Then said God,
Call his name Loammi: for you are not my people, and I will not be your God.
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George Leo Haydock
Not my people. Lohammi. (Challoner)
The kingdom of Israel seemed to be quite cast off; and in captivity it was hardly distinguished from other nations. Juda was preserved longer, and at all times was under the divine protection. Ezechiel, Daniel, comforted the people in the worst of their afflictions. (Calmet)
“For he proclaims peace to his people, and to his faithful ones, and to those who turn to him from their hearts.” I note here a threefold classification: his people, his loyal servants, and those who come back to him in hope. He proclaims peace to his people, not to the Jews of whom in Hosea he says, “You are not my people.” Homilies on the Psalms, Alternate Series
For this reason, our God spoke elsewhere about the Hebrew people to the prophet, saying, “Call his name Not Beloved,” and again to the Jews, “You are not my people, and I am not your God.” But he himself showed clearly elsewhere why he said this about them, for he said, “They have forsaken the Lord, the vein of living waters,” and again, “For they have cast away the word of the Lord, and there is no wisdom in them.”