Hosea 1 ©
The times in which Hosea prophesied. To shew the idolatrous whoredoms of the land, he marrieth a wife of whoredom, and hath by her Jezreel, Lo-ruhamah, and Lo-ammi. The restoration of Judah and Israel under one head.
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.
So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son.
¶Now when she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son.
Then said God, Call his name 5Lo-ammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God.
¶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.
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.