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And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, that thou shalt call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

2:16 Ishi. Ishi means “husband”; in that day, Israel will never again turn away from the true God.

2:16 Baali. Baali means “lord,” but in the sense of idol-worship. Baal was the name of the God of the Phoenicians, introduced into Israel by Queen Jezebel.

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