Hosea 3 King James Version

Hosea and the Adulteress

3 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. [1] 2  So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley: 3  And I said unto her, Thou shalt abide for me many days; thou shalt not play the harlot, and thou shalt not be for another man: so will I also be for thee. 4  For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, [2] and without an ephod, and without teraphim: 5  Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall fear the Lord and his goodness in the latter days.

Footnotes

[1] 3:1 of wine: Heb. of grapes

[2] 3:4 image: Heb. a standing, or, statue, or, pillar

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