1 1The word of Jehovah that came unto Hosea the son of Beeri, in the
days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days
of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.
2When Jehovah spake at the
first by Hosea, Jehovah said unto Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of
whoredom and children of whoredom; for the land doth commit great whoredom,
departing from Jehovah.
3So he went and took Gomer the daughter
of Diblaim; and she conceived, and bare him a son.
4And Jehovah said unto
him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the
blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause the kingdom of the
house of Israel to cease.
5And it shall come to pass at that day, that I
will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel.
6And she conceived
again, and bare a daughter. And Jehovah said unto him, Call her name
Lo-ruhamah; for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel, that I
should in any wise pardon them.
7But I will have mercy upon the house of
Judah, and will save them by Jehovah their God, and will not save them by
bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.
she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son.
Jehovah said, Call his name Lo-ammi; for ye are not my people, and I
will not be your God.
10Yet the number of the children of Israel
shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and
it shall come to pass that, in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are
not my people, it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the
11And the children of Judah and the children of Israel shall
be gathered together, and they shall appoint themselves one head, and shall
go up from the land; for great shall be the day of Jezreel.