Hosea 2:20
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New International Version
I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the LORD.

New Living Translation
I will be faithful to you and make you mine, and you will finally know me as the LORD.

English Standard Version
I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the LORD.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will take you to be My wife in faithfulness, and you will know Yahweh.

International Standard Version
I will make you my wife because of my faithfulness, and you will know the LORD.

NET Bible
I will commit myself to you in faithfulness; then you will acknowledge the LORD."

New Heart English Bible
I will even betroth you to me in faithfulness; and you shall know the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will be true to you, my wife. Then you will know the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will betroth thee unto Me in faithfulness; And thou shalt know the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness.
            Then you will know the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will even betroth thee unto me in faith: and thou shalt know the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
I will even betroth you unto me in faithfulness: and you shall know the LORD.

American King James Version
I will even betroth you to me in faithfulness: and you shall know the LORD.

American Standard Version
I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness; and thou shalt know Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will espouse thee to me in faith: and thou shalt know that I am the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
and I will betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know Jehovah.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
I will even betroth thee to me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD.

World English Bible
I will even betroth you to me in faithfulness; and you shall know Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And betrothed thee to Me in faithfulness, And thou hast known Jehovah.
Study Bible
God's Mercy to Israel
19"I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, In lovingkindness and in compassion, 20And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the LORD. 21"It will come about in that day that I will respond," declares the LORD. "I will respond to the heavens, and they will respond to the earth,…
Cross References
Isaiah 62:4
It will no longer be said to you, "Forsaken," Nor to your land will it any longer be said, "Desolate"; But you will be called, "My delight is in her," And your land, "Married"; For the LORD delights in you, And to Him your land will be married.

Jeremiah 31:33
"But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days," declares the LORD, "I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

Jeremiah 31:34
"They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them," declares the LORD, "for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more."

Jeremiah 32:41
"I will rejoice over them to do them good and will faithfully plant them in this land with all My heart and with all My soul.

Ezekiel 16:8
"Then I passed by you and saw you, and behold, you were at the time for love; so I spread My skirt over you and covered your nakedness. I also swore to you and entered into a covenant with you so that you became Mine," declares the Lord GOD.

Hosea 6:6
For I delight in loyalty rather than sacrifice, And in the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

Hosea 13:4
Yet I have been the LORD your God Since the land of Egypt; And you were not to know any god except Me, For there is no savior besides Me.
Treasury of Scripture

I will even betroth you to me in faithfulness: and you shall know the LORD.

and.

Jeremiah 9:24 But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows …

Jeremiah 24:7 And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and …

Jeremiah 31:33,34 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of …

Ezekiel 38:23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known …

Matthew 11:27 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows the …

Luke 10:22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows who …

John 8:55 Yet you have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, …

John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true …

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined …

Philippians 3:8 Yes doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency …

Colossians 1:10 That you might walk worthy of the Lord to all pleasing, being fruitful …

2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am …

Hebrews 8:11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbor, and every man his …

1 John 4:6 We are of God: he that knows God hears us; he that is not of God …

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, …

I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness,.... Which lies in keeping the marriage contract inviolable; Christ will never suffer his faithfulness to fail, nor break his covenant; as he is faithful to his Father that appointed him, so he is, and will be, to his church and people, and to every believer, to whom he is espoused; and it is he that makes them faithful unto him, and gives them faith to believe in him, receive, embrace, own, and acknowledge him as their husband: and in this sense some understand it, rendering it, "in faith" (z); so the Targum and others. This is the third time the word "betroth" is used, or this promise made; which, according to Jerome, refers to them espousing of the Jews in Abraham, at Mount Sinai, and in the times of Christ; and, according to Kimchi, to the three captivities of the Jews, in Egypt, in Babylon, and that in which they now are: and some Christian writers think the mystery of the Trinity is here pointed at; and the sense to be, that all the three divine Persons, Father, Son, and Spirit, would espouse them: but rather it is so often repeated to confirm it, and express the certainty of it, which might, on many accounts, seem a thing incredible.

And thou shall know the Lord; that the Messiah is Jehovah, and that he is their husband; they shall all know him, from the least to the greatest; they shall have a saving knowledge of him, which will issue in eternal life; they shall own him, and acknowledge him, serve and obey him, as their Lord, Head, and Husband, as well as love him, and believe in him. The Targum is,

"and ye shall know to fear before the Lord;''

see Jeremiah 31:34. Let it be observed, here are no conditions throughout, it is only "I will", and "thou shalt".

(z) "in fide", V. L. &c. 20. faithfulness—to My new covenant of grace with thee (1Th 5:24; Heb 10:23).2:14-23 After these judgments the Lord would deal with Israel more gently. By the promise of rest in Christ we are invited to take his yoke upon us; and the work of conversion may be forwarded by comforts as well as by convictions. But usually the Lord drives us to despair of earthly joy, and help from ourselves, that, being shut from every other door, we may knock at Mercy's gate. From that time Israel would be more truly attached to the Lord; no longer calling him Baali, or My lord and master, alluding to authority, rather than love, but Ishi, an address of affection. This may foretell the restoration from the Babylonish captivity; and also be applied to the conversion of the Jews to Christ, in the days of the apostles, and the future general conversion of that nation; and believers are enabled to expect infinitely more tenderness and kindness from their holy God, than a beloved wife can expect from the kindest husband. When the people were weaned from idols, and loved the Lord, no creature should do them any harm. This may be understood of the blessings and privileges of the spiritual Israel, of every true believer, and their partaking of Christ's righteousness; also, of the conversion of the Jews to Christ. Here is an argument for us to walk so that God may not be dishonoured by us: Thou art my people. If a man's family walk disorderly, it is a dishonour to the master. If God call us children, we may say, Thou art our God. Unbelieving soul, lay aside discouraging thoughts; do not thus answer God's loving-kindness. Doth God say, Thou art my people? Say, Lord, thou art our God.
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