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Hosea 3:1–3

Hosea Redeems His Wife

And the Lord said to me, x“Go again, love a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love cakes of raisins.” So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver and a yhomer and a lethech1 of barley. And I said to her, “You must zdwell as mine for many days. You shall not play the whore, or belong to another man; so will I also be to you.”

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A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams; a homer was about 6 bushels or 220 liters; a lethech was about 3 bushels or 110 liters

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