-Promise to gather and return
God made a marriage covenant with Israel and will continue to plead with His unfaithful wife to return to Him until the day when “all Israel is saved.”
“Return, O backsliding children,” says the Lord; “for I am married to you. I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I will bring you to Zion. And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.