2 When the Lord first spoke to Hosea, he said this to him:
Go and marry a woman of promiscuity,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:
I will bring the bloodshed of Jezreeli
on the house of Jehuj
and put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel.
5 On that day I will break the bow of Israelk
in the Valley of Jezreel.l
Name her Lo-ruhamah,B
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,m
and I will deliver them by the Lord their God.n
I will not deliver them by bow, sword, or war,
or by horses and cavalry.o
Name him Lo-ammi,C
for you are not my people,
will be like the sand of the sea,q
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.r
will be gathered together.s
They will appoint for themselves a single rulert
and go up fromE the land.
For the day of Jezreelu will be great.
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