When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, “(A)Go, take for yourself a wife [a]inclined to infidelity, and children of infidelity; for (B)the land commits flagrant infidelity, [b]abandoning the Lord.” So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and (C)bore him a son. And the Lord said to him, “Name him (D)Jezreel; for in just a little while (E)I will [c]punish the house of Jehu for the bloodshed of Jezreel, and (F)I will put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel. On that day I will (G)break the bow of Israel in the (H)Valley of Jezreel.”

Then she conceived again and gave birth to a daughter. And [d]the Lord said to him, “Name her [e]Lo-ruhamah, for I will no longer (I)take pity on the house of Israel, that I would ever forgive them. But I will take (J)pity on the house of Judah and (K)save them by the Lord their God, and will not save them by (L)bow, sword, battle, horses, or horsemen.”

When she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived and gave birth to a son. And [f]the Lord said, “Name him [g]Lo-ammi, because you are not My people, and I am not [h]your God.”

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 1:2 Lit of infidelity; or fornication
  2. Hosea 1:2 Lit away from
  3. Hosea 1:4 Lit visit the bloodshed of Jezreel on the house of Jehu
  4. Hosea 1:6 Lit He
  5. Hosea 1:6 I.e., not having obtained mercy
  6. Hosea 1:9 Lit He
  7. Hosea 1:9 I.e., not my people
  8. Hosea 1:9 Lit yours