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Chapter 2

[a]The number of the Israelites
    will be like the sand of the sea,
    which can be neither measured nor counted.(A)
Instead of being told,
    “You are Not-My-People,”
They will be called,
    “Children of the living God.”(B)

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  1. 2:1–3 These verses abruptly reverse the tone of the judgments of 1:2–9 with words of hope for the covenant people: the name Jezreel is given a positive interpretation in contrast to its negative meaning in 1:4; the child named “Not-Pitied” in 1:6 is renamed “Pitied” in 2:3; the child named “Not-My-People” is renamed “My People.” The reversal of these names occurs again in 2:25.

27 (A)And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel, “Though the number of the Israelites were like the sand of the sea, only a remnant will be saved; 28 for decisively and quickly will the Lord execute sentence upon the earth.”

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