and to your sisters, “My loved one!”
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.
for they are children of unfaithfulness;
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.’
I will hedge up your way with thorns,
and I will build a wall against her,
so that she cannot find her way.
but she will not overtake them;
and she will seek them,
but will not find them.
Then she will say,
‘I will go and return to my first husband,
for it was better with me then than it is now.’
that I gave her the grain,
the new wine, and the oil,
and multiplied to her silver and gold,
which they used for Baal.
and my new wine in its season,
and will pluck away my wool and my flax
that should have covered her nakedness.
in the sight of her lovers,
and no one will deliver her out of my hand.
about which she has said,
‘These are my wages that my lovers have given me.’
I will even make them a forest,
and the animals of the field will eat them.
on which she turned incense into smoke-perfume,
when she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels,
and went after her lovers,
and forgot me,
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.
that you will call me ‘my husband’
and no longer call me ‘my master.’
out of her mouth,
and they will no longer be mentioned by name.
with the animals of the field and with the birds of the heavens,
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.
and you will know Yahweh.
I will respond to the heavens,
and they will respond to the earth,
and the new wine, and the oil,
and they will respond to Jezreel.
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, ‘My God!’”