Hosea 1Lexham English Bible (LEB)
God Commands Hosea to Start a Family
1 The word of Yahweh that came to Hosea son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, the kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.
2 At the beginning when Yahweh spoke through Hosea,
Yahweh said to Hosea,
“Go, take for yourself a wife and children of whoredom,
because the land commits great whoredom
3 So he went and took Gomer daughter of Diblaim,
and she conceived and bore him a son.
4 And Yahweh said to him,
“Name him Jezreel;
because in a little while I will punish the house of Jehu
for the blood of Jezreel,
and I will put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel.
5 On that day
I will break the bow of Israel
in the Valley of Jezreel.”
6 And she conceived again and bore a daughter, and he said to him,
“Name her Lo-ruhamah,
for I will no longer have pity
on the house of Israel
or forgive them.
7 But I will have pity on the house of Judah
and I will save them by Yahweh their God,
and will not deliver them
by bow, sword, war,
horses, or horsemen.
8 And when she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived and bore a son.
9 And he said, “Name him Lo-ammi,
for you are not my people
and I am not your God.
10 The number of the children of Israel
will be like the sand of the sea
that cannot be measured or counted;
and in the place where it is said to them,
“You are not my people,”
it will be said to them,
“Children of the living God.”
11 Then the children of Judah
and Israel will be gathered together,
and they will appoint for themselves
and they will take possession of the land,
for great is the day of Jezreel.