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Hosea 2 (WEBP)

[1] “Say to your brothers, ‘My people!’° and to your sisters, ‘My loved one!’°
[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;
[3] lest I strip her naked, and make her bare as in the day that she was born, and make her like a wilderness, and set her like a dry land, and kill her with thirst.
[4] Indeed, on her children I will have no mercy, for they are children of unfaithfulness.
[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.’
[6] Therefore behold,§ I will hedge up your way with thorns, and I will build a wall against her, that she can’t find her way.
[7] She will follow after her lovers, but she won’t overtake them; and she will seek them, but won’t find them. Then she will say, ‘I will go and return to my first husband, for then it was better with me than now.’
[8] For she didn’t know that I gave her the grain, the new wine, and the oil, and multiplied to her silver and gold, which they used for Baal.
[9] Therefore I will take back my grain in its time, and my new wine in its season, and will pluck away my wool and my flax which should have covered her nakedness.
[10] Now I will uncover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and no one will deliver her out of my hand.
[11] I will also cause all her celebrations to cease: her feasts, her new moons, her Sabbaths, and all her solemn assemblies.
[12] I will lay waste her vines and her fig trees, about which she has said, ‘These are my wages that my lovers have given me,’ and I will make them a forest, and the animals of the field shall eat them.
[13] I will visit on her the days of the Baals, to which she burned incense when she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and went after her lovers and forgot me,” says Yahweh.
[14] “Therefore behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her.
[15] I will give her vineyards from there, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope; and she will respond there as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.
[16] It will be in that day,” says Yahweh, “that you will call me ‘my husband,’ and no longer call me ‘my master.’
[17] For I will take away the names of the Baals out of her mouth, and they will no longer be mentioned by name.
[18] In that day I will 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. I will break the bow, the sword, and the battle out of the land, and will make them lie down safely.
[19] I will betroth you to me forever. Yes, I will betroth you to me in righteousness, in justice, in loving kindness, and in compassion.
[20] I will even betroth you to me in faithfulness; and you shall know Yahweh.
[21] It will happen in that day, that I will respond,” says Yahweh. “I will respond to the heavens, and they will respond to the earth;
[22] and the earth will respond to the grain, and the new wine, and the oil; and they will respond to Jezreel.
[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 will say, ‘You are My God!’ ”

Hosea 2:1a ‘Ammi’ in Hebrew
Hosea 2:1b ‘Ruhamah’ in Hebrew
Hosea 2:6 “Behold”, from “הִנֵּה”, means look at, take notice, observe, see, or gaze at. It is often used as an interjection.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Hosea 2 (KJVS)

[1] Say H559 (8798) ye unto your brethren H251, Ammi H5971; and to your sisters H269, Ruhamah H7355 (8795).
[2] Plead H7378 (8798) with your mother H517, plead H7378 (8798): for she [is] not my wife H802, neither [am] I her husband H376: let her therefore put away H5493 (8686) her whoredoms H2183 out of her sight H6440, and her adulteries H5005 from between her breasts H7699;
[3] Lest I strip H6584 (8686) her naked H6174, and set H3322 (8689) her as in the day H3117 that she was born H3205 (8736), and make H7760 (8804) her as a wilderness H4057, and set H7896 (8804) her like a dry H6723 land H776, and slay H4191 (8689) her with thirst H6772.
[4] And I will not have mercy H7355 (8762) upon her children H1121; for they [be] the children H1121 of whoredoms H2183.
[5] For their mother H517 hath played the harlot H2181 (8804): she that conceived H2029 (8802) them hath done shamefully H3001 (8689): for she said H559 (8804), I will go H3212 (8799) after H310 my lovers H157 (8764), that give H5414 (8802) [me] my bread H3899 and my water H4325, my wool H6785 and my flax H6593, mine oil H8081 and my drink H8250.
[6] Therefore, behold, I will hedge H7753 (8801) up thy way H1870 with thorns H5518, and make H1443 (8804) a wall H1447, that she shall not find H4672 (8799) her paths H5410.
[7] And she shall follow H7291 (8765) after her lovers H157 (8764), but she shall not overtake H5381 (8686) them; and she shall seek H1245 (8765) them, but shall not find H4672 (8799) [them]: then shall she say H559 (8804), I will go H3212 (8799) and return H7725 (8799) to my first H7223 husband H376; for then [was it] better H2896 with me than now H6258.
[8] For she did not know H3045 (8804) that I gave H5414 (8804) her corn H1715, and wine H8492, and oil H3323, and multiplied H7235 (8689) her silver H3701 and gold H2091, [which] they prepared H6213 (8804) for Baal H1168.
[9] Therefore will I return H7725 (8799), and take away H3947 (8804) my corn H1715 in the time H6256 thereof, and my wine H8492 in the season H4150 thereof, and will recover H5337 (8689) my wool H6785 and my flax H6593 [given] to cover H3680 (8763) her nakedness H6172.
[10] And now will I discover H1540 (8762) her lewdness H5040 in the sight H5869 of her lovers H157 (8764), and none H376 shall deliver H5337 (8686) her out of mine hand H3027.
[11] I will also cause all her mirth H4885 to cease H7673 (8689), her feast days H2282, her new moons H2320, and her sabbaths H7676, and all her solemn feasts H4150.
[12] And I will destroy H8074 (8689) her vines H1612 and her fig trees H8384, whereof she hath said H559 (8804), These [are] my rewards H866 that my lovers H157 (8764) have given H5414 (8804) me: and I will make H7760 (8804) them a forest H3293, and the beasts H2416 of the field H7704 shall eat H398 (8804) them.
[13] And I will visit H6485 (8804) upon her the days H3117 of Baalim H1168, wherein she burned incense H6999 (8686) to them, and she decked H5710 (8799) herself with her earrings H5141 and her jewels H2484, and she went H3212 (8799) after H310 her lovers H157 (8764), and forgat H7911 (8804) me, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068.
[14] Therefore, behold, I will allure H6601 (8764) her, and bring H3212 (8689) her into the wilderness H4057, and speak H1696 (8765) comfortably H3820 unto her.
[15] And I will give H5414 (8804) her her vineyards H3754 from thence, and the valley H6010 of Achor H5911 for a door H6607 of hope H8615: and she shall sing H6030 (8804) there, as in the days H3117 of her youth H5271, and as in the day H3117 when she came up H5927 (8800) out of the land H776 of Egypt H4714.
[16] And it shall be at that day H3117, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068, [that] thou shalt call H7121 (8799) me Ishi H376; and shalt call H7121 (8799) me no more Baali H1180.
[17] For I will take away H5493 (8689) the names H8034 of Baalim H1168 out of her mouth H6310, and they shall no more be remembered H2142 (8735) by their name H8034.
[18] And in that day H3117 will I make H3772 (8804) a covenant H1285 for them with the beasts H2416 of the field H7704, and with the fowls H5775 of heaven H8064, and [with] the creeping things H7431 of the ground H127: and I will break H7665 (8799) the bow H7198 and the sword H2719 and the battle H4421 out of the earth H776, and will make them to lie down H7901 (8689) safely H983.
[19] And I will betroth H781 (8765) thee unto me for ever H5769; yea, I will betroth H781 (8765) thee unto me in righteousness H6664, and in judgment H4941, and in lovingkindness H2617, and in mercies H7356.
[20] I will even betroth H781 (8765) thee unto me in faithfulness H530: and thou shalt know H3045 (8804) the LORD H3068.
[21] And it shall come to pass in that day H3117, I will hear H6030 (8799), saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068, I will hear H6030 (8799) the heavens H8064, and they shall hear H6030 (8799) the earth H776;
[22] And the earth H776 shall hear H6030 (8799) the corn H1715, and the wine H8492, and the oil H3323; and they shall hear H6030 (8799) Jezreel H3157.
[23] And I will sow H2232 (8804) her unto me in the earth H776; and I will have mercy H7355 (8765) upon her that had not obtained mercy H7355 (8795) (8677) H3818; and I will say H559 (8804) to [them which were] not my people H5971, Thou [art] my people H5971; and they shall say H559 (8799), [Thou art] my God H430.

Young’s Literal Translation

Hosea 2 (YLT)

[1] ‘Say ye to your brethren-Ammi, And to your sisters-Ruhamah.
[2] Plead ye with your mother-plead, (For she is not My wife, and I am not her husband,) And she turneth her whoredoms from before her, And her adulteries from between her breasts,
[3] Lest I strip her naked. And have set her up as in the day of her birth, And have made her as a wilderness, And have set her as a dry land, And have put her to death with thirst.
[4] And her sons I do not pity, For sons of whoredoms are they,
[5] For gone a-whoring hath their mother, Acted shamefully hath their conceiver, For she hath said, I go after my lovers, Those giving my bread and my water, My wool and my flax, my oil and my drink.
[6] Therefore, lo, I am hedging up thy way with thorns, And I have made for her a wall, And her paths she doth not find.
[7] And she hath pursued her lovers, And she doth not overtake them, And hath sought them, and doth not find, And she hath said: I go, and I turn back unto My first husband, For-better to me then than now.
[8] And she knew not that I had given to her, The corn, and the new wine, and the oil. Yea, silver I did multiply to her, And the gold they prepared for Baal.
[9] Therefore do I turn back, And I have taken My corn in its season, And My new wine in its appointed time, And I have taken away My wool and My flax, covering her nakedness.
[10] And now do I reveal her dishonour before the eyes of her lovers, And none doth deliver her out of My hand.
[11] And I have caused to cease all her joy, Her festival, her new moon, and her sabbath, Even all her appointed times,
[12] And made desolate her vine and her fig-tree, Of which she said, A gift they are to me, That my lovers have given to me, And I have made them for a forest, And consumed them hath a beast of the field.
[13] And I have charged on her the days of the Baalim, To whom she maketh perfume, And putteth on her ring and her ornament, And goeth after her lovers, And Me forgat-an affirmation of Jehovah.
[14] Therefore, lo, I am enticing her, And have caused her to go to the wilderness, And I have spoken unto her heart,
[15] And given to her her vineyards from thence, And the valley of Achor for an opening of hope, And she hath responded there as in the days of her youth, And as in the day of her coming up out of the land of Egypt.
[16] And it hath come to pass, in that day, An affirmation of Jehovah, Thou dost call Me-My husband, And dost not call Me any more-My lord.
[17] And I have turned aside the names of the lords from her mouth, And they are not remembered any more by their name.
[18] And I have made to them a covenant in that day, with the beast of the field, And with the fowl of the heavens, And the creeping thing of the ground, And bow, and sword, and war I break from off the land, And have caused them to lie down confidently.
[19] And I have betrothed thee to Me to the age, And betrothed thee to Me in righteousness, And in judgment, and kindness, and mercies,
[20] And betrothed thee to Me in faithfulness, And thou hast known Jehovah.
[21] And it hath come to pass in that day, I answer-an affirmation of Jehovah, I answer the heavens, and they answer the earth.
[22] And the earth doth answer the corn, And the new wine, and the oil, And they answer Jezreel.
[23] And I have sowed her to Me in the land, And I have pitied Lo-Ruhamah, And I have said to Lo-Ammi, My people thou art, and it saith, My God!’