1 But the Israelites will become as numerous as the sands of the sea, which cannot be measured or counted. In the very place where they were told, 'You are not my people,' they will be told they are 'Children of the living God'.
Hos 2:23 1Pet 2:10 1Tim 1:13 2Cor 4:1 Exod 19:5-6 Ezek 11:20 Ezek 36:28
2 The Judaeans and Israelites will be reunited and will choose themselves a single head, and will spread far beyond their country, for great will be the Day of Jezreel!
Isa 50:1 Ezek 23:45 Ezek 16:25 Hos 1:2 Jer 3:1 Jer 3:13 2Cor 5:16
3 Then call your brothers, 'My people', and your sisters, 'You have been pitied'.
Ezek 16:22 Isa 32:13-14 Amos 8:11-13 Ezek 19:13 Jer 13:22 Exod 17:3 Ezek 16:4-8
4 To court, take your mother to court! For she is no longer my wife nor am I her husband. She must either remove her whoring ways from her face and her adulteries from between her breasts,
Ezek 8:18 Hos 1:2 Hos 1:6 Jer 13:14 2Kgs 9:22 Ezek 9:10 Isa 27:11
5 or I shall strip her and expose her naked as the day she was born; I shall make her as bare as the desert, I shall make her as dry as arid country, and let her die of thirst.
Hos 2:8 Hos 3:1 Isa 1:21 Jer 44:17-18 Hos 2:12-13 Dan 9:5-8 Ezek 16:15-16
6 And I shall feel no pity for her children since they are the children of her whorings.
Job 19:8 Job 3:23 Lam 3:7-9 Luke 15:14-16 Luke 19:43
7 Yes, their mother has played the whore, she who conceived them has disgraced herself by saying, 'I shall chase after my lovers; they will assure me my keep, my wool, my flax, my oil and my drinks.'
Jer 2:2 Hos 5:13 Hos 13:6 Ezek 23:4 Jer 14:22 Dan 4:25 Dan 4:32
8 This is why I shall block her way with thorns, and wall her in to stop her in her tracks;
Isa 1:3 Ezek 16:16-19 Hos 4:11 Hos 8:4 Hos 13:2 Acts 17:23-25 Dan 5:3-4
9 then if she chases her lovers she will not catch them, if she looks for them she will not find them, and then she will say, 'I shall go back to my first husband, I was better off then than I am now;'
Hos 2:3 Dan 11:13 Ezek 16:27 Ezek 16:39 Ezek 23:26 Hag 1:6-11 Hag 2:16-17
10 she had never realised before that I was the one who was giving her the grain, new wine and oil, giving her more and more silver and gold which they have spent on Baal!
Ezek 23:29 1Cor 4:5 Ezek 16:36-37 Hos 2:3 Hos 5:13-14 Hos 13:7-8 Isa 3:17
11 This is why I shall take back my grain when it is due and my new wine, when the season for it comes. I shall withdraw my wool and my flax which were to cover her naked body,
Isa 1:13-14 Jer 7:34 Amos 5:21 Jer 16:9 Amos 8:5 1Kgs 12:32 Amos 8:3
12 and then display her infamy before her lovers' eyes- no one will take her from me then!
Isa 5:5 Isa 7:23 Hos 2:5 Hos 13:8 Hos 9:1 Isa 29:17 Isa 32:13-15
13 I shall put an end to all her merrymaking, her festivals, her New Moons and her Sabbaths and all her solemn feasts.
Hos 11:2 Hos 13:1 Judg 3:7 Jer 7:9 2Kgs 10:28 2Kgs 21:3 Deut 6:12
14 I shall make her vines and fig trees derelict of which she used to say, 'These are the pay my lovers gave me.' I shall turn them into a jungle: wild animals will feed on them.
Ezek 20:35-36 Rev 12:6 Isa 40:1-2 John 6:44 Mic 7:14-20 Rev 12:14 Amos 9:11-15
15 I mean to make her pay for the feast-days on which she burnt incense to the Baals, when she tricked herself out in her earrings and necklaces to chase after her lovers, and forget me! -declares Yahweh.
Jer 2:2 Ezek 16:8 Ezek 28:26 Hos 11:1 Ezek 16:22 Ezek 16:60 Josh 7:26
16 But look, I am going to seduce her and lead her into the desert and speak to her heart.
Isa 54:5 Hos 2:7 2Cor 11:2 Eph 5:25-27 Jer 3:14 John 3:29 Rev 19:7
17 There I shall give her back her vineyards, and make the Vale of Achor a gateway of hope. There she will respond as when she was young, as on the day when she came up from Egypt.
Exod 23:13 Josh 23:7 Ps 16:4 Zech 13:2 Jer 10:11
18 When that day comes- declares Yahweh- you will call me, 'My husband', no more will you call me, 'My Baal'.
Ezek 34:25 Ezek 39:9-10 Isa 2:4 Isa 11:6-9 Jer 23:6 Job 5:23 Isa 65:25
19 I shall banish the names of the Baals from her lips and their name will be mentioned no more.
2Cor 11:2 Jer 3:14-15 Ezek 37:25-28 Isa 54:14 Ps 85:10 Rev 21:2 Eph 5:23-27
20 When that day comes I shall make a treaty for them with the wild animals, with the birds of heaven and the creeping things of the earth; I shall break the bow and the sword and warfare, and banish them from the country, and I will let them sleep secure.
1John 4:6 1John 5:20 Col 1:10 Jer 31:33-34 John 17:3 2Cor 4:6 2Tim 1:12
21 I shall betroth you to myself for ever, I shall betroth you in uprightness and justice, and faithful love and tenderness.
Zech 8:12 Matt 6:33 1Cor 3:21-23 Isa 55:10 Isa 65:24 Rom 8:32 Zech 13:9
22 Yes, I shall betroth you to myself in loyalty and in the knowledge of Yahweh.
Hos 1:4 Hos 1:11 Jer 31:12 Joel 2:19
23 When that day comes, I shall respond -declares Yahweh- I shall respond to the heavens and they will respond to the earth
Rom 9:25-26 1Pet 2:9-10 Zech 13:9 Rom 3:29 Rev 21:3-4 Hos 1:9-10 Jer 31:27
24 and the earth will respond to the grain, the new wine and oil, and they will respond to Jezreel.
25 I shall sow her in the country to be mine, I shall take pity on Lo-Ruhamah, I shall tell Lo-Ammi, 'You are my people,' and he will say, 'You are my God.'