Hosea’s Marriage and Children
2 When the Lord first spoke to Hosea, He said this to him:
and have children of promiscuity,
for the land is committing blatant acts of promiscuity
by abandoning the Lord.
3 So he went and married Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son. 4 Then the Lord said to him:
I will bring the bloodshed of Jezreel
on the house of Jehu
and put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel.
5 On that day I will break the bow of Israel
in the Valley of Jezreel.[a]
6 She conceived again and gave birth to a daughter, and the Lord said to him:
for I will no longer have compassion
on the house of Israel.
I will certainly take them away.
7 But I will have compassion on the house of Judah,
and I will deliver them by the Lord their God.
I will not deliver them by bow, sword, or war,
or by horses and cavalry.
8 After Gomer had weaned No Compassion, she conceived and gave birth to a son. 9 Then the Lord said:
for you are not My people,
and I will not be your God.[d]
10 [e]Yet the number of the Israelites
will be like the sand of the sea,
which cannot be measured or counted.
And in the place where they were told:
You are not My people,
they will be called: Sons of the living God.
11 And the Judeans and the Israelites
will be gathered together.
They will appoint for themselves a single ruler
and go up from[f] the land.
For the day of Jezreel will be great.
- Hosea 1:5 = God sows
- Hosea 1:6 Or Lo-ruhamah
- Hosea 1:9 Or Lo-ammi
- Hosea 1:9 Lit not be yours
- Hosea 1:10 Hs 2:1 in Hb
- Hosea 1:11 Or and flourish in; Hb obscure