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23And it shall come to pass in that day,
I will respond, saith the Lord, I will respond to the heavens,
And they shall respond to the earth;
24And the earth shall respond to the corn, and the wine, and the oil;
And they shall respond to [1]Jezreel.
25And I will sow her unto Me in the land;
And I will have compassion upon her that had not obtained compassion;
And I will say to them that were not My people: 'Thou art My people';
And they shall say: 'Thou art my God.'

3And the Lord said unto me: 'Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend and an adulteress, even as the Lord loveth the children of Israel, though they turn unto other gods, and love cakes of raisins.' 2So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver and a homer of barley, and a half-homer of barley; 3and I said unto her: 'Thou shalt sit solitary for me many days; thou shalt not play the harlot, and thou shalt not be any man's wife; nor will I be thine.' 4For the children of Israel shall sit solitary many days without king, and without prince, and without sacrifice, and without pillar, and without ephod or teraphim; 5afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall come trembling unto the Lord and to His goodness in the end of days.

4Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel!
For the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land,
Because there is no truth, nor mercy,
Nor knowledge of God in the land.
2Swearing and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery!
They break all bounds, and blood toucheth blood.
3Therefore doth the land mourn,
And every one that dwelleth therein doth languish,
With the beasts of the field and the fowls of heaven;
Yea, the fishes of the sea also are taken away.
4Yet let no man strive, neither let any man reprove;
For thy people are as they that strive with the priest.
5Therefore shalt thou stumble in the day,
And the prophet also shall stumble with thee in the night;
And I will destroy thy mother.
6My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;
Because thou hast rejected knowledge,
I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to Me;
Seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God,
I also will forget thy children.
7The more they were increased, the more they sinned against Me;
I will change their glory into shame.
8They feed on the sin of My people,
And set their heart on their iniquity.
9And it is like people, like priest;
And I will punish him for his ways,
And will recompense him his doings.
10And they shall eat, and not have enough,
They shall commit harlotry, and shall not increase;
Because they have left off to take heed to the Lord.
  1. That is, Whom God soweth.