Hosea 3:1
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New International Version
The LORD said to me, "Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another man and is an adulteress. Love her as the LORD loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes."

New Living Translation
Then the LORD said to me, "Go and love your wife again, even though she commits adultery with another lover. This will illustrate that the LORD still loves Israel, even though the people have turned to other gods and love to worship them."

English Standard Version
And the LORD said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, even as the LORD loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love cakes of raisins.”

New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD said to me, "Go again, love a woman who is loved by her husband, yet an adulteress, even as the LORD loves the sons of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes."

King James Bible
Then said the LORD unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD said to me, "Go again; show love to a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, just as the LORD loves the Israelites though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes."

International Standard Version
Then the LORD told me: "Go love your wife again, even though she is being loved by another and is committing adultery. Love her the same way the LORD loves the people of Israel, even though they look to other gods and love raisin cakes."

NET Bible
The LORD said to me, "Go, show love to your wife again, even though she loves another man and continually commits adultery. Likewise, the LORD loves the Israelites although they turn to other gods and love to offer raisin cakes to idols."

New Heart English Bible
The LORD said to me, "Go again, love a woman who loves another, and is an adulteress, even as the LORD loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods, and love cakes of raisins."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the LORD told me, "Love your wife again, even though she is loved by others and has committed adultery. Love her as I, the LORD, love the Israelites, even though they have turned to other gods and love to eat raisin cakes."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD said unto me: 'Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend and an adulteress, even as the LORD loveth the children of Israel, though they turn unto other gods, and love cakes of raisins.

New American Standard 1977
Then the LORD said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by her husband, yet an adulteress, even as the LORD loves the sons of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the LORD said unto me again, Go, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD toward the sons of Israel, who look to other gods and love flagons of wine.

King James 2000 Bible
Then said the LORD unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her lover, and an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love cakes of raisins.

American King James Version
Then said the LORD to me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah said unto me, Go again, love a woman beloved of her friend, and an adulteress, even as Jehovah loveth the children of Israel, though they turn unto other gods, and love cakes of raisins.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said to me: Go yet again, and love a woman beloved of her friend, and an adulteress : as the Lord loveth the children of Israel, and they look to strange gods, and love the husks of the grapes.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said unto me, Go again, love a woman beloved of a friend, and an adulteress, according to the love of Jehovah for the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods, and love raisin-cakes.

English Revised Version
And the LORD said unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend and an adulteress, even as the LORD loveth the children of Israel, though they turn unto other gods, and love cakes of raisins.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said the LORD to me, Go yet, love a woman beloved by her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD towards the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine.

World English Bible
Yahweh said to me, "Go again, love a woman loved by another, and an adulteress, even as Yahweh loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods, and love cakes of raisins."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto me: 'Again, go, love a woman, loved of a friend, and an adulteress, like the loved of Jehovah, the sons of Israel, and they are turning unto other gods, and are lovers of grape-cakes.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-3 The dislike of men to true religion is because they love objects and forms, which allow them to indulge, instead of mortifying their lusts. How wonderful that a holy God should have good-will to those whose carnal mind is enmity against Him! Here is represented God's gracious dealings with the fallen race of mankind, that had gone from him. This is the covenant of grace he is willing to enter into with them, they must be to him a people, and he will be to them a God. They must accept the punishment of their sin, and must not return to folly. And it is a certain sign that our afflictions are means of good to us, when we are kept from being overcome by the temptations of an afflicted state.
Study Bible
Hosea Redeems his Wife
1Then the LORD said to me, "Go again, love a woman who is loved by her husband, yet an adulteress, even as the LORD loves the sons of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes." 2So I bought her for myself for fifteen shekels of silver and a homer and a half of barley.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 6:19
Further, he distributed to all the people, to all the multitude of Israel, both to men and women, a cake of bread and one of dates and one of raisins to each one. Then all the people departed each to his house.

1 Chronicles 16:3
He distributed to everyone of Israel, both man and woman, to everyone a loaf of bread and a portion of meat and a raisin cake.

Song of Solomon 2:5
"Sustain me with raisin cakes, Refresh me with apples, Because I am lovesick.

Jeremiah 3:20
"Surely, as a woman treacherously departs from her lover, So you have dealt treacherously with Me, O house of Israel," declares the LORD.

Hosea 1:2
When the LORD first spoke through Hosea, the LORD said to Hosea, "Go, take to yourself a wife of harlotry and have children of harlotry; for the land commits flagrant harlotry, forsaking the LORD."

Hosea 2:5
"For their mother has played the harlot; She who conceived them has acted shamefully. For she said, 'I will go after my lovers, Who give me my bread and my water, My wool and my flax, my oil and my drink.'
Treasury of Scripture

Then said the LORD to me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine.

Go yet.

Hosea 1:2,3 The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said …

friend.

Jeremiah 3:1,20 They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become …

Matthew 26:50 And Jesus said to him, Friend, why are you come? Then came they, …

according.

Hosea 11:8 How shall I give you up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver you, Israel? …

Deuteronomy 7:6,7 For you are an holy people to the LORD your God: the LORD your God …

Judges 10:16 And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the …

2 Kings 13:23 And the LORD was gracious to them, and had compassion on them, and …

Nehemiah 9:18,19,31 Yes, when they had made them a molten calf, and said, This is your …

Psalm 106:43-46 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their …

Jeremiah 3:1-4,12-14 They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become …

Jeremiah 31:20 Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spoke …

Micah 7:18-20 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the …

Zechariah 1:16 Therefore thus said the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: …

Luke 1:54,55 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy…

look.

Psalm 123:2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, …

Isaiah 17:7,8 At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have …

Isaiah 45:22 Look to me, and be you saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am …

Micah 7:7 Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my …

love flagons.

Hosea 4:11 Prostitution and wine and new wine take away the heart.

Hosea 7:5 In the day of our king the princes have made him sick with bottles …

Hosea 9:1,2 Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for you have gone …

Exodus 32:6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, …

Judges 9:27 And they went out into the fields, and gathered their vineyards, …

Amos 2:8 And they lay themselves down on clothes laid to pledge by every altar…

Amos 6:6 That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: …

1 Corinthians 10:7,21 Neither be you idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, …

1 Peter 4:3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have worked the will …

wine. Heb. grapes.

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