Hosea Chapter 1 |
1The word of the Lord that came to Hosea son of Beeri, in the reigns of Kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah of Judah, and in the reign of King Jeroboam son of Joash of Israel.
2When the Lord first spoke to Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, “Go, get yourself a wife of whoredom and children of whoredom; for the land will stray from following the Lord.” 3So he went and married Gomer daughter of Diblaim. She conceived and bore him a son, 4and the Lord instructed him, “Name him Jezreel; for, I will soon punish the House of Jehu for the bloody deeds at Jezreel and put an end to the monarchy of the House of Israel. 5In that day, I will break the bow of Israel in the Valley of Jezreel.”
6She conceived again and bore a daughter; and He said to him, “Name her Lo-ruhamah; for I will no longer accept the House of Israel or pardon them. ( 7But I will accept the House of Judah. And I will give them victory through the Lord their God; I will not give them victory with bow and sword and battle, by horses and riders.)”
8After weaning Lo-ruhamah, she conceived and bore a son. 9Then He said, “Name him Lo-ammi; for you are not My people, and I will not be your [God].”