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Hosea 2


1  Say559 ye unto your brethren,251 Ammi;5971 and to your sisters,269 Ruhamah.7355

2  Plead7378 with your mother,517 plead:7378 for3588 she1931 is not3808 my wife,802 neither3808 am I595 her husband:376 let her therefore put away5493 her whoredoms2183 out of her sight,4480 6440 and her adulteries5005 from between4480 996 her breasts;7699

3  Lest6435 I strip6584 her naked,6174 and set3322 her as in the day3117 that she was born,3205 and make7760 her as a wilderness,4057 and set7896 her like a dry6723 land,776 and slay4191 her with thirst.6772

4  And I will not3808 have mercy upon7355 her children;1121 for3588 they1992 be the children1121 of whoredoms.2183

5  For3588 their mother517 hath played the harlot:2181 she that conceived2029 them hath done shamefully:954 for3588 she said,559 I will go1980 after310 my lovers,157 that give5414 me my bread3899 and my water,4325 my wool6785 and my flax,6593 mine oil8081 and my drink.8250

6  Therefore,3651 behold,2009 I will hedge up7753 853 thy way1870 with thorns,5518 and make1443 853 a wall,1447 that she shall not3808 find4672 her paths.5410

7  And she shall follow after7291 853 her lovers,157 but she shall not3808 overtake5381 them; and she shall seek1245 them, but shall not3808 find4672 them: then shall she say,559 I will go1980 and return7725 to413 my first7223 husband;376 for3588 then227 was it better2896 with me than now.4480 6258

8  For she1931 did not3808 know3045 that3588 I595 gave5414 her corn,1715 and wine,8492 and oil,3323 and multiplied7235 her silver3701 and gold,2091 which they prepared6213 for Baal.1168

9  Therefore3651 will I return,7725 and take away3947 my corn1715 in the time6256 thereof, and my wine8492 in the season4150 thereof, and will recover5337 my wool6785 and my flax6593 given to cover3680 853 her nakedness.6172

10  And now6258 will I discover1540 853 her lewdness5040 in the sight5869 of her lovers,157 and none3808 376 shall deliver5337 her out of mine hand.4480 3027

11  I will also cause all3605 her mirth4885 to cease,7673 her feast days,2282 her new moons,2320 and her sabbaths,7676 and all3605 her solemn feasts.4150

12  And I will destroy8074 her vines1612 and her fig trees,8384 whereof834 she hath said,559 These1992 are my rewards866 that834 my lovers157 have given5414 me: and I will make7760 them a forest,3293 and the beasts2416 of the field7704 shall eat398 them.

13  And I will visit6485 upon5921 her 853 the days3117 of Baalim,1168 wherein834 she burned incense6999 to them, and she decked5710 herself with her earrings5141 and her jewels,2484 and she went1980 after310 her lovers,157 and forgot7911 me, saith5002 the LORD.3068

14  Therefore,3651 behold,2009 I595 will allure6601 her, and bring1980 her into the wilderness,4057 and speak1696 comfortably5921 3820 unto her.

15  And I will give5414 her 853 her vineyards3754 from thence,4480 8033 and the valley6010 of Achor5911 for a door6607 of hope:8615 and she shall sing6030 there,8033 as in the days3117 of her youth,5271 and as in the day3117 when she came up5927 out of the land4480 776 of Egypt.4714

16  And it shall be1961 at that1931 day,3117 saith5002 the LORD,3068 that thou shalt call7121 me Ishi;376 and shalt call7121 me no3808 more5750 Baali.1180

17  For I will take away5493 853 the names8034 of Baalim1168 out of her mouth,4480 6310 and they shall no3808 more5750 be remembered2142 by their name.8034

18  And in that1931 day3117 will I make3772 a covenant1285 for them with5973 the beasts2416 of the field,7704 and with5973 the fowls5775 of heaven,8064 and with the creeping things7431 of the ground:127 and I will break7665 the bow7198 and the sword2719 and the battle4421 out of4480 the earth,776 and will make them to lie down7901 safely.983

19  And I will betroth781 thee unto me forever;5769 yea, I will betroth781 thee unto me in righteousness,6664 and in judgment,4941 and in lovingkindness,2617 and in mercies.7356

20  I will even betroth781 thee unto me in faithfulness:530 and thou shalt know3045 853 the LORD.3068

21  And it shall come to pass1961 in that1931 day,3117 I will hear,6030 saith5002 the LORD,3068 I will hear6030 853 the heavens,8064 and they1992 shall hear6030 853 the earth;776

22  And the earth776 shall hear6030 853 the corn,1715 and the wine,8492 and the oil;3323 and they1992 shall hear6030 853 Jezreel.3157

23  And I will sow2232 her unto me in the earth;776 and I will have mercy upon7355 853 her that had not3808 obtained mercy;7355 and I will say559 to them which were not3808 my people,5971 Thou859 art my people;5971 and they1931 shall say,559 Thou art my God.430


1 καὶ ἦν ὁ ἀριθμὸς τῶν υἱῶν Ισραηλ ὡς ἡ ἄμμος τῆς θαλάσσης ἣ οὐκ ἐκμετρηθήσεται οὐδὲ ἐξαριθμηθήσεται καὶ ἔσται ἐν τῷ τόπῳ οὗ ἐρρέθη αὐτοῖς οὐ λαός μου ὑμεῖς ἐκεῖ κληθήσονται υἱοὶ θεοῦ ζῶντος

2 καὶ συναχθήσονται οἱ υἱοὶ Ιουδα καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ Ισραηλ ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτὸ καὶ θήσονται ἑαυτοῖς ἀρχὴν μίαν καὶ ἀναβήσονται ἐκ τῆς γῆς ὅτι μεγάλη ἡ ἡμέρα τοῦ Ιεζραελ

3 εἴπατε τῷ ἀδελφῷ ὑμῶν Λαόσ-μου καὶ τῇ ἀδελφῇ ὑμῶν Ἠλεημένη

4 κρίθητε πρὸς τὴν μητέρα ὑμῶν κρίθητε ὅτι αὐτὴ οὐ γυνή μου καὶ ἐγὼ οὐκ ἀνὴρ αὐτῆς καὶ ἐξαρῶ τὴν πορνείαν αὐτῆς ἐκ προσώπου μου καὶ τὴν μοιχείαν αὐτῆς ἐκ μέσου μαστῶν αὐτῆς

5 ὅπως ἂν ἐκδύσω αὐτὴν γυμνὴν καὶ ἀποκαταστήσω αὐτὴν καθὼς ἡμέρᾳ γενέσεως αὐτῆς καὶ θήσομαι αὐτὴν ὡς ἔρημον καὶ τάξω αὐτὴν ὡς γῆν ἄνυδρον καὶ ἀποκτενῶ αὐτὴν ἐν δίψει

6 καὶ τὰ τέκνα αὐτῆς οὐ μὴ ἐλεήσω ὅτι τέκνα πορνείας ἐστίν

7 ὅτι ἐξεπόρνευσεν ἡ μήτηρ αὐτῶν κατῄσχυνεν ἡ τεκοῦσα αὐτά εἶπεν γάρ ἀκολουθήσω ὀπίσω τῶν ἐραστῶν μου τῶν διδόντων μοι τοὺς ἄρτους μου καὶ τὸ ὕδωρ μου καὶ τὰ ἱμάτιά μου καὶ τὰ ὀθόνιά μου καὶ τὸ ἔλαιόν μου καὶ πάντα ὅσα μοι καθήκει

8 διὰ τοῦτο ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ φράσσω τὴν ὁδὸν αὐτῆς ἐν σκόλοψιν καὶ ἀνοικοδομήσω τὰς ὁδοὺς αὐτῆς καὶ τὴν τρίβον αὐτῆς οὐ μὴ εὕρῃ

9 καὶ καταδιώξεται τοὺς ἐραστὰς αὐτῆς καὶ οὐ μὴ καταλάβῃ αὐτούς καὶ ζητήσει αὐτοὺς καὶ οὐ μὴ εὕρῃ αὐτούς καὶ ἐρεῖ πορεύσομαι καὶ ἐπιστρέψω πρὸς τὸν ἄνδρα μου τὸν πρότερον ὅτι καλῶς μοι ἦν τότε ἢ νῦν

10 καὶ αὐτὴ οὐκ ἔγνω ὅτι ἐγὼ δέδωκα αὐτῇ τὸν σῖτον καὶ τὸν οἶνον καὶ τὸ ἔλαιον καὶ ἀργύριον ἐπλήθυνα αὐτῇ αὐτὴ δὲ ἀργυρᾶ καὶ χρυσᾶ ἐποίησεν τῇ Βααλ

11 διὰ τοῦτο ἐπιστρέψω καὶ κομιοῦμαι τὸν σῖτόν μου καθ᾽ ὥραν αὐτοῦ καὶ τὸν οἶνόν μου ἐν καιρῷ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀφελοῦμαι τὰ ἱμάτιά μου καὶ τὰ ὀθόνιά μου τοῦ μὴ καλύπτειν τὴν ἀσχημοσύνην αὐτῆς

12 καὶ νῦν ἀποκαλύψω τὴν ἀκαθαρσίαν αὐτῆς ἐνώπιον τῶν ἐραστῶν αὐτῆς καὶ οὐδεὶς οὐ μὴ ἐξέληται αὐτὴν ἐκ χειρός μου

13 καὶ ἀποστρέψω πάσας τὰς εὐφροσύνας αὐτῆς ἑορτὰς αὐτῆς καὶ τὰς νουμηνίας αὐτῆς καὶ τὰ σάββατα αὐτῆς καὶ πάσας τὰς πανηγύρεις αὐτῆς

14 καὶ ἀφανιῶ ἄμπελον αὐτῆς καὶ τὰς συκᾶς αὐτῆς ὅσα εἶπεν μισθώματά μου ταῦτά ἐστιν ἃ ἔδωκάν μοι οἱ ἐρασταί μου καὶ θήσομαι αὐτὰ εἰς μαρτύριον καὶ καταφάγεται αὐτὰ τὰ θηρία τοῦ ἀγροῦ καὶ τὰ πετεινὰ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ τὰ ἑρπετὰ τῆς γῆς

15 καὶ ἐκδικήσω ἐπ᾽ αὐτὴν τὰς ἡμέρας τῶν Βααλιμ ἐν αἷς ἐπέθυεν αὐτοῖς καὶ περιετίθετο τὰ ἐνώτια αὐτῆς καὶ τὰ καθόρμια αὐτῆς καὶ ἐπορεύετο ὀπίσω τῶν ἐραστῶν αὐτῆς ἐμοῦ δὲ ἐπελάθετο λέγει κύριος

16 διὰ τοῦτο ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ πλανῶ αὐτὴν καὶ τάξω αὐτὴν εἰς ἔρημον καὶ λαλήσω ἐπὶ τὴν καρδίαν αὐτῆς

17 καὶ δώσω αὐτῇ τὰ κτήματα αὐτῆς ἐκεῖθεν καὶ τὴν κοιλάδα Αχωρ διανοῖξαι σύνεσιν αὐτῆς καὶ ταπεινωθήσεται ἐκεῖ κατὰ τὰς ἡμέρας νηπιότητος αὐτῆς καὶ κατὰ τὰς ἡμέρας ἀναβάσεως αὐτῆς ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου

18 καὶ ἔσται ἐν ἐκείνῃ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ λέγει κύριος καλέσει με ὁ ἀνήρ μου καὶ οὐ καλέσει με ἔτι Βααλιμ

19 καὶ ἐξαρῶ τὰ ὀνόματα τῶν Βααλιμ ἐκ στόματος αὐτῆς καὶ οὐ μὴ μνησθῶσιν οὐκέτι τὰ ὀνόματα αὐτῶν

20 καὶ διαθήσομαι αὐτοῖς ἐν ἐκείνῃ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ διαθήκην μετὰ τῶν θηρίων τοῦ ἀγροῦ καὶ μετὰ τῶν πετεινῶν τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ μετὰ τῶν ἑρπετῶν τῆς γῆς καὶ τόξον καὶ ῥομφαίαν καὶ πόλεμον συντρίψω ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς καὶ κατοικιῶ σε ἐπ᾽ ἐλπίδι

21 καὶ μνηστεύσομαί σε ἐμαυτῷ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα καὶ μνηστεύσομαί σε ἐμαυτῷ ἐν δικαιοσύνῃ καὶ ἐν κρίματι καὶ ἐν ἐλέει καὶ ἐν οἰκτιρμοῖς

22 καὶ μνηστεύσομαί σε ἐμαυτῷ ἐν πίστει καὶ ἐπιγνώσῃ τὸν κύριον

23 καὶ ἔσται ἐν ἐκείνῃ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ λέγει κύριος ἐπακούσομαι τῷ οὐρανῷ καὶ ὁ οὐρανὸς ἐπακούσεται τῇ γῇ

24 καὶ ἡ γῆ ἐπακούσεται τὸν σῖτον καὶ τὸν οἶνον καὶ τὸ ἔλαιον καὶ αὐτὰ ἐπακούσεται τῷ Ιεζραελ

25 καὶ σπερῶ αὐτὴν ἐμαυτῷ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς καὶ ἐλεήσω τὴν Οὐκ-ἠλεημένην καὶ ἐρῶ τῷ Οὐ-λαῷ-μου λαός μου εἶ σύ καὶ αὐτὸς ἐρεῖ κύριος ὁ θεός μου εἶ σύ


‎1 ‏וְֽ֠הָיָה מִסְפַּ֤ר בְּנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ כְּח֣וֹל הַיָּ֔ם אֲשֶׁ֥ר לֹֽא־יִמַּ֖ד וְלֹ֣א יִסָּפֵ֑ר וְֽ֠הָיָה בִּמְק֞וֹם אֲשֶׁר־יֵאָמֵ֤ר לָהֶם֙ לֹֽא־עַמִּ֣י אַתֶּ֔ם יֵאָמֵ֥ר לָהֶ֖ם בְּנֵ֥י אֵֽל־חָֽי׃

‎2 ‏וְ֠נִקְבְּצוּ בְּנֵֽי־יְהוּדָ֤ה וּבְנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ יַחְדָּ֔ו וְשָׂמ֥וּ לָהֶ֛ם רֹ֥אשׁ אֶחָ֖ד וְעָל֣וּ מִן־הָאָ֑רֶץ כִּ֥י גָד֖וֹל י֥וֹם יִזְרְעֶֽאל׃

‎3 ‏אִמְר֥וּ לַאֲחֵיכֶ֖ם עַמִּ֑י וְלַאֲחֽוֹתֵיכֶ֖ם רֻחָֽמָה׃

‎4 ‏רִ֤יבוּ בְאִמְּכֶם֙ רִ֔יבוּ כִּֽי־הִיא֙ לֹ֣א אִשְׁתִּ֔י וְאָנֹכִ֖י לֹ֣א אִישָׁ֑הּ וְתָסֵ֤ר זְנוּנֶ֙יהָ֙ מִפָּנֶ֔יה וְנַאֲפוּפֶ֖יהָ מִבֵּ֥ין שָׁדֶֽיהָ׃

‎5 ‏פֶּן־אַפְשִׁיטֶ֣נָּה עֲרֻמָּ֔ה וְהִ֨צַּגְתִּ֔יהָ כְּי֖וֹם הִוָּֽלְדָ֑הּ וְשַׂמְתִּ֣יהָ כַמִּדְבָּ֗ר וְשַׁתִּ֙הָ֙ כְּאֶ֣רֶץ צִיָּ֔ה וַהֲמִתִּ֖יהָ בַּצָּמָֽא׃

‎6 ‏וְאֶת־בָּנֶ֖יהָ לֹ֣א אֲרַחֵ֑ם כִּֽי־בְנֵ֥י זְנוּנִ֖ים הֵֽמָּה׃

‎7 ‏כִּ֤י זָֽנְתָה֙ אִמָּ֔ם הֹבִ֖ישָׁה הֽוֹרָתָ֑ם כִּ֣י אָמְרָ֗ה אֵלְכָ֞ה אַחֲרֵ֤י מְאַהֲבַי֙ נֹתְנֵ֤י לַחְמִי֙ וּמֵימַ֔י צַמְרִ֣י וּפִשְׁתִּ֔י שַׁמְנִ֖י וְשִׁקּוּיָֽי׃

‎8 ‏לָכֵ֛ן הִנְנִי־שָׂ֥ךְ אֶת־דַּרְכֵּ֖ךְ בַּסִּירִ֑ים וְגָֽדַרְתִּי֙ אֶת־גְּדֵרָ֔הּ וּנְתִיבוֹתֶ֖יהָ לֹ֥א תִמְצָֽא׃

‎9 ‏וְרִדְּפָ֤ה אֶת־מְאַהֲבֶ֙יהָ֙ וְלֹֽא־תַשִּׂ֣יג אֹתָ֔ם וּבִקְשָׁ֖תַם וְלֹ֣א תִמְצָ֑א וְאָמְרָ֗ה אֵלְכָ֤ה וְאָשׁ֙וּבָה֙ אֶל־אִישִׁ֣י הָֽרִאשׁ֔וֹן כִּ֣י ט֥וֹב לִ֛י אָ֖ז מֵעָֽתָּה׃

‎10 ‏וְהִיא֙ לֹ֣א יָֽדְעָ֔ה כִּ֤י אָֽנֹכִי֙ נָתַ֣תִּי לָ֔הּ הַדָּגָ֖ן וְהַתִּיר֣וֹשׁ וְהַיִּצְהָ֑ר וְכֶ֨סֶף הִרְבֵּ֥יתִי לָ֛הּ וְזָהָ֖ב עָשׂ֥וּ לַבָּֽעַל׃

‎11 ‏לָכֵ֣ן אָשׁ֔וּב וְלָקַחְתִּ֤י דְגָנִי֙ בְּעִתּ֔וֹ וְתִירוֹשִׁ֖י בְּמֽוֹעֲד֑וֹ וְהִצַּלְתִּי֙ צַמְרִ֣י וּפִשְׁתִּ֔י לְכַסּ֖וֹת אֶת־עֶרְוָתָֽהּ׃

‎12 ‏וְעַתָּ֛ה אֲגַלֶּ֥ה אֶת־נַבְלֻתָ֖הּ לְעֵינֵ֣י מְאַהֲבֶ֑יהָ וְאִ֖ישׁ לֹֽא־יַצִּילֶ֥נָּה מִיָּדִֽי׃

‎13 ‏וְהִשְׁבַּתִּי֙ כָּל־מְשׂוֹשָׂ֔הּ חַגָּ֖הּ חָדְשָׁ֣הּ וְשַׁבַּתָּ֑הּ וְכֹ֖ל מוֹעֲדָֽהּ׃

‎14 ‏וַהֲשִׁמֹּתִ֗י גַּפְנָהּ֙ וּתְאֵ֣נָתָ֔הּ אֲשֶׁ֣ר אָמְרָ֗ה אֶתְנָ֥ה הֵ֙מָּה֙ לִ֔י אֲשֶׁ֥ר נָֽתְנוּ־לִ֖י מְאַֽהֲבָ֑י וְשַׂמְתִּ֣ים לְיַ֔עַר וַאֲכָלָ֖תַם חַיַּ֥ת הַשָּׂדֶֽה׃

‎15 ‏וּפָקַדְתִּ֣י עָלֶ֗יהָ אֶת־יְמֵ֤י הַבְּעָלִים֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר תַּקְטִ֣יר לָהֶ֔ם וַתַּ֤עַד נִזְמָהּ֙ וְחֶלְיָתָ֔הּ וַתֵּ֖לֶךְ אַחֲרֵ֣י מְאַהֲבֶ֑יהָ וְאֹתִ֥י שָׁכְחָ֖ה נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה׃ פ

‎16 ‏לָכֵ֗ן הִנֵּ֤ה אָֽנֹכִי֙ מְפַתֶּ֔יהָ וְהֹֽלַכְתִּ֖יהָ הַמִּדְבָּ֑ר וְדִבַּרְתִּ֖י עַל־לִבָּֽהּ׃

‎17 ‏וְנָתַ֨תִּי לָ֤הּ אֶת־כְּרָמֶ֙יהָ֙ מִשָּׁ֔ם וְאֶת־עֵ֥מֶק עָכ֖וֹר לְפֶ֣תַח תִּקְוָ֑ה וְעָ֤נְתָה שָּׁ֙מָּה֙ כִּימֵ֣י נְעוּרֶ֔יהָ וִּכְי֖וֹם1 עֲלֹתָ֥הּ מֵאֶֽרֶץ־מִצְרָֽיִם׃ ס

‎18 ‏וְהָיָ֤ה בַיּוֹם־הַהוּא֙ נְאֻם־יְהוָ֔ה תִּקְרְאִ֖י אִישִׁ֑י וְלֹֽא־תִקְרְאִי־לִ֥י ע֖וֹד בַּעְלִֽי׃

‎19 ‏וַהֲסִרֹתִ֛י אֶת־שְׁמ֥וֹת הַבְּעָלִ֖ים מִפִּ֑יהָ וְלֹֽא־יִזָּכְר֥וּ ע֖וֹד בִּשְׁמָֽם׃

‎20 ‏וְכָרַתִּ֨י לָהֶ֤ם בְּרִית֙ בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֔וּא עִם־חַיַּ֤ת הַשָּׂדֶה֙ וְעִם־ע֣וֹף הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם וְרֶ֖מֶשׂ הָֽאֲדָמָ֑ה וְקֶ֨שֶׁת וְחֶ֤רֶב וּמִלְחָמָה֙ אֶשְׁבּ֣וֹר מִן־הָאָ֔רֶץ וְהִשְׁכַּבְתִּ֖ים לָבֶֽטַח׃

‎21 ‏וְאֵרַשְׂתִּ֥יךְ לִ֖י לְעוֹלָ֑ם וְאֵרַשְׂתִּ֥יךְ לִי֙ בְּצֶ֣דֶק וּבְמִשְׁפָּ֔ט וּבְחֶ֖סֶד וּֽבְרַחֲמִֽים׃

‎22 ‏וְאֵרַשְׂתִּ֥יךְ לִ֖י בֶּאֱמוּנָ֑ה וְיָדַ֖עַתְּ אֶת־יְהוָֽה׃ ס

‎23 ‏וְהָיָ֣ה׀ בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֗וּא אֶֽעֱנֶה֙ נְאֻם־יְהוָ֔ה אֶעֱנֶ֖ה אֶת־הַשָּׁמָ֑יִם וְהֵ֖ם יַעֲנ֥וּ אֶת־הָאָֽרֶץ׃

‎24 ‏וְהָאָ֣רֶץ תַּעֲנֶ֔ה אֶת־הַדָּגָ֖ן וְאֶת־הַתִּיר֣וֹשׁ וְאֶת־הַיִּצְהָ֑ר וְהֵ֖ם יַעֲנ֥וּ אֶֽת־יִזְרְעֶֽאל׃

‎25 ‏וּזְרַעְתִּ֤יהָ לִּי֙ בָּאָ֔רֶץ וְרִֽחַמְתִּ֖י אֶת־לֹ֣א רֻחָ֑מָה וְאָמַרְתִּ֤י לְלֹֽא־עַמִּי֙ עַמִּי־אַ֔תָּה וְה֖וּא יֹאמַ֥ר אֱלֹהָֽי׃ פ


1 Dicite fratribus vestris: Populus meus; et sorori vestræ: Misericordiam consecuta.

2 [Judicate matrem vestram, judicate,
quoniam ipsa non uxor mea,
et ego non vir ejus.
Auferat fornicationes suas a facie sua,
et adulteria sua de medio uberum suorum;

3 ne forte expoliem eam nudam,
et statuam eam secundum diem nativitatis suæ,
et ponam eam quasi solitudinem,
et statuam eam velut terram inviam,
et interficiam eam siti.

4 Et filiorum illius non miserebor,
quoniam filii fornicationum sunt.

5 Quia fornicata est mater eorum,
confusa est quæ concepit eos;
quia dixit: Vadam post amatores meos,
qui dant panes mihi, et aquas meas,
lanam meam, et linum meum,
oleum meum, et potum meum.

6 Propter hoc ecce ego sepiam viam tuam spinis,
et sepiam eam maceria, et semitas suas non inveniet.

7 Et sequetur amatores suos, et non apprehendet eos;
et quæret eos, et non inveniet:
et dicet: Vadam, et revertar ad virum meum priorem,
quia bene mihi erat tunc magis quam nunc.

8 Et hæc nescivit, quia ego dedi ei frumentum, et vinum, et oleum,
et argentum multiplicavi ei, et aurum,
quæ fecerunt Baal.

9 Idcirco convertar, et sumam frumentum meum in tempore suo,
et vinum meum in tempore suo.
Et liberabo lanam meam et linum meum,
quæ operiebant ignominiam ejus.

10 Et nunc revelabo stultitiam ejus in oculis amatorum ejus;
et vir non eruet eam de manu mea;

11 et cessare faciam omne gaudium ejus,
solemnitatem ejus, neomeniam ejus, sabbatum ejus,
et omnia festa tempora ejus.

12 Et corrumpam vineam ejus, et ficum ejus,
de quibus dixit: Mercedes hæ meæ sunt,
quas dederunt mihi amatores mei;
et ponam eam in saltum,
et comedet eam bestia agri.

13 Et visitabo super eam dies Baalim,
quibus accendebat incensum,
et ornabatur in aure sua, et monili suo.
Et ibat post amatores suos,
et mei obliviscebatur, dicit Dominus.

14 Propter hoc ecce ego lactabo eam,
et ducam eam in solitudinem,
et loquar ad cor ejus.

15 Et dabo ei vinitores ejus ex eodem loco,
et vallem Achor, ad aperiendam spem;
et canet ibi juxta dies juventutis suæ,
et juxta dies ascensionis suæ de terra Ægypti.

16 Et erit in die illa, ait Dominus:
vocabit me, Vir meus,
et non vocabit me ultra Baali.

17 Et auferam nomina Baalim de ore ejus,
et non recordabitur ultra nominis eorum.

18 Et percutiam cum eis fœdus in die illa, cum bestia agri,
et cum volucre cæli, et cum reptili terræ;
et arcum, et gladium, et bellum conteram de terra,
et dormire eos faciam fiducialiter.

19 Et sponsabo te mihi in sempiternum;
et sponsabo te mihi in justitia, et judicio,
et in misericordia, et in miserationibus.

20 Et sponsabo te mihi in fide;
et scies quia ego Dominus.

21 Et erit in die illa:
exaudiam, dicit Dominus, exaudiam cælos,
et illi exaudient terram.

22 Et terra exaudiet triticum, et vinum, et oleum,
et hæc exaudient Jezrahel.

23 Et seminabo eam mihi in terra,
et miserebor ejus quæ fuit Absque misericordia.

24 Et dicam Non populo meo: Populus meus es tu;
et ipse dicet: Deus meus es tu.]

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