3 Then the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a [a]woman who is loved by her[b]husband, yet an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the sons of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes.”2 So I bought her for myself for fifteen shekels of silver and a homer and a [c]half of barley.3 Then I said to her, “You shall stay with me for many days. You shall not play the harlot, nor shall you have a [d]man; so I will also be toward you.”4 For the sons of Israel will remain for many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacredpillar and without ephod or [e]household idols.5 Afterward the sons of Israel will return and seek the Lord their God and David their king; and they will come trembling to the Lord and to His goodness in the last days.
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