Say to your brothers, "Ammi," and to your sisters, "Ruhamah."
"I will sow her for Myself in the land I will also have compassion on her who had not obtained compassion, And I will say to those who were not My people, 'You are My people!' And they will say, 'You are my God!'"
'Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;
"But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days," declares the LORD, "I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
"They shall be My people, and I will be their God;
that they may walk in My statutes and keep My ordinances and do them Then they will be My people, and I shall be their God.
"You will live in the land that I gave to your forefathers; so you will be My people, and I will be your God.
"My dwelling place also will be with them; and I will be their God, and they will be My people.
And the LORD said, "Name him Lo-ammi, for you are not My people and I am not your God."
"And I will bring the third part through the fire, Refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested They will call on My name, And I will answer them; I will say, 'They are My people,' And they will say, 'The LORD is my God.'"
For just as you once were disobedient to God, but now have been shown mercy because of their disobedience,
Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart,
even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief;
for you once were NOT A PEOPLE, but now you are THE PEOPLE OF GOD; you had NOT RECEIVED MERCY, but now you have RECEIVED MERCY.