21 "It shall come to pass in that day
That v I will answer," says the LORD;
"I will answer the heavens,
And they shall answer the earth.
22 The earth shall answer
With grain,
With new wine,
And with oil;
They shall answer 4 Jezreel. 5
23 Then w I will sow her for Myself in the earth,
x And I will have mercy on her who had 6 not obtained mercy;
Then y I will say to those who were 7 not My people,
'You are 8 My people!'
And they shall say, 'You are my God!' "

  1. Cross References
    Joshua 7:26
    Then they raised over him a great heap of stones, still there to this day. So the LORD turned from the fierceness of His anger. Therefore the name of that place has been called the Valley of Achor to this day.
  2. Cross References
    Jeremiah 2:1 - 3
    Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying.
    Ezekiel 16:8 - 14
    When I passed by you again and looked upon you, indeed your time was the time of love; so I spread My wing over you and covered your nakedness. Yes, I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine," says the Lord GOD.
  3. Cross References
    Exodus 15:1
    Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the LORD, and spoke, saying: "I will sing to the LORD, For He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea!
  4. Cross References
    Exodus 23:13
    And in all that I have said to you, be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.
    Joshua 23:7
    And lest you go among these nations, these who remain among you. You shall not make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause anyone to swear by them; you shall not serve them nor bow down to them.
    Psalms 16:4
    Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god; Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, Nor take up their names on my lips.
  5. Cross References
    Job 5:23
    For you shall have a covenant with the stones of the field, And the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.
    Isaiah 11:6 - 9
    The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, The leopard shall lie down with the young goat, The calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little child shall lead them.
    Ezekiel 34:25
    I will make a covenant of peace with them, and cause wild beasts to cease from the land; and they will dwell safely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods.
  6. Cross References
    Isaiah 2:4
    He shall judge between the nations, And rebuke many people; They shall beat their swords into plowshares, And their spears into pruning hooks; Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, Neither shall they learn war anymore.
    Ezekiel 39:1 - 10
    And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal.
  7. Cross References
    Leviticus 26:5
    Your threshing shall last till the time of vintage, and the vintage shall last till the time of sowing; you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.
    Isaiah 32:18
    My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation, In secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.
    Jeremiah 23:6
    In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
    Ezekiel 34:25
    I will make a covenant of peace with them, and cause wild beasts to cease from the land; and they will dwell safely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods.
  8. Cross References
    Jeremiah 31:33
    But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
    Jeremiah 31:34
    "No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more."
    Hosea 6:6
    For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, And the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
    Hosea 13:4
    Yet I am the LORD your God Ever since the land of Egypt, And you shall know no God but Me; For there is no savior besides Me.
    John 17:3
    And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
  9. Cross References
    Isaiah 55:10
    For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater.
    Zechariah 8:12
    For the seed shall be prosperous, The vine shall give its fruit, The ground shall give her increase, And the heavens shall give their dew - I will cause the remnant of this people To possess all these.
    Malachi 3:10
    Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this," Says the LORD of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.
    Malachi 3:11
    And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field," Says the LORD of hosts.
  10. Cross References
    Jeremiah 31:27
    Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man and the seed of beast.
    Amos 9:15
    I will plant them in their land, And no longer shall they be pulled up From the land I have given them," Says the LORD your God.
  11. Cross References
    Hosea 1:6
    And she conceived again and bore a daughter. Then God said to him: "Call her name LoRuhamah, For I will no longer have mercy on the house of Israel, But I will utterly take them away.
  12. Cross References
    Hosea 1:10
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    Zechariah 13:9
    I will bring the one -third through the fire, W...
    Romans 9:25
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    Romans 9:26
    "And it shall come to pass in the place where i...
    Ephesians 2:11 - 22
    Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in t...
    1 Peter 2:10
    Who once were not a people but are now the peop...
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