9 And the Lord said, n“Call his name Not My People,1 for oyou are not my people, and I am not your God.”2
Israel’s Unfaithfulness Punished
2 1 Say to your brothers, x“You are my people,”2 and to your sisters, y“You have received mercy.”3
23 and sI will sow her for myself in the land.
And tI uwill have mercy on No Mercy,1
and vI will say to Not My People,2 w‘You are my people’;
and he shall say, ‘You are my God.’”
25 As indeed he says in Hosea,
k“Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’
and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’”
10 gOnce you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.