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Friday, January 27, 2017

Hosea 2:14-16 God's Mercy to Israel



Hosea 2:14-16
God's Mercy to Israel

14 "Therefore, behold, I will allure her, Bring her into the wilderness And speak kindly to her. 


16 "It will come about in that day," declares the LORD, "That you will call Me Ishi [Ishi, an address of affection.] And will no longer call Me Baali.… [ba'-a-li ba`ali, ("my master"):


* Baali, a common name for all heathen gods, had in common practice been used also of Yahweh. Hosea (Hosea 2:16,17) demands that Yahweh be no longer called Ba`ali ("my Baal" = "my lord") but 'Ishi ("my husband"), and we find that later the Israelites abandoned the use of Ba`al for Yahweh.

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