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Hosea 1:1–3:5

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*The word of the Lord that came unto Hosea, the son of Beeri, ain the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of bJeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel. *The beginning of the word of the Lord by Hosea. And the Lord said to Hosea, cGo, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and dchildren of whoredoms: for ethe land hath committed great whoredom, departing ffrom the Lord. So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son. And the Lord said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and gI will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and hwill cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel. And it shall come to pass at that day, that iI will break the bow of Israel in kthe valley of Jezreel. And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And lGod said unto him, Call her name ||Lo-ruhamah: for mI will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; ||but I will utterly take them away. But nI will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the Lord their God, and owill not save them by bow, nor by sword, onor by battle, opby horses, nor by horsemen. Now when she had qweaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son. Then said lGod, Call his name ||Lo-ammi: rfor ye are not my people, and I will not be your God. 10 Yet sthe number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; tand it shall come to pass, uthat ||in the place where it was said unto them, rYe are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are vthe sons of wthe living God. 11 xThen shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and xappoint themselves yone head, and zthey shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of aJezreel.

2 aSay ye unto your brethren, ||Ammi;

And to your sisters, ||Ru-hamah.

Plead with your mother, plead:

For bshe is not my wife, neither am I her husband:

Let her therefore put away cher whoredoms out of her sight,

And her adulteries dfrom between her breasts;

Lest eI strip her naked, and set her as fin the day that she was born,

And make her gas a wilderness, and set her glike a dry land,

And slay her ghwith thirst.

And iI will not have mercy upon her children;

For they be the kchildren of whoredoms.

For their mother lhath played the harlot:

mShe that conceived them hath done shamefully:

For she said, nI will go after my lovers,

oThat give me my bread and my water,

pMy wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink.

Therefore, behold, qI will rhedge up thy way with thorns,

And smake a wall, that she shall not find her paths.

And she shall follow after nher lovers, but she shall not overtake them;

And she shall seek them, but shall not find them:

Then shall she say, tI will go and return to my ufirst husband;

tFor then was it better with me than now.

For vshe did not know wthat I gave her xcorn, and xwine, and xoil,

And multiplied her silver and gold,

||Which they prepared for Baal.

Therefore will I return, and ytake away my corn in the time thereof,

And my wine in the season thereof,

And will ||recover zmy wool and my flax given to cover her nakedness.

10  And now awill I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers,

And none shall deliver her out of mine hand.

11  bI will also cause all her mirth to cease,

cHer eefeast days, deher new moons, and dher sabbaths, and all her eesolemn feasts.

12  And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees,

Whereof she hath said, fThese are my rewards that fmy lovers have given me:

And gI will make them a forest,

And the beasts of the field shall eat them.

13  And hI will visit upon her ithe days of Baalim, wherein ishe burned incense to them,

And jshe decked herself with jjher earrings and jjher jewels,

And fshe went after her lovers, and kforgat me, saith the Lord.

14  Therefore, behold, I will allure her,

And lbring her into the wilderness,

And speak ||comfortably unto her.

15  And I will give her mher vineyards nfrom thence,

And othe valley of Achor for a door of hope:

And she shall psing there, as qin the days of her youth,

And ras in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.

16  And it shall be sat that day, saith the Lord, that thou shalt call me ||Ishi;

And shalt call me no more ||tBaali.

17  For uI will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth,

And uthey shall no more be remembered by their name.

18  And sin that day vwill I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field,

And with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground:

And wI will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth,

And will make them to lie down xsafely.

19  And I will betroth thee unto me for ever;

Yea, yI will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment,

And in lovingkindness, and in mercies.

20  yI will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness:

And zthou shalt know the Lord.

21  And it shall come to pass sin that day,

aI will hear, saith the Lord, I will hear the heavens,

And they shall hear the earth;

22  And the earth shall hear bthe corn, and bthe wine, and bthe oil;

And they shall hear cJezreel.

23  And dI will sow her unto me in the earth;

And eI fwill have mercy upon eher that had not obtained mercy;

And gI will say to them which were not my people, hThou art my people;

And they shall say, Thou art my God.

3 Then said the Lord unto me, aGo yet, love a woman beloved of her bfriend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the Lord toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love cflagons of wine. So I dbought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for ean homer of barley, and an half homer of barley: And I said unto her, Thou shalt fabide for me many days; thou shalt not play the harlot, and thou shalt not be for another man: so will I also be for thee. For the children of Israel shall abide many days gwithout a king, and without a prince, and ggwithout a sacrifice, and without han image, and without an ijephod, and without jkteraphim: kkAfterward shall the children of Israel return, and lseek the Lord their God, and mDavid their king; and nshall fear the Lord and ohis goodness pin the latter days.

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c

So ch. 3:1.

d

ch. 2:4.

e

ch. 2:5. See Ezek. 16:15.

f
g

Heb. visit. So Jer. 9:25 and the places there cited.

h
i

2 Kin. 15:29. Comp. ch. 10:14.

k
l

ver. 9. Comp. ver. 4.

||

That is, Not having obtained mercy. ch. 2:1, 23. So ver. 10. Rom. 9:25. 1 Pet. 2:10.

m

2 Kin. 17:6, 23. So ch. 2:4.

Heb. I will not add any more to.

||

Or, that I should altogether pardon them. Is. 2:9 (Heb.). So Gen. 18:24, 26 (Heb.). Ex. 23:21. Jos. 24:19 (Heb.).

n
o

So ch. 2:18. Zech. 4:6 & 9:10. See 1 Sam. 17:47.

o

So ch. 2:18. Zech. 4:6 & 9:10. See 1 Sam. 17:47.

o

So ch. 2:18. Zech. 4:6 & 9:10. See 1 Sam. 17:47.

p

See Ps. 33:17. So ch. 14:3. Mic. 5:10.

q
l

ver. 9. Comp. ver. 4.

||

That is, Not my people. Dan. 9:26 [marg.]. Comp. ch. 2:1.

r

See ch. 2:23.

s
t

Cited Rom. 9:26.

u
||

Or, instead of that.

r

See ch. 2:23.

v

See Deut. 14:1. Comp. 2 Cor. 6:18.

w
x
x
y

See ch. 3:5.

z
a

ver. 4.

a

Comp. Rom. 11:30, 31.

||

That is, My people. Comp. ch. 1:9. ver. 23.

||

That is, Having obtained mercy. Comp. ver. 23. See ch. 1:6.

b

Comp. Isai. 50:1.

c
d
e
f
g

Ezek. 19:13. Comp. ver. 9.

g

Ezek. 19:13. Comp. ver. 9.

g

Ezek. 19:13. Comp. ver. 9.

h
i

So ch. 1:6.

k

ch. 1:2. So John 8:41.

l

See ch. 1:2. So Mic. 1:7.

m
n

ver. 12, 13. So ver. 7, 10. Jer. 2:25. See Lam. 1:2.

o

Comp. Jer. 44:17. ver. 8, 12. ch. 9:1.

p

ver. 9.

Heb. drinks.

q
r

See Job 10:11 marg.

Heb. wall a wall. See Ezek. 13:5.

s
n

ver. 12, 13. So ver. 7, 10. Jer. 2:25. See Lam. 1:2.

t

Comp. Luke 15:17, 18.

u

So Isai. 54:5. Ezek. 16:8. Comp. ver. 19, 20.

t

Comp. Luke 15:17, 18.

v

Isai. 1:3. Comp. ver. 20.

w

So Ezek. 16:17–19. & 23:41. Comp. ver. 5.

x

Heb. x new wine. Ps. 4:7 (Heb.). Prov. 3:10. Isai. 24:7. & 62:8 (Heb.). & 65:8. ver. 9, 22 (Heb.). ch. 4:11. & 7:14 (Heb.). & 9:2. Mic. 6:15 (Heb.). Zech. 9:17. Not Joel 1:5.

x
x
||

Or, wherewith they made Baal. Comp. ch. 8:4. & 13:2.

y

ver. 3. So ch. 9:2. Comp. ver. 22.

||

Or, take away. Gen. 31:9, 16.

z

ver. 5.

a

Heb. folly, or, villany.

b
c
ee

ch. 9:5 (Heb.).

d
e

ch. 5:7 (Heb.). See Num. 28:11.

d
ee

ch. 9:5 (Heb.).

Heb. make desolate. Ezek. 30:14.

f

See ver. 5.

f

See ver. 5.

g

So Ps. 80:13. Comp. Isai. 5:5.

h

See ch. 4:9.

i

See ch. 11:2.

i

See ch. 11:2.

j
jj

Pr. 25:12 (Heb.). So Cant. 7:1. See Gen. 24:22.

jj

Pr. 25:12 (Heb.). So Cant. 7:1. See Gen. 24:22.

f

See ver. 5.

k
l

Comp. Ezek. 20:35.

||

Or, friendly.

Heb. to her heart. See Isai. 40:2.

m

So ver. 9, 12. See Ps. 80:8.

n

See Ps. 14:5.

o
p

See Num. 21:17 marg.

q
r
s

ver. 18, 21 (Heb.). See Isai. 2:11.

||

That is, My husband. ver. 2, 7.

||

That is, My lord. Is. 54:5 (Heb.).

t

Comp. ver. 13, 17.

u
u
s

ver. 18, 21 (Heb.). See Isai. 2:11.

v
w

Ps. 46:9. Comp. Isai. 2:4. Ezek. 39:9, 10. See ch. 1:7.

x
y

See Jer. 3:14. Comp. ver. 7, 16. 2 Cor. 11:2.

y

See Jer. 3:14. Comp. ver. 7, 16. 2 Cor. 11:2.

z

Jer. 31:34. John 17:3. Comp. ver. 8. ch. 6:6.

s

ver. 18, 21 (Heb.). See Isai. 2:11.

a

Comp. Zech. 8:12.

b

See ver. 8. Comp. ver. 9 with Ps. 67:6. & 85:12.

b

See ver. 8. Comp. ver. 9 with Ps. 67:6. & 85:12.

b

See ver. 8. Comp. ver. 9 with Ps. 67:6. & 85:12.

c

ch. 1:4.

d
e

Cited Rom. 9:25, (26).

f

ch. 1:6, 7. So ver. 1.

e

Cited Rom. 9:25, (26).

g

ch. 1:9, 10. So 1 Pet. 2:10. See Luke 24:47.

h

ver. 1. Zech. 13:9. See Jer. 31:33.

a

So ch. 1:2, 3.

b

Jer. 3:20 marg. Comp. Jer. 3:1.

c

See Cant. 2:5. Or comp. Jer. 7:18. & 44:19.

Heb. of grapes. Gen. 40:10. & 49:11.

d
e

Heb. lethech.

f

ver. 4. Dt. 21:13 (Heb.).

g

ch. 10:3.

gg

Comp. ch. 9:4.

Heb. a standing, or, statue, [or, pillar. Isai. 19:19].

h
i
j
j
k

See Gen. 31:19 marg.

kk

So ch. 11:10.

l
m

See Jer. 23:5. & 30:9. Comp. ch. 1:11. Mic. 2:13.

n

See Mic. 7:17.

o

Jer. 31:12. ch. 10:11 (Heb.).

p