The introductory word
word of Jehovah which came to 2Hosea
the son of Beeri in the days of aUzziah
, and dHezekiah
, kings of Judah, and in the days of eJeroboam
the son of Joash the king of Israel.
A wife of harlotries
The prophet Hosea taking a wife of harlotries
At the beginning of Jehovah’s speaking to Hosea, Jehovah said to Hosea,
Go, take to yourself a 1wife
And children of harlotries,
For the land is entirely given over to aharlotry
, And thus departs
So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim. And she conceived and bore him a son.
And Jehovah said to him,
Call his name 1Jezreel
For yet a little while
And I will 2avenge
Upon the house of Jehu
And will bring an bend
to the kingdom of the house of Israel.
And in that day
I will break the abow
In the valley of Jezreel.
And she conceived again and bore a daughter. And He said to him,
Call her name 1Lo
For I will no longer have compassion
On the ahouse
That I should forgive them at all.
But on the ahouse
of Judah I will have compassion and will save them by Jehovah their God, and I will not save them by bow or by sword or by battle, by horses or by horsemen.
When she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived and bore a son.
And He said,
Call his name 1Lo
For you are anot
And I will not belong to you.
Promise of restoration
But the 1number
of the children of Israel will be like the 2asand
of the sea,
Which cannot be measured or numbered; bAnd
in the place where it will be said to them, You are not My people,
It will be said to them, You are
of the living God.
And the children of Judah and the children of Israel will be agathered
And they will appoint for themselves one head, and they will go up from the land,
For great will be the day of 1Jezreel