It's good news today, which is a nice change of pace!
16. Therefore, look: I myself will seduce her
And cause her to go into the wilderness
And I will speak to her heart.
17. And I will give her vineyards to her from there,
And the Valley of Achor for a door of hope
And she will answer [there] as in the days of her youth
As in the day she came up from the land of Egypt.
So far, in this long oracle, we've had lots of accusations (She said, "I will go after my lovers;" As for me, she forgot me) and dire consequences (I will strip her naked; I will take away her grain...and her new wine) for unfaithful Israel. We've also had the word "therefore" twice in this prophetic speech, which is a little odd. Usually, we'd only have one, but Hosea doesn't seem to be able to draw things to a close. Instead, we now have a third "therefore." It is to prove the final one in this oracle, as well.