Hosea 1:9
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New International Version
Then the LORD said, "Call him Lo-Ammi (which means "not my people"), for you are not my people, and I am not your God.

New Living Translation
And the LORD said, "Name him Lo-ammi--'Not my people'--for Israel is not my people, and I am not their God.

English Standard Version
And the LORD said, “Call his name Not My People, for you are not my people, and I am not your God.”

New American Standard Bible
And the LORD said, "Name him Lo-ammi, for you are not My people and I am not your God."

King James Bible
Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD said: Name him Not My People, for you are not My people, and I will not be your God.

International Standard Version
so the LORD told Hosea, "Name him 'Lo-ammi,' because you are not my people, and I will not be your God.

NET Bible
Then the LORD said: "Name him 'Not My People' (Lo-Ammi), because you are not my people and I am not your God."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD said, "Name him Lo Ammi [Not My People]. You are no longer my people, and I am no longer your God.,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God.

King James 2000 Bible
Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for you are not my people, and I will not be your God.

American King James Version
Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for you are not my people, and I will not be your God.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah'said, Call his name Lo-ammi; for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God .

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said: Call his name, Not my people: for you are not my people, and I will not be yours.

Darby Bible Translation
and he said, Call his name Lo-ammi; for ye are not my people, and I will not be for you.

English Revised Version
And the LORD said, Call his name Lo-ammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said God, Call his name Lo-ammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God.

World English Bible
He said, "Call his name Lo-Ammi; for you are not my people, and I will not be yours.

Young's Literal Translation
and He saith, 'Call his name Lo-Ammi, for ye are not My people, and I am not for you;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:8-11 The rejection of Israel for a time, is signified by the name of another child: call him Lo-ammi, not my people. The Lord disowns all relation to them. We love him, because he first loved us; but our being cast out of covenant, is owing to ourselves and our folly. Mercy is remembered in the midst of wrath; the rejection, as it shall not be total, so it shall not be final. The same hand that wounded, is stretched forth to heal. Very precious promises are here given concerning the Israel of God, and they may be of use to us now. Some think that these promises will not have accomplishment in full, till the general conversion of the Jews in the latter days. Also this promise is applied to the gospel, and the bringing in both the Jews and Gentiles to it, by St. Paul, Ro 9:25,26, and by St. Peter, 1Pe 2:10. To believe in Christ, is to have him for our Head, and willingly to commit ourselves to his guidance and government. And let us pray for the coming of the glorious day, when there shall be one Lord through all the earth.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 9. - Then said God, Call his name Lo-ammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God. Here we have the climax of Israel's fate. The prophet's children, whether actual, visionary, or allegorical, symbolized step by step the sad gradation in Israel's fast-coming calamity. The name Jezreel, whether taken to mean their being scattered by God or their suffering the sorrowful consequences of their multiplied delinquencies, m either ease denotes the first blow dealt to them by Divine providence. Bat from that it was possible by repentance to recover; and, though dispersed, they were not beyond the reach of the Divine compassion, nor beyond the power of the Divine arm to collect and bring together again. But Lo-ruhammah, Unpitied, or Uncompassionated, imports another and a still heavier blow; and, though dispersed far and near, and though left in the places of their dispersion without pity and without compassion, still there might be a good time coming in the near or in the distant future, when a favorable change in their circumstances would be brought about so that they would be both collected together, or comforted and compassionated. The name Lo-ammi, however, puts an end to hope, implying as it does a total rejection and an entire renunciation of the people of Israel on the part of the Almighty. The national covenant is annulled; God has cast off his people, who are thus left hopeless as helpless, because of their sinful and ungrateful departure from the Source of all mercy and the Fountain of all blessing. The expression of this is very touching: "Ye" says God, now addressing them directly and personally, "are not - are no longer, my people; and I will not be yours." Such is the literal rendering of this now sad but once tender expression - tender, unspeakably tender, as long as applicable; sad, inexpressibly sad, now that its enjoyment is forever gone.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then said God, call his name Loammi,.... Which Aben Ezra interprets of the children of the ten tribes horn in captivity, who never returned; but it rather signifies the ten tribes themselves, who were carried captive and had this name given them for the reason following:

for ye are not my people; though he had chosen them to be his people above all people, and had distinguished them from others by various blessings and privileges; yet they did not behave as such to him; they did not serve, obey, and worship him, but the calves at Dan and Bethel; and therefore did not deserve the name of his people: hence he says,

and I will not be your or "yours" (a); that is, as we supply it, and so Aben Ezra, "your God"; will not behave toward you as such; will not take you under my care and protection, or continue you in your land, and in the enjoyment of the blessings of it; will not be your King, patron, and defender, but give you up into the hands of your enemies. This respects the captivity of the ten tribes by Shalmaneser, 2 Kings 17:6. The Targum is,

"for ye are not my people; because ye do not confirm the words of my law, my word shall not be your help.''

(a) "non ero vester", Pagninus; "nec ego sum futurus vester", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9. Lo-Ammi—once "My people," but henceforth not so (Eze 16:8). The intervals between the marriage and the successive births of the three children, imply that three successive generations are intended. Jezreel, the first child, represents the dynasty of Jeroboam I and his successors, ending with Jehu's shedding the blood of Jeroboam's line in Jezreel; it was there that Jezebel was slain, in vengeance for Naboth's blood shed in the same Jezreel (1Ki 16:1; 2Ki 9:21, 30). The scenes of Jezreel were to be enacted over again on Jehu's degenerate race. At Jezreel Assyria routed Israel [Jerome]. The child's name associates past sins, intermediate punishments, and final overthrow. Lo-ruhamah ("not pitied"), the second child, is a daughter, representing the effeminate period which followed the overthrow of the first dynasty, when Israel was at once abject and impious. Lo-Ammi ("not my people"), the third child, a son, represents the vigorous dynasty (2Ki 14:25) of Jeroboam II; but, as prosperity did not bring with it revived piety, they were still not God's people.

Hosea 1:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
Hosea's Wife and Children
8When she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived and gave birth to a son. 9And the LORD said, "Name him Lo-ammi, for you are not My people and I am not your God." 10Yet the number of the sons of Israel Will be like the sand of the sea, Which cannot be measured or numbered; And in the place Where it is said to them, "You are not My people," It will be said to them, "You are the sons of the living God."…
Cross References
Jeremiah 20:3
The next day, when Pashhur released him from the stocks, Jeremiah said to him, "The LORD's name for you is not Pashhur, but Terror on Every Side.

Hosea 1:8
After she had weaned Lo-Ruhamah, Gomer had another son.

Hosea 1:10
"Yet the Israelites will be like the sand on the seashore, which cannot be measured or counted. In the place where it was said to them, 'You are not my people,' they will be called 'children of the living God.'

Hosea 2:23
I will plant her for myself in the land; I will show my love to the one I called 'Not my loved one.' I will say to those called 'Not my people,' 'You are my people'; and they will say, 'You are my God.'"
Treasury of Scripture

Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for you are not my people, and I will not be your God.

Lo-ammi. that is, Not my people.

Jeremiah 15:1 Then said the LORD to me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, …

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