1:1 The word of the LORD that came unto Hosea, the
son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and
Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the
son of Joash, king of Israel.
Hosea’s Wife and
1:2 The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the
LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms
and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great
whoredom, departing from the LORD.
1:3 So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim;
which conceived, and bare him a son.
1:4 And the LORD said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for
yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel
upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom
of the house of Israel.
1:5 And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will
break the bow of Israel, in the valley of Jezreel.
1:6 And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And God
said unto him, Call her name Loruhamah: for I will no more
have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take
1:7 But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will
save them by the LORD their God, and will not save them by
bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by
1:8 Now when she had weaned Loruhamah, she conceived, and
bare a son.
1:9 Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for ye are not my
people, and I will not be your God.
1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as
the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered;
and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was
said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said
unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.
1:11 Then shall the children of Judah and the children of
Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one
head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great
shall be the day of Jezreel.