Hosea 2:21
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New International Version
"In that day I will respond," declares the LORD-- "I will respond to the skies, and they will respond to the earth;

New Living Translation
"In that day, I will answer," says the LORD. "I will answer the sky as it pleads for clouds. And the sky will answer the earth with rain.

English Standard Version
“And in that day I will answer, declares the LORD, I will answer the heavens, and they shall answer the earth,

New American Standard Bible
"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,

King James Bible
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;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On that day I will respond-- this is the LORD's declaration. I will respond to the sky, and it will respond to the earth.

International Standard Version
"It will come about at that time that I will respond," declares the LORD, "I will respond to the heavens, and they will respond to the earth.

NET Bible
"At that time, I will willingly respond," declares the LORD. "I will respond to the sky, and the sky will respond to the ground;

New Heart English Bible
It will happen in that day, I will respond," says the LORD, "I will respond to the heavens, and they will respond to the earth;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"On that day I will answer your [prayers]," declares the LORD. "I will speak to the sky, it will speak to the earth,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And 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;

New American Standard 1977
“And 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,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And 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;

King James 2000 Bible
And it shall come to pass in that day, I will answer, says the LORD, I will answer the heavens, and they shall answer the earth;

American King James Version
And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear, said the LORD, I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth;

American Standard Version
And it shall come to pass in that day, I will answer, saith Jehovah, I will answer the heavens, and they shall answer the earth;

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear, saith Jehovah, I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth;

English Revised Version
And it shall come to pass in that day, I will answer, saith the LORD, I will answer the heavens, and they shall answer the earth;

Webster's Bible Translation
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;

World English Bible
It will happen in that day, I will respond," says Yahweh, "I will respond to the heavens, and they will respond to the earth;

Young's Literal Translation
And it hath come to pass in that day, I answer -- an affirmation of Jehovah, I answer the heavens, and they answer the earth.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
God's Mercy to Israel
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, 22And the earth will respond to the grain, to the new wine and to the oil, And they will respond to Jezreel.…
Cross References
Isaiah 55:10
"For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;

Ezekiel 36:29
"Moreover, I will save you from all your uncleanness; and I will call for the grain and multiply it, and I will not bring a famine on you.

Hosea 14:7
Those who live in his shadow Will again raise grain, And they will blossom like the vine. His renown will be like the wine of Lebanon.

Joel 2:19
The LORD will answer and say to His people, "Behold, I am going to send you grain, new wine and oil, And you will be satisfied in full with them; And I will never again make you a reproach among the nations.

Zechariah 8:12
For there will be peace for the seed: the vine will yield its fruit, the land will yield its produce and the heavens will give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to inherit all these things.

Malachi 3:10
"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this," says the LORD of hosts, "if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.

Malachi 3:11
"Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes," says the LORD of hosts.
Treasury of Scripture

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

I will hear, saith.

Isaiah 65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; …

Zechariah 8:12 For the seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit, …

Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine …

Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and …

Romans 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, …

1 Corinthians 3:21-23 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours…

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