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Hosea Marries Again

Then Yahweh said to me, “Go again, love a [a]woman who is loved by her companion and is an adulteress, even (A)as Yahweh loves the sons of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love raisin (B)cakes.” So I (C)bargained for her for myself for fifteen [b]shekels of silver and a [c]homer and a [d]half of barley. Then I said to her, “You shall (D)stay with me for many days. You shall not play the harlot, nor shall you have a [e]man; so I will also be toward you.” For the sons of Israel will remain for many days (E)without king or prince, (F)without sacrifice or sacred (G)pillar, and without (H)ephod or [f](I)household idols. Afterward the sons of Israel will (J)return and seek Yahweh their God and (K)David their king; and (L)they will come [g]in dread to Yahweh and to His goodness in the last days.


  1. Hosea 3:1 Gomer
  2. Hosea 3:2 A shekel was approx. 0.4 oz. or 11 gm
  3. Hosea 3:2 A homer was approx. 6.5 bu. or 230 l
  4. Hosea 3:2 Heb lethech
  5. Hosea 3:3 Or husband
  6. Hosea 3:4 Heb teraphim
  7. Hosea 3:5 Or trembling, cf. Is 19:16; Hos 11:10-11