1 'If a man divorces his wife and she leaves him and becomes someone else's, has he the right to go back to her? Has not that piece of land been totally polluted? And you, having played the whore with many lovers, you claim the right to come back to me! Yahweh demands.
Deut 24:1-4 Jer 2:20 Ezek 16:26 Jer 4:1 Deut 4:29-31 Ezek 16:28-29 Ezek 23:4-49
2 'Lift your eyes to the bare heights and look! Where have you not offered your sex! You waited by the roadside for them like an Arab in the desert. You have polluted the country with your prostitution and your vices:
Ezek 16:24-25 Gen 38:14 Jer 2:7 Deut 12:2 Ezek 8:4-6 Jer 2:20 Jer 3:1
3 this is why the showers have been withheld, the late rains have not come. 'But you maintained a prostitute's bold front, with no trace of a blush.
Jer 14:4 Lev 26:19 Deut 28:23 Isa 5:6 Jer 5:24 Jer 14:22 Amos 4:7
4 From now on, do not cry out at me, "My father! My beloved ever since I was young!
Jer 2:2 Jer 3:19 Hos 2:15 Jer 31:9 Ps 71:17 Prov 2:17 Hos 14:1-3
5 Will he keep up his anger for ever, maintain his wrath to the end?" You say this but still go on sinning, being so obstinate.'
Isa 57:16 Jer 3:12 Ezek 22:6 Isa 64:9 Mic 2:1 Mic 7:3 Ps 77:7-9
6 In the days of King Josiah, Yahweh said to me, 'Have you seen what disloyal Israel has done? How she has made her way up every high hill and to every green tree, and played the whore there?
1Kgs 14:23 2Kgs 17:7-17 Ezek 16:24-25 Ezek 16:31 Ezek 20:28 Ezek 23:11 Isa 57:7
7 I thought, "After doing all this she will come back to me." But she did not come back. Her faithless sister Judah saw this.
Ezek 16:46 2Chr 30:6-12 2Kgs 17:13-14 Ezek 23:2-4 Hos 6:1-4 Hos 14:1 Jer 3:8-11
8 She also saw that I had repudiated disloyal Israel for all her adulteries and given her her divorce papers. Her faithless sister Judah, however, was not afraid: she too went and played the whore.
Deut 24:1 Isa 50:1 Jer 3:1 2Kgs 17:6-19 2Kgs 18:9-11 Deut 24:3 Ezek 16:47
9 And with her shameless whoring, she polluted the country; she committed adultery with stones and pieces of wood.
Jer 2:27 Isa 57:6 Jer 3:2 Jer 2:7 Jer 10:8 Ezek 16:17 Ezek 23:10
10 Worse than all this: Judah, her faithless sister, has come back to me not in sincerity, but only in pretence, Yahweh declares.'
Hos 7:14 2Chr 34:33-18 Isa 10:6 Jer 12:2 Ps 18:44 Ps 66:3 Ps 78:36-37
11 And Yahweh said to me, 'Disloyal Israel is upright, compared with faithless Judah.
Ezek 16:51-52 Ezek 23:11 Ezek 16:47 Hos 4:16 Hos 11:7 Jer 3:8 Jer 3:22
12 So go and shout words towards the north, and say: "Come back, disloyal Israel, Yahweh declares, I shall frown on you no more, since I am merciful, Yahweh declares. I shall not keep my anger for ever.
Ps 86:15 Ezek 33:11 Jer 3:18 Deut 4:29-31 2Kgs 17:6 Jer 3:5 Jer 3:22
13 Only acknowledge your guilt: how you have rebelled against Yahweh your God, how you have prostituted yourself with the Strangers under every green tree and have not listened to my voice, Yahweh declares.
Deut 12:2 Deut 30:1-3 Jer 2:25 Jer 3:6 Jer 3:25 Jer 2:20 Jer 3:2
14 "Come back, disloyal children, Yahweh declares, for I alone am your Master, and I will take you, one from a town, two from a family, and bring you to Zion.
Hos 2:19-20 Isa 54:5 Jer 31:32 Ezek 34:11-14 Isa 1:9 Isa 6:13 Isa 10:22
15 I shall give you shepherds after my own heart, who will pasture you wisely and discreetly.
Jer 23:4 Acts 20:28 Eph 4:11-12 Ezek 34:23 John 21:15-17 1Cor 3:1-2 Ezek 37:24
16 Then, when you have increased and grown numerous in the country, Yahweh declares, no one will ever again say: The ark of the covenant of Yahweh! It will not enter their minds, they will not remember it or miss it, nor will another one be made.
Isa 65:17 Amos 9:9 Amos 9:14-15 Ezek 36:8-12 Ezek 37:26 Heb 9:9-12 Heb 10:8-9
17 When that time comes, Jerusalem will be called: The Throne of Yahweh, and all the nations will converge on her, on Yahweh's name, on Jerusalem, and will no longer follow their own stubborn and wicked inclinations.
Ezek 43:7 Jer 11:8 Jer 17:12 Mic 4:1-5 Ezek 1:26 Gal 4:26 Gen 8:21
18 "When those days come, the House of Judah will join the House of Israel; together they will come from the land of the north to the country I gave your ancestors as their heritage."
Amos 9:15 Hos 1:11 Jer 31:8 Jer 50:4 Jer 3:12 Jer 16:15 Jer 23:8
19 'And I was thinking: How am I to rank you as my children? I shall give you a country of delights, the fairest heritage of all the nations! I thought: You will call me Father and will never cease to follow me.
Jer 3:4 Isa 63:16 1John 3:1-3 1Pet 1:3-4 2Cor 6:17-18 Dan 8:9 Dan 11:16
20 But like a woman betraying her lover, House of Israel, you have betrayed me,' Yahweh declares.
Isa 48:8 Jer 5:11 Ezek 16:15-52 Hos 3:1 Hos 5:7 Hos 6:7 Jer 3:1-2
21 A noise is heard on the bare heights: the weeping and entreaty of the Israelites, for they have gone wildly astray, have forgotten Yahweh their God.
2Cor 7:10 Isa 15:2 Isa 17:10 Jer 2:32 Jer 3:2 Jer 31:9 Ezek 7:16
22 'Come back, disloyal sons, I want to cure your disloyalty.' 'We are here, we are coming to you, for you are Yahweh our God.
Hos 14:4 Hos 3:5 Hos 6:1-2 Hos 13:4 Hos 14:1 Hos 14:8 Isa 27:8
23 The hills are a delusion after all, so is the tumult of the mountains. Yahweh our God is, after all, the saving of Israel.
Ps 3:8 Ps 121:1-2 Isa 12:2 Ezek 20:28 Hos 1:7 Isa 43:11 Isa 44:9
24 Shame has devoured what our ancestors worked for ever since we were young, their flocks and herds, their sons and their daughters.
Hos 9:10 Ezek 16:61 Ezek 16:63 Hos 2:8 Hos 10:6 Jer 11:13
25 Let us lie down in our shame, let our confusion cover us, for we have sinned against Yahweh our God, we and our ancestors, from our youth until today, and have not listened to the voice of Yahweh our God.'
Jer 22:21 Dan 9:6-10 Dan 12:2 Deut 31:17-18 Ezek 7:18 Ezek 36:32 Ezra 9:6-15