Israel Will Return to God

Then the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by a (A)lover[a] and is committing adultery, just like the love of the Lord for the children of Israel, who look to other gods and love the raisin cakes of the pagans.

So I bought her for myself for fifteen shekels of silver, and one and one-half homers of barley. And I said to her, “You shall (B)stay with me many days; you shall not play the harlot, nor shall you have a man—so, too, will I be toward you.”

For the children of Israel shall abide many days (C)without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, without (D)ephod or (E)teraphim. Afterward the children of Israel shall return and (F)seek the Lord their God and (G)David their king. They shall fear the Lord and His goodness in the (H)latter days.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 3:1 Lit. friend or husband

I will bring the one-third (A)through the fire,
Will (B)refine them as silver is refined,
And test them as gold is tested.
(C)They will call on My name,
And I will answer them.
(D)I will say, ‘This is My people’;
And each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’ ”

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24 “Seventy [a]weeks are determined
For your people and for your holy city,
To finish the transgression,
[b]To make an end of sins,
(A)To make reconciliation for iniquity,
(B)To bring in everlasting righteousness,
To seal up vision and prophecy,
(C)And to anoint [c]the Most Holy.

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 9:24 Lit. sevens, and so throughout the chapter
  2. Daniel 9:24 So with Qr., LXX, Syr., Vg.; Kt., Theodotion To seal up
  3. Daniel 9:24 The Most Holy Place