HOSEA 2 Parallel KJV
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KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)


1  Say ye unto your brethren, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah.

2  Plead with your mother, plead: for she is not my wife, neither am I her husband: let her therefore put away her whoredoms out of her sight, and her adulteries from between her breasts;

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 like a dry land, and slay her with thirst.

4  And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms.

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.

6  Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths.

7  And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.

8  For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.

9  Therefore will I return, and take away my corn in the time thereof, and my wine in the season thereof, and will recover my wool and my flax given to cover her nakedness.

10  And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of mine hand.

11  I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.

12  And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees, whereof she hath said, These are my rewards that my lovers have given me: and I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall eat them.

13  And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the LORD.

14  Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.

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.

16  And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, that thou shalt call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali.

17  For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.

18  And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely.

19  And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.

20  I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD.

21  And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear, saith the LORD, I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth;

22  And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel.

23  And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.

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1  Say ye vnto your brethren, Ammi, & to your sisters, Ruhamah:

2  Plead with your mother, plead: for she is not my wife, neither am I her husband: let her therefore put away her whordomes out of her sight, and her adulteries from betweene her breasts;

3  Lest I strip her naked, and set her as in the day that shee was borne, and make her as a wildernesse, and set her like a drie land, and slay her with thirst.

4  And I will not haue mercy vpon her children, for they be the children of whordomes.

5  For their mother hath played the harlot: shee that conceiued them hath done shamefully: for shee sayd, I will goe after my louers, that giue me my bread and my water, my wooll and my flaxe, mine oyle, and my drinke.

6   Therefore behold, I will hedge vp thy way with thornes, and make a wall, that she shall not find her pathes.

7  And she shall follow after her louers, but she shall not ouertake them, and she shall seeke them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will goe and returne to my first husband, for then was it better with me then now.

8  For she did not know that I gaue her corne, and wine, and oyle, and multiplied her siluer and gold, which they prepared for Baal.

9  Therefore will I returne, and take away my Corne in the time thereof, and my wine in the season thereof, and wil recouer my wooll and my flaxe giuen to couer her nakednesse.

10  And now will I discouer her lewdnesse in the sight of her louers, and none shall deliuer her out of mine hand.

11  I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast daies, her new moones, and her Sabbaths, and all her solemne feasts.

12  And I will destroy her vines and her figge trees, whereof she hath said; These are my rewards that my louers haue giuen me: and I will make them a forrest, and the beasts of the field shall eate them.

13  And I will visite vpon her the daies of Baalim, wherein she burnt incense to them, and she decked her selfe with her eare-rings, and her Iewels, and she went after her louers, and forgate me, saith the Lord.

14   Therefore behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wildernesse, and speake comfortably vnto her.

15  And I wil giue her, her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a doore of hope, and she shall sing there, as in the dayes of her youth, and as in the day when she came vp out of the land of Egypt.

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

17  For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, & they shal no more be remembred by their name.

18  And in that day will I make a couenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the foules of heauen, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will breake the bow and the sword, and the battell out of the earth, and will make them to lie downe safely.

19  And I will betroth thee vnto me for euer; yea, I will betroth thee vnto me in righteousnesse, and in iudgement, and in louing kindnesse, and in mercies.

20  I will euen betroth thee vnto me in faithfulnesse, and thou shalt know the Lord.

21  And it shall come to passe in that day, I will heare, saith the Lord, I will heare the heauens, and they shall heare the earth,

22  And the earth shall heare the corne, and the wine, and the oyle, and they shall heare Iezreel.

23  And I will sow her vnto me in the earth, and I will haue mercy vpon her that had not obtained mercy, and I will say to them which were not my people; Thou art my people, and they shallsay, Thou art my God.