1890 Darby's Translation of the Holy Scriptures (DBY)
2:1 ¶ Say unto your brethren Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah.
2:2 Plead with your mother, plead; for she is not my wife, neither am I her husband: and let her put away her whoredoms from her face, and her adulteries from between her breasts;
2:3 lest I strip her naked, and set her as in the day that she was born, and make her as a wilderness, and set her as a dry land, and slay her with thirst.
2:4 And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they are the children of whoredoms.
2:5 For their mother hath played the harlot; she that conceived them hath done shamefully: for she said, I will go after my lovers, that give [me] my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink.
2:6 ¶ Therefore behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns; and I will fence [her] in with a wall, that she shall not find her paths.
2:7 And she shall pursue after her lovers, and shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, and shall not find them: and she shall say, I will go and return to my first husband, for then was it better with me than now.
2:8 And she did not know that I had given her the corn and the new wine and the oil, and had multiplied to her the silver and gold, which they employed for Baal.
2:9 Therefore will I return, and take away my corn in the time thereof, and my new wine in its season, and will withdraw my wool and my flax which should have covered her nakedness.
2:10 And now will I discover her impiety in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of my hand.
2:11 And I will cause all her mirth to cease: her feasts, her new moons, and her sabbaths! and all her solemnities.
2:12 And I will make desolate her vine and her fig-tree, whereof she hath said, These are my rewards which my lovers have given me; and I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall eat them.
2:14 ¶ Therefore behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak to her heart.
2:15 And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope; and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.
2:17 for I will take away the names of the Baals out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.
2:18 And I will make a covenant for them in that day with the beasts of the field, and with the fowl of the heavens, and the creeping things of the ground; and I will break bow and sword and battle out of the land; and I will make them to lie down safely.
2:19 And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; and I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving-kindness, and in mercies;
2:22 and the earth shall hear the corn, and the new wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jizreel.
2:23 And I will sow her unto me in the land; and I will have mercy upon Lo-ruhamah; and I will say to Lo-ammi, Thou art my people; and they shall say, My God.
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