Hosea 1 ©

The time when Hosea prophesied, v. 1. At God’s command he typifies or represents Israel’s spiritual whoredom and God’s judgments by marrying Gomer, 2. And by her he begets Jezreel, 4. Loruhamah, 6. And Loammi, 8. Nevertheless God promises a glorious restoration of His church by the Messiah, out of Jews and Gentiles, 10.


THE word of the LORD that came unto 1Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, 2kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.


The beginning 3of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of 4whoredoms and 5children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed 6great whoredom, departing 7from the LORD.


So he 8went and took 9Gomer the daughter of 10Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son.


And the LORD said unto 11him, Call his name 12Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will 13avenge the 14blood of Jezreel upon the house of 15Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel.


And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the 16bow of Israel in the 17valley of Jezreel.


¶And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And 18God said unto him, Call her name 19Lo-ruhamah: for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will 20utterly take them away.


But I will have mercy upon the house of 21Judah, and will save them by the 22LORD their God, and will not save them by 23bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.


¶Now when she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son.


Then said 24God, Call his name Lo-ammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be 25your God.


¶Yet the number of the 26children of Israel shall be as the sanda of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; andb it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.


27Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gatheredc together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the 28land: 29for great shall be the day of Jezreel.