Hosea

Hosea 1 ©

1The times in which Hosea prophesied. 2To shew the idolatrous whoredoms of the land, he marrieth a wife of whoredom, and hath by her Jezreel, 6Lo-ruhamah, 8and Lo-ammi. 10The restoration of Judah and Israel under one head.

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

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cThe beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, dtake unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land ehath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD.

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

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And the LORD said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will 1avenge the fblood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and gwill cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel.

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

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¶And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And God said unto him, Call her name 2Lo-ruhamah: for I will 3no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; 4but I will iutterly take them away.

i 2Ki. 15.29; 17.6,23. ch. 9.15-17.
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But jI will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them kby the LORD their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.

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

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Then said God, Call his name 5Lo-ammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God.

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lYet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; mand it shall come to pass, that 6in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are nthe sons of othe living God.

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pThen shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: qfor great shall be the day of rJezreel.

q Ps. 110.3. Is. 60.22; 11.12; 53.10-12. Ps. 22.27-30.
r v.4.