Faithlife Verse of the Day Hosea 2:19 w/notes


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Hosea 2:19 NET w/notes

2:19 I will commit myself to you65 forever;

I will commit myself to you in66 righteousness and justice,

in steadfast love and tender compassion.

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65tn Heb “I will betroth you to me” (so NIV) here and in the following lines. Cf. NRSV “I will take you for my wife forever.”
66tn The preposition בְּ (bet), which is repeated throughout 2:19–20 [21–22], denotes price paid (BDB 90 s.v. בְּ III.3; e.g., Ezek 3:14). The text contains an allusion to the payment of bridal gifts. The Lord will impute the moral character to Israel that will be necessary for a successful covenant relationship (contra 4:1).

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