The Book of Hosea Chapter 2 – New King James Version (NKJV) – Audio Bible

Chapter 2. Say to your brethren my people And to your sisters Mercy is shown Bring charges against your mother bring Charges For she is not my wife nor am I her Husband Let her put away her heart trees from Her sight and her adulteries from Between her breasts Lest I strip her naked and expose her as In the day she was born And make her like a Wilderness and set Her like a dry land and slay her with Thirst I will not have mercy on her children For they are the children of a harlotry For their mother has played the Harlot She who conceived them has behaved Shamefully For she said I will go after my lovers who give me my Bread and my water my wool and my linen My oil and my drink Therefore behold I will hedge up your Way with thorns and wall her in so that She cannot find her paths She will chase her lovers but not Overtake them Yes she will seek them but not find them Then she will say I will go and return to my first husband For then it was better for me than now For she did not know that I gave her

Grain new wine and oil and multiplied Her silver and gold Which they prepared for bail Therefore I will return and take away my Grain in its time and my new wine in its Season And will take back my wool and my linen Given to cover her nakedness Now I will uncover her lewdness in the Sight of her lovers And no one shall deliver her from my Hand I will also cause all her mirth to cease Her feast days her new moons her Sabbaths all her appointed Feasts And I will destroy her Vines and her fig Trees of which she has said these are my Wages that my lovers have given me So I will make them a forest and the Beasts of the field shall eat them I will punish her for the days of the Bales to which she burned incense She decked herself with her earrings and Jewelry And went after her lovers But me she forgot says the Lord Therefore behold I will Allure her will Bring her into the Wilderness and speak Comfort to her I will give her her Vineyards from there And the valley of acor as a Door of Hope She shall sing there as in the days of Her youth As in the day when she came up from the

Land of Egypt And it shall be in that day says the Lord That you will call me my husband And no longer called me my master For I will take from her mouth the names Of the Bales and they shall be Remembered by their name no more In that day I will make a 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 I will shatter From the Earth to make them lie down Safely I will betrothe you to me forever Yes I will betroth you to me in Righteousness and justice in loving Kindness and mercy I will betrothe you to me in Faithfulness And you shall know the Lord It shall come to pass in that day that I Will answer says the Lord I will answer the heavens and they shall Answer the Earth The Earth shall answer with grain with New wine and with oil They shall answer Jezreel Then I will sow her for myself in the Earth And I will have mercy on her who had not Obtained Mercy Then I will say to those who were not my

People You Are My People And they shall say You are my God

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