“She said, ‘I will go after my lovers, who give me my food and water,
my wool and my linen, my oil and my drink…’
She will chase after her lovers but not catch them;
she will look for them but not find them…
She has not acknowledged that I was the one
who gave her the grain, the new wine and oil,
who lavished on her the silver and the gold …
Therefore I am going to allure her;
I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her.
There I will give her back her vineyards,
and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope.
There she will sing as in the days of her youth…”
Hosea 2: 5-15