New International Version
I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the LORD.
King James Bible
I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
and I will betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know Jehovah.
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.
Hosea 2:20 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In faithfulness - Thou shalt no more prostitute thyself to idols, but be faithful to him who calls himself thy husband.
Thou shalt know the Lord - There shall be no more infidelity on thy part nor divorce on mine; and thou shalt experience me to be the sole, present, and eternal good of thy immortal spirit: and when this conviction is fully rooted then there can be no more idolatry, for it shall be seen that an idol is nothing in the world.
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'I will give her ... the valley of Achor for a door of hope.'--HOSEA II. 15. The Prophet Hosea is remarkable for the frequent use which he makes of events in the former history of his people. Their past seems to him a mirror in which they may read their future. He believes that 'which is to be hath already been,' the great principles of the divine government living on through all the ages, and issuing in similar acts when the circumstances are similar. So he foretells that there will yet be once …
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"I Know, O Lord, that Thy Judgments are Right, and that Thou in Faithfulness Hast Afflicted Me. " -- Psalm 119:75.
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No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the LORD will take delight in you, and your land will be married.
"This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time," declares the LORD. "I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, '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 wickedness and will remember their sins no more."
I will rejoice in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all my heart and soul.
"'Later I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your naked body. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Sovereign LORD, and you became mine.
For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.
"But I have been the LORD your God ever since you came out of Egypt. You shall acknowledge no God but me, no Savior except me.
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