1The word of the LORD that came to Hosea son of Beeri during the reigns of Uzziah,a Jotham,b Ahaz,c and Hezekiah,d kings of Judah, and of Jeroboame son of Jehoash, king of Israel.
Hosea’s Marriage and Children
2When the LORD first spoke to Hosea, He said this to him:
Go and marry a promiscuous wifef
and have children of promiscuity,
for the land is committing blatant acts of promiscuity
by abandoning the LORD.
3So he went and married Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.g
4Then the LORD said to him:
Name him Jezreel,h for in a little while
I will bring the bloodshed of Jezreeli
on the house of Jehuj
and put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel.
5On that day I will break the bow of Israelk
in the Valley of Jezreel.l, m
6She conceived again and gave birth to a daughter, and the LORD said to him:
Name her No Compassion,n
for I will no longer have compassion
on the house of Israel.
I will certainly take them away.
7But I will have compassion on the house of Judah,o
and I will deliver them by the LORD their God.p
I will not deliver them by bow, sword, or war,
or by horses and cavalry.q
8After Gomer had weaned No Compassion, she conceived and gave birth to a son.
9Then the LORD said:
Name him Not My People,r
for you are not My people,
and I will not be your God.s, t
10uYet the number of the Israelites
will be like the sand of the sea,v
which cannot be measured or counted.
And in the place where they were told:
You are not My people,
they will be called: Sons of the living God.w
11And the Judeans and the Israelites
will be gathered together.x
They will appoint for themselves a single rulery
and go up fromz the land.
For the day of Jezreelaa will be great.
a. 1:1 2Ch 26:1-23; Is 1:1; Am 1:1
b. 1:1 2Kg 15:5; 2Ch 27:1-9
c. 1:1 2Kg 16:1-20; 2Ch 28:1-27; Is 1:1; 7:1-17; Mc 1:1
d. 1:1 2Kg 18:1–20:21; 2Ch 29:1–32:33; Mc 1:1
e. 1:1 2Kg 13:13; 14:23-29; Am 1:1
f. 1:2 Hs 3:1
g. 1:3 Ezk 23:4
h. 1:4 Hs 2:22
i. 1:4 2Kg 9:24–10:11
j. 1:4 2Kg 9:7; 10:30; 15:10
k. 1:5 Gn 49:24; Jb 29:20; Jr 49:35
l. 1:5 = God sows
m. 1:5 Jos 17:16; Jdg 6:33
n. 1:6 Or Lo-ruhamah
o. 1:7 Is 30:18
p. 1:7 Jr 25:5-6; Zch 9:9-10
q. 1:7 Ps 44:3-7
r. 1:9 Or Lo-ammi
s. 1:9 Lit not be yours
t. 1:9 Ex 6:7; Lv 26:12; Jr 7:23; 11:4; 30:22; Ezk 36:28
u. 1:10 Hs 2:1 in Hb
v. 1:10 Gn 22:17; Jr 33:22
w. 1:10 Rm 9:25-27
x. 1:11 Jr 23:5-6; 50:4-5; Ezk 37:18-25; Hs 3:5
y. 1:11 Jr 30:21; Hs 3:5
z. 1:11 Or and flourish in ; Hb obscure
aa. 1:11 Ezk 36:9-11