Hosea 3:2
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New International Version
So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver and about a homer and a lethek of barley.

King James Bible
So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley:

Darby Bible Translation
So I bought her to me for fifteen silver [pieces], and for a homer of barley, and a half-homer of barley.

World English Bible
So I bought her for myself for fifteen pieces of silver and a homer and a half of barley.

Young's Literal Translation
And I buy her to me for fifteen silverlings, and a homer and a letech of barley;

Hosea 3:2 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Fifteen pieces of silver - If they were shekels, the price of this woman was about two pounds five shillings.

A homer of barley - As the homer was about eight bushels, or something more, the homer and half was about twelve or thirteen bushels.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I bought.

Genesis 31:41 Thus have I been twenty years in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your cattle...

Genesis 34:12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as you shall say to me: but give me the damsel to wife.

Exodus 22:17 If her father utterly refuse to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.

1 Samuel 18:25 And Saul said, Thus shall you say to David, The king desires not any dowry, but an hundred foreskins of the Philistines...

an homer.

Leviticus 27:16 And if a man shall sanctify to the LORD some part of a field of his possession...

Isaiah 5:10 Yes, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah.

Ezekiel 45:11 The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain the tenth part of an homer...

half homer. Heb. lethech.

Library
Whether Devils have Faith
Whether Devils Have Faith We proceed to the second article thus: 1. It seems that devils do not have faith. For Augustine says that "faith depends on the will of those who believe" {De Praed. Sanct. 5). Now the will whereby one wills to believe in God is good. But there is no deliberate good will in devils. Hence it seems that devils do not have faith. 2. Again, faith is a gift of grace, according to Eph. 2:8: "For by grace ye are saved through faith . . . it is the gift of God." Now the gloss on
Aquinas—Nature and Grace

The Shaking of the Heavens and the Earth
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Yet this once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land: and I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come, and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts. G od shook the earth when He proclaimed His law to Israel from Sinai. The description, though very simple, presents to our thoughts a scene unspeakably majestic, grand and awful. The mountain was in flames at the top, and
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Cross References
Ruth 4:10
I have also acquired Ruth the Moabite, Mahlon's widow, as my wife, in order to maintain the name of the dead with his property, so that his name will not disappear from among his family or from his hometown. Today you are witnesses!"

Hosea 3:3
Then I told her, "You are to live with me many days; you must not be a prostitute or be intimate with any man, and I will behave the same way toward you."

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