Hosea 3

Hosea’s Second Symbolic Marriage

Then the  Lord said to me, “Go again, love a
I.e. Gomer
woman who is loved by her
Lit companion
husband, yet an adulteress, even c as the  Lord loves the sons of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love raisin d cakes.”
So I e bought her for myself for fifteen shekels of silver and a homer and a
Heb lethech
half of barley.
Then I said to her, “You shall g stay with me for many days. You shall not play the harlot, nor shall you have a
Or husband
man; so I will also be toward you.”
For the sons of Israel will remain for many days i without king or prince j without sacrifice or sacred k pillar and without l ephod or
Heb teraphim
n household idols.
Afterward the sons of Israel will o return and seek the  Lord their God and p David their king; and q they will come trembling to the  Lord and to His goodness in the last days.
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