Hos 3:2

3:2 bought. Christ similarly fulfilled this picture of love in action when He redeemed His saints from the slave market of sin.

shekels. The payment, roughly half in silver and half in produce, amounted to about thirty shekels and approximated the price of a slave in Ex. 21:32. The New Testament teaches that the actual cost of redemption was Christ’s blood (1 Pet. 1:18).