Hosea Marries a Harlot1 The word of the lord which came to Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, and Jotham, and Ahaz, and Hezekiah kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam son of Joash king of Israel. 2 The beginning of the word of the lord by Hosea. And [3said 1the 2 lord] to Hosea, Proceed, take to yourself a wife of harlotry, and children of harlotry! because by fornicating [3shall fornicate 1the 2land] away from going after the lord. 3 And he went and took Gomer daughter of Diblaim; and she conceived, and bore to him a son. 4 And [3said 1the 2 lord] to him, Call his name Jezreel! because yet a little and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel on the house of Judah, and I will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel. 5 And it will be in that day I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel. 6 And she conceived again, and she bore a daughter. And he said to him, Call the name of her, Not Being Shown Mercy! for in no way shall I proceed still to show mercy on the house of Israel; but by resisting I will resist them. 7 But the sons of Judah I will show mercy on, and I will deliver them by the lord their God, and I will not deliver them by bow, nor by broadsword, nor by battle, nor by horses, nor by horsemen. 8 And she weaned Not Being Shown Mercy. And she conceived and bore a son. 9 And he said, Call his name, Not My People! because you are not my people, and I am not of you. 10 And shall be the number of the sons of Israel as the sand of the sea in which shall not be measured out nor shall be counted out. And it will be in the place of which it was said to them, [2not 3my people 1You are]; they shall be called, Sons of the living God. 11 And shall be gathered the sons of Judah, and the sons of Israel together. And they shall appoint to themselves [2sovereign 1one]. And they shall ascend from out of the land. For great is the day of Jezreel.
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