The beginning of the speaking of Jehovah by Hosea: And Jehovah said to▵ Hosea, Go, take for thee a wife of harlotries and children of harlotries; for the land committing··harlotry has committed··harlotry, departing from after Jehovah.
And she conceived yet again, and gave··birth··to a daughter. And He said to him, Call her name Lo-ruchamah*, for I will not again still have··compassion··on the house of Israel, that lifting I should lift it away for them.
2:1 But the number of the sons of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall be, that in the place where▵ it was said to them◦, You◦ are not My people, there it shall be said to them◦, You are the sons of the living God◦.
2:2 And the sons of Judah and the sons of Israel shall be brought··together as··one, and set themselves one head, and they shall come··up out··of the land; for great shall be the day of Jezreel.