Hosea 3



1 And Jehovah said to me, Go yet again*, love a woman, loved by her companion and committing·​·adultery, as the love of Jehovah for the sons of Israel, they who turn· their ·faces to other gods, and love flagons of wine from grapes.

2 And I procured her to me with fifteen pieces of silver, and a homer of barley, and a lethek* of barley;

3 and I said to her, Thou shalt dwell for me many days; thou shalt not commit·​·harlotry, and thou shalt not be for another man; and I will also be for thee.

4 For the sons of Israel shall dwell many days, without king, and without prince, and without sacrifice, and without statue, and without ephod or teraphim;

5 afterwards shall the sons of Israel return, and seek Jehovah their God, and David their king; and shall dread Jehovah and His goodness in the later days.

Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.