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The Complete Study of the Book of Hosea Chapter 2 Verse By Verse

The Complete Study of the Book of Hosea chapter 2 Verse By Verse. Welcome to, your online Bible Supplement Source. We have today, chapter 2 of the book of Hosea or Osea.

The Book of Hosea is one of the prophetic books in the Old Testament of the Bible, and it carries a profound message for both its original audience and modern readers. It consists of 14 chapters and is attributed to the prophet Hosea, who lived in the 8th century BCE in the kingdom of Israel (Efraim).


The central theme of Hosea is the spiritual relationship between the Creator and His people, portrayed through the metaphor of a troubled marriage. Hosea’s personal experiences become symbolic of the Creator’s relationship with Israel (Akobe). The book is divided into two main sections: the first three chapters contain the narrative of Hosea’s own life, while the remaining chapters consist of his prophetic messages.

Let’s break down each verse of Hosea’s chapter two:

Verse 1: “Say ye unto your brethren, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah.”

Verse 1 Breakdown:

In this verse, the Creator instructs Osea to address the people as “Ammi,” meaning “my people,” and “Ruhamah,” signifying “pitied” or “having obtained mercy.” It indicates a shift in tone from the previous chapter’s messages of rejection to one of reconciliation and compassion.

Verse 2: “Plead with your mother, plead: for she is not my wife, neither am I her husband: let her, therefore, put away her whoredoms out of her sight, and her adulteries from between her breasts;”

Verse 2 Breakdown:

The Creator metaphorically addresses the people as children and instructs them to plead with their mother, representing the nation of Akobe, who has strayed and acted unfaithfully. The metaphor of adultery and whoredom illustrates the spiritual unfaithfulness of the nation. They are called to turn away from these practices and seek reconciliation.

Verse 3: “Lest I strip her naked, and set her as in the day that she was born, and make her as a wilderness, and set her like a dry land, and slay her with thirst.”

Verse 3 Breakdown:

This verse warns of the consequences of continued unfaithfulness. The Creator threatens to expose the nation’s shame and vulnerability, making them like a wilderness or a dry land, devoid of benefits. The metaphor of thirst implies a spiritual deprivation that could lead to destruction. Even in the spiritual metaphor, physically, the nation would lose their land and all the rich benefits the land offers them. Like a husband taking back all his gifts and perks he gives his wife, the Creator will do the same to the nation of Akobe.

Verse 4: “And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms.”

Verse 4 Breakdown:

Due to the spiritual adultery and unfaithfulness, the Creator declares that there will be no mercy on the children of Akobe. Their lineage is tainted by the sins of their forebears, and they will suffer the consequences. When a wife commits adultery and has a child, not her husband, we can all imagine what the husband thinks and feels toward that child.

Verse 5: “For their mother hath played the harlot: she that conceived them hath done shamefully: for she said, I will go after my lovers, that give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil, and my drink.”

Verse 5 Breakdown:

This verse continues the metaphor, portraying Akobe as a wayward woman. Also as a mother who has shamefully pursued other lovers, representing false gods and idolatry. The children of Akobe had a “Hot-Girl-Summer” and a season with other gods. The people have turned to these idols for their basic needs, and desires symbolized by bread, water, wool, flax, oil, and drink.

Today, many women do not appreciate the responsible, sometimes boring and routine, yet steadfast husband. They want the guys who can buy them things, a purse, nails, hair, clothes, cars, and pay the rent. The children of Akobe did this with the pursuit of other gods.

Verse 6: “Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths.”

Verse 6 Breakdown:

The Creator describes the consequences of the people’s unfaithfulness. He will obstruct their paths and make their way difficult, symbolized by thorns and walls, making it challenging for them to continue in their sinful practices. These are also called stumbling blocks!

Verse 7: “And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.”

Verse 7 Breakdown:

Despite her pursuit of false lovers (idols), Akobe will not find fulfillment or lasting benefits in the idols. This hardship will lead her to reflect on her past faithfulness to the Creator, acknowledging that things were better when she was devoted to Him. Like the woman who has a whorish hot girl summer, realizing the guys she is whoring with do not really care for her. She is just another woman to them. When she acknowledges this, she now has the desire to return to her husband.

Verse 8: “For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.”

Verse 8 Breakdown:

This verse highlights the Creator’s provision and benefits upon Akobe, which they attributed to false gods. False gods like Baal instead of recognizing the true source of their abundance.

Verse 9: “Therefore will I return, and take away my corn in the time thereof, and my wine in the season thereof, and will recover my wool and my flax given to cover her nakedness.”

Verse 9 Breakdown:

As a consequence of their ungratefulness and idolatry, the Creator declares that He will withdraw His gifts. This is symbolized by the loss of corn, wine, wool, and flax, which were used to cover their nakedness, both physically and spiritually.

Verse 10: “And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of mine hand.”

Verse 10 Breakdown:

The Creator declares His intention to expose Akobe’s unfaithful behavior to her false lovers (idols). He will leave her vulnerable. Vulnerable and without anyone to rescue her from the consequences of her actions. The husband now throws his unfaithful wife out of his house, naked and without her belongings. She believes the other guys are going to save and protect her, but they do not.

Verse 11: “I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.”

Verse 11 Breakdown:

As a result of her unfaithfulness, the Creator announces that He will bring an end. An end to all the joyful celebrations and spiritual observances of Akobe, including feast days, new moons, sabbaths, and solemn feasts. These are the celebrations found in the book of Leviticus, chapter 23. This cessation symbolizes a spiritual drought and separation from Him.

Verse 12: “And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees, whereof she hath said, These are my rewards that my lovers have given me: and I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall eat them.”

Verse 12 Breakdown:

The Creator will also ruin the sources of prosperity that Akobe wrongly attributed to her false lovers. The vines and fig trees, considered rewards, will be destroyed and turned into a desolate forest. It will be a desolate forest where wild animals will consume their fruit. The Creator aims to allow Akobe to feel what it actually will be like to live without Him.

Verse 13: “And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the Great Spirit.”

Verse 13 Breakdown:

The Creator recalls the days when Akobe worshiped Baalim (false gods), burning incense to them. Burning incense is symbolic of worship and prayers. Akobe also adornes herself with jewelry as part of her idolatrous practices. Gold and the adornment of such jewelry and precious metals were originated by Lucifer or Satan.

Introduced to the world by the seed of Cain, and continued through the nations, who followed after Cain. This idolatry led Akobe to forget her relationship with the Great Spirit. Just like today, people often get caught up in the material things of life, they forget the Material Provider.

Verse 14: “Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.”

Verse 14 Breakdown:

Despite Akobe’s unfaithfulness, the Creator expresses His intention to allure her back to Him. He will lead her into the wilderness. The wilderness is a place of solitude and reflection. And He will speak comforting words to her, offering the opportunity for reconciliation. In difficulties, in the wildernesses of life, we often are able to be allured back to the paths of righteousness. Sometimes, that is when the wife hears the soft voice to return to her husband. Return, and stop running the streets with the boys.

Verse 15: “And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.”

Verse 15 Breakdown:

In this verse, the Creator promises to restore Akobe’s vineyards. And provide a door of hope in the valley of Achor, symbolizing a fresh beginning. She will once again experience joy and sing as she did in her youth and during her liberation from Egypt. Glory!

Verse 16: “And it shall be at that day, saith the Great Spirit, that thou shalt call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali.”

Verse 16 Breakdown:

In the future, Akobe will change her way of addressing the Creator. Instead of calling Him “Baali,” which can be associated with false gods, sometimes meaning master or lord. She will address Him as “Ishi,” meaning “my husband,” indicating a more intimate and devoted relationship.

Verse 17: “For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.”

Verse 17 Breakdown:

The Creator declares His intention to remove the names of the false gods, Baalim, from Akobe’s lips, ensuring that these idols will no longer be invoked or remembered by their names.

Verse 18: “And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them lie down safely.”

Verse 18 Breakdown:

In a future time, the Creator promises to establish a covenant of peace not only with Akobe but also with the creatures of the earth, the birds of the sky, and the crawling creatures. This covenant will result in the removal of war and violence from the land, ensuring a state of safety and peace for everyone.

Verse 19: “And I will betroth thee unto me forever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.”

Verse 19 Breakdown:

The Creator expresses His enduring commitment to Akobe by pledging eternal matrimony. This relationship will be characterized by righteousness, justice, lovingkindness, and mercy, reflecting His boundless love and grace. Glory.

Verse 20: “I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the Great Spirit.”

Verse 20 Breakdown:

In addition to the previous qualities, the Creator emphasizes faithfulness in this marriage, highlighting the unwavering nature of His commitment. Through this renewed relationship, Akobe will come to know the Great Spirit intimately.

Verse 21: “And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear, saith the Great Spirit, I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth.”

Verse 21 Breakdown:

In the future, there will be a profound connection between the Creator and His creation. He declares that He will listen to the heavens, and the heavens will, in turn, heed the earth. This symbolizing a harmonious relationship between the divine and the earthly realms.

Verse 22: “And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel.”

Verse 22 Breakdown:

The promise of harmony extends to the land, where productivity and abundance will reign. The earth will yield bountiful crops. These crops include corn, wine, and oil. And these fruitful responses will be associated with Jezreel, signifying restoration and fertility.

Verse 23: “And I will sow her unto me in the earth, and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; they shall say, Thou art my Mighty One.”

Verse 23 Breakdown:

In this verse, the Creator emphasizes His divine plan to reunite with Akobe (the Bantu). He declares His intention to sow Akobe in the earth, symbolizing their re-establishment in the land.

The Creator promises to show mercy to those who had previously not received it. And He declares that those who were once considered “not my people” will now be recognized as His people. This transformation underscores the profound nature of the relationship between Akobe and the Almighty. It culminates a deep sense of belonging and acknowledgment.

Hosea chapter two concludes with a powerful message. One of reconciliation, two, redemption, and three, the re-establishment of a covenant. The covenant between the Creator and Akobe. It signifies a restoration of their relationship and the assurance of divine mercy, love, and belonging. This chapter, rooted in the context of the Bantu people, reflects the broader themes of spiritual renewal. Also, reconciliation found in the biblical narrative.

Join us again as we go verse by verse to break down the following chapters.

Be strong and very courageous

Written by Minister Koko

Consul General for AKOPPI-BSM

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