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2:1 Say you to your brothers, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah.
2:2 Contend with your mother, contend; for she is not my wife, neither am I her husband; and let her put away her prostitution from her face, and her adulteries from between her breasts;
2:4 Yes, on her children will I have no mercy; for they are children of prostitution;
2:5 for their mother has played the prostitute; she who conceived them has done shamefully; for she said, I will go after my lovers, who give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, my oil and my drink.
2:6 Therefore, behold, I will hedge up your way with thorns, and I will build a wall against her, that she shall not find her paths.
2:7 She shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.
2:11 I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feasts, her new moons, and her Sabbaths, and all her solemn assemblies.
2:14 Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably to her.
2:15 I will give her vineyards from there, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope; and she shall make answer there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.
2:16 It shall be at that day, says Yahweh, that you shall call me Ishi, and shall call me no more Baali.
2:17 For I will take away the names of the Baals out of her mouth, and they shall no more be mentioned by their name.
2:18 In that day will I make a covenant for them with the animals of the field, and with the birds of the sky, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the land, and will make them to lie down safely.
2:19 I will betroth you to me forever; yes, I will betroth you to me in righteousness, and in justice, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.
2:20 I will even betroth you to me in faithfulness; and you shall know Yahweh.
2:21 It shall happen in that day, I will answer, says Yahweh, I will answer the heavens, and they shall answer the earth;
2:23 I will sow her to me in the earth; and I will have mercy on her who had not obtained mercy; and I will tell those who were not my people, You are my people; and they shall say, [You are] my God.