2 When the Lord first spoke to Hosea, He said this to him:
Go and marry a promiscuous wife f
and have children of promiscuity,
for the land is committing blatant acts of promiscuity
by abandoning the Lord.
3 So he went and married Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son. g 4 Then the Lord said to him:
Name him Jezreel, h for in a little while
I will bring the bloodshed of Jezreel i
on the house of Jehu j
and put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel.
5 On that day I will break the bow of Israel k
Name her No Compassion, n
for I will no longer have compassion
on the house of Israel.
I will certainly take them away.
7 But I will have compassion on the house of Judah, o
and I will deliver them by the Lord their God. p
I will not deliver them by bow, sword, or war,
or by horses and cavalry. q
Name him Not My People, r
for you are not My people,
10 u Yet the number of the Israelites
will be like the sand of the sea, v
which cannot be measured or counted.
And in the place where they were told:
You are not My people,
they will be called: Sons of the living God. w
will be gathered together. x
They will appoint for themselves a single ruler y
and go up from z the land.
For the day of Jezreel a will be great.
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