Hosea Redeems His Wife1And the Lord said to me, a“Go again, love a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love cakes of raisins.” 2So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver and a bhomer and a lethech ▼
▼A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams; a homer was about 6 bushels or 220 liters; a lethech was about 3 bushels or 110 litersof barley. 3And I said to her, “You must ddwell as mine for many days. You shall not play the whore, or belong to another man; so will I also be to you.” 4For the children of Israel eshall dwell many days fwithout king or prince, gwithout sacrifice or hpillar, without iephod or jhousehold gods. 5Afterward kthe children of Israel shall return and lseek the Lord their God, and mDavid their king nand they shall come in fear to the Lord and to his goodness in the olatter days.
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