Hosea and his family are a sign unto Israel—In the day of gathering, Israel shall become the sons of the living God.
word of the Lord
that came unto Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of aUzziah
, Jotham, Ahaz, and
Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.
The beginning of the word of the Lord
by Hosea. And the Lord
said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a awife
of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great bwhoredom
from 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 I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of aJehu
, and will cause to bcease
the kingdom of the house of Israel.
And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will abreak
the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel.
¶ And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And God
said unto him, Call her name aLo
-ruhamah: for I will bno
more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them caway
But I will have amercy
upon the house of bJudah
, and will save them by the Lord
their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by chorses
, nor by horsemen.
¶ Now when she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son.
Then said God,
Call his name aLo
-ammi: for ye are
not my people, and I will not be your God.
¶ Yet the anumber
of the children of Israel shall be as the bsand
of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that
in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are
not my people, there
it shall be said unto them, Ye are
of the dliving
Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be agathered
together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be
the day of Jezreel.