Hosea 1



1 The word of Jehovah that was to Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.

2 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.

3 And he went and took Gomer, the daughter of Diblaim, who conceived and gave·​·birth·​·to a son for him.

4 And Jehovah said to him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a·​·little while, and I will visit on the house of Jehu the blood of Jezreel, and will cause the kingdom of the house of Israel to cease.

5 And it shall be in that day, that I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel.

6 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.

7 But I will have·​·compassion·​·on the house of Judah, and will save them by Jehovah their God, and I will not save them by bow, and by sword, and by battle, by horses, and by horsemen.

8 And she weaned Lo-ruchamah, and she conceived, and gave·​·birth·​·to a son.

9 And He said, Call his name Lo-ammi*; for you are not My people, and I will not be your God.

10 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.

11 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.

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