Hosea 2:21
וְאֵרַשְׂתִּיךְ לִי לְעוֹלָם וְאֵרַשְׂתִּיךְ לִי בְּצֶדֶק וּבְמִשְׁפָּט וּבְחֶסֶד וּבְרַחֲמִים:
And I will espouse you forever: I will espouse you with righteousness and justice, and with goodness and mercy. [JPS translation]

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. Why does God add these 4 attributes to God's commitment to the Jewish people?

2. Is this a commitment that we can make to other individuals? Communities? Which would you choose?

Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)