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Hosea 2:19


I will commit myself to you 1  forever; I will commit myself to you in 2  righteousness and justice, in steadfast love and tender compassion.


Ps 85:10; Isa 45:23-25; Isa 54:5; Isa 54:8-10; Isa 54:14; Isa 62:3-5; Jer 3:14,15; Jer 4:2; Jer 31:31-36; Jer 32:38-41; Eze 37:25-28; Eze 39:29; Joe 3:20; Joh 3:29; Ro 3:25-26; Ro 7:4; 2Co 11:2; Eph 1:7,8; Eph 5:23-27; Eph 5:25-27; Re 19:7-9; Re 21:2,9,10

NET © Notes

tn Heb “I will betroth you to me” (so NIV) here and in the following lines. Cf. NRSV “I will take you for my wife forever.”

tn The preposition בְּ (bet), which is repeated throughout 2:19-20 [21-22], denotes price paid (BDB 90 s.v. בְּ III.3; e.g., Ezek 3:14). The text contains an allusion to the payment of bridal gifts. The Lord will impute the moral character to Israel that will be necessary for a successful covenant relationship (contra 4:1).

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