`Return, O faithless sons,' declares the LORD; `For I am a master to you, And I will take you one from a city and two from a family, And I will bring you to Zion.' (Jeremiah 3:14)

"She will pursue her lovers, but she will not overtake them; And she will seek them, but will not find them. Then she will say, `I will go back to my first husband, For it was better for me then than now!' (Hosea 2:7)

"For she does not know that it was I who gave her the grain, the new wine and the oil, And lavished on her silver and gold, Which they used for Baal. (Hosea 2:8)


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