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3 Then the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by a alover 1and is committing adultery, just like the love of the Lord for the children of Israel, who look to other gods and love the raisin cakes of the pagans.”
2 So I bought her for myself for fifteen shekels of silver, and one and one-half homers of barley. 3 And I said to her, “You shall bstay with me many days; you shall not play the harlot, nor shall you have a man—so, too, will I be toward you.”
4 For the children of Israel shall abide many days cwithout king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, without dephod or eteraphim. 5 Afterward the children of Israel shall return and fseek the Lord their God and gDavid their king. They shall fear the Lord and His goodness in the hlatter days.
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