V. Outline

V. Outline

  1. Introduction (1:1-3:5)
    1. Gomer's Adultery (1:1-2:1)
    2. Israel's Adultery (2:2-23)
    3. Hosea Buys Gomer Back (3:1-5)
  2. Israel's Sins and God's Love (4:1-14:9)
    1. Charges Against the Leaders (4:1-6:3)
      1. Lack of the knowledge of God (4:1-5:15)
      2. A call to know the Lord (6:1-3)
    2. Israel's Rebellions (6:4-11:11)
      1. They do not turn to God (6:4-7:16)
      2. They have rejected the good (8:1-9:9)
      3. They have planted wickedness (9:10-11:7)
      4. God cannot let them go (11:8-11)
    3. Forgotten Lessons From the Past (11:12-14:9)
      1. Return to the desert (11:12-13:16)
      2. The fruits of repentance (14:1-9)