8 Now when she had weaned Loruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son. 9 Then said God, Call his name Loammi: Loammi: that is, Not my people for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God.
English Standard Version
8 When she had weaned No Mercy, she conceived and bore a son. 9 And the Lord said, "Call his name Not My People,Hebrew Lo-ammi, which means not my people for you are not my people, and I am not your God."Hebrew I am not yours
8 After Gomer had weaned No-Mercy, she got pregnant yet again and had a son. 9 God said: "Name him Nobody. You've become nobodies to me, and I, God, am a nobody to you.
New King James Version
8 Now when she had weaned Lo-Ruhamah, she conceived and bore a son. 9 Then God said: "Call his name Lo-Ammi, Literally Not-My-People For you are not My people, And I will not be your God.
New Living Translation
8 After Gomer had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she again became pregnant and gave birth to a second son. 9 And the Lord said, "Name him Lo-ammi-'Not my people'-for Israel is not my people, and I am not their God.
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, 1 Peter 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.