Hosea 2:16

“And it shall be at that day, saith the Lord, that thou shalt call mee Ishi; and shalt call mee no more Baali.”

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Other Translations

And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, [that] thou shalt call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali.
- King James Version

"It will come about in that day, declares the LORD, "That you will call Me Ishi And will no longer call Me Baali."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it shall be at that day, saith Jehovah, that thou shalt call me Ishi, and shalt call me no more Baali.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in that day, says the Lord, you will say to me, Ishi; and you will never again give me the name of Baali;
- Basic English Bible

And it shall be in that day, saith Jehovah, [that] thou shalt call me, My husband, and shalt call me no more, Baali;
- Darby Bible

And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, that thou shalt call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali.
- Webster's Bible

It will be in that day," says Yahweh, "that you will call me 'my husband,' and no longer call me 'my master.'
- World English Bible

And it hath come to pass, in that day, An affirmation of Jehovah, Thou dost call Me -- My husband, And dost not call Me any more -- My lord.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(2:18) And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, that thou shalt call Me Ishi, and shalt call Me no more Baali.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hosea 2:16


2:16 Thou shalt call - Both by words, affections, and obedience, shall own me as thy husband, and delight to call me so. Baali - That is, my Lord.


Discussion for Hosea 2

  • Maame Seguwah
    Hosea chapter 2 teaches me about the love God have for humanity. if God could asked His prophet Hosea to take a whore as a wife and He himself named the children of this whore, then brethren we should not condemn anyone because my God is capable to use those we called unbelievers to glorify Himself or accomplish His prophesies. for whiles we were yet sinners Christ died for us, glory haleluya
  • BSP
    Verse 10: The Israelites were accountable to Jehovah God and none of the false gods they were worshipping would save them from him judgment.
  • Marlese
    A prophecy for Israel: Hosea's life dipicted Israel's life with Yah. Israel committed whoredoms by going after the Baalims, and Yah said Lo Ammi (not my people) and He scattered them, but He says even though He scattered them their number will be as the sand of the sea ( Genesis 22:). But He will gather them again and take away baalim from their mouth and they shall call Him Ishi (My Husband).
  • Marlese
    This is a Prophecy for the people of Israel, if we read the first chapter carefully we will see this.
    the wife of whoredoms represents Israel and her whoredoms to Yah, and He Yah is telling what will happen to Israel. and He is saying that although He will do all this to Israel their number will be as the sand of the sea (for this He promised to Abraham in Genesis)
  • Grace Overton
    This chapter teaches me about the unfailing love for all humanity especially those that he called my people..christians who understands this claim my people knows that no matter what we go through in life even falling short of Gods glory that there is always that open door to reconciliation it teaches me the breath the width and the depth of God's unconditional love for us as a people His chosen.
  • Anne
    When life gets really rough and trouble besets us on every side, many of us turn to God for comfort and He is there waiting with open arms to forgive and receive us.

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