Hosea 1

Hosea’s Wife and Children

1The word of the  Lord which came to a  Hosea the son of Beeri, during the days of b  Uzziah c  Jotham d  Ahaz and e  Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and during the days of f  Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.

2When the  Lord first spoke through Hosea, the  Lord said to Hosea, g  Go, take to yourself a wife of harlotry and have children of harlotry; for h  the land commits flagrant harlotry,
Lit from not following after
forsaking the  Lord.”
3So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and j  bore him a son. 4And the  Lord said to him, “Name him k  Jezreel; for yet a little while, and l  I will
Lit visit the bloodshed of Jezreel on the house of Jehu
punish the house of Jehu for the bloodshed of Jezreel, and n  I will put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel.
5On that day I will o  break the bow of Israel in the p  valley of Jezreel.”

6Then she conceived again and gave birth to a daughter. And
Lit He
the  Lord said to him, “Name her
I.e. she has not obtained compassion
Lo-ruhamah, for I will no longer s  have compassion on the house of Israel, that I would ever forgive them.
7But I will have t  compassion on the house of Judah and u  deliver them by the  Lord their God, and will not deliver them by v  bow, sword, battle, horses or horsemen.”

8When she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived and gave birth to a son. 9And
Lit He
the  Lord said, “Name him
I.e. not my people
Lo-ammi, for you are not My people and I am not
Lit yours
your God.”
Ch 2:1 in Heb
Yet the number of the sons of Israel
Will be like the aa  sand of the sea,
Which cannot be measured or numbered;
And ab  in the place
Where it is said to them,
“You are ac  not My people,”
It will be said to them,
You are the ad  sons of the living God.”
11And the ae  sons of Judah and the sons of Israel will be af  gathered together,
And they will appoint for themselves ag  one leader,
And they will go up from the land,
For great will be the day of Jezreel.

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