Hosea 2:20
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.

Berean Study Bible
And I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will know the LORD.”

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

New King James 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.

NASB 1995
And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the LORD.

NASB 1977
And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the LORD.

Amplified Bible
“I will betroth you to Me in stability and in faithfulness. Then you will know (recognize, appreciate) the LORD [and respond with loving faithfulness].

Christian Standard Bible
I will take you to be my wife in faithfulness, and you will know the LORD.

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I shall betroth you to me in faithfulness and you shall know LORD JEHOVAH

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and I will betroth thee to myself in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
and faithfulness. Then you will truly know who I am.

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

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

Good News Translation
I will keep my promise and make you mine, and you will acknowledge me as LORD.

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And betrothed you to Me in faithfulness, "" And you have known YHWH.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Mercy to Israel
19So I will betroth you to Me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in loving devotion and compassion. 20And I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will know the LORD.” 21“On that day I will respond—” declares the LORD—“I will respond to the heavens, and they will respond to the earth.…

Cross References
Isaiah 62:4
No longer will you be called Forsaken, nor your land named Desolate; but you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the LORD will take delight in you, and your land will be His bride.

Jeremiah 31:33
"But this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD. I will put My law in their minds and inscribe it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they will be My people.

Jeremiah 31:34
No longer will each man teach his neighbor or his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' because they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquities and will remember their sins no more."

Jeremiah 32:41
Yes, I will rejoice in doing them good, and I will faithfully plant them in this land with all My heart and with all My soul.

Ezekiel 16:8
Then I passed by and saw you, and you were indeed old enough for love. So I spread My cloak over you and covered your nakedness. I pledged Myself to you, entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine, declares the Lord GOD.

Hosea 6:6
For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

Hosea 13:4
Yet I am the LORD your God ever since the land of Egypt; you know no God but 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 glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.

Jeremiah 24:7
And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.

Jeremiah 31:33,34
But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people…











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And I will betroth you
וְאֵרַשְׂתִּ֥יךְ (wə·’ê·raś·tîḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular | second person feminine singular
Strong's 781: To engage for, matrimony

in faithfulness,
בֶּאֱמוּנָ֑ה (be·’ĕ·mū·nāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 530: Firmness, steadfastness, fidelity

and you will know
וְיָדַ֖עַתְּ (wə·yā·ḏa·‘at)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

the LORD.”
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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