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Hosea 1 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:1 -

The word of the LORD that came to Hosea son of Beeri during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and of Jeroboam son of Jehoash, king of Israel.

Hosea’s Marriage and Children
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:2 -

When the LORD first spoke to Hosea, he said this to him:

Go and marry a woman of promiscuity,

and have children of promiscuity,

for the land is committing blatant acts of promiscuity

by abandoning the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:3 -

So he went and married Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:4 -

Then the LORD said to him:

Name him Jezreel,[fn] for in a little while

I will bring the bloodshed of Jezreel

on the house of Jehu

and put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:5 -

On that day I will break the bow of Israel

in Jezreel Valley.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:6 -

She conceived again and gave birth to a daughter, and the LORD said to him:

Name her Lo-ruhamah,[fn]

for I will no longer have compassion

on the house of Israel.

I will certainly take them away.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:7 -

But I will have compassion on the house of Judah,

and I will deliver them by the LORD their God.

I will not deliver them by bow, sword, or war,

or by horses and cavalry.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:8 -

After Gomer had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived and gave birth to a son.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:9 -

Then the LORD said:

Name him Lo-ammi,[fn]

for you are not my people,

and I will not be your God.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:10 -

Yet the number of the Israelites

will be like the sand of the sea,

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.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:11 -

And the Judeans and the Israelites

will be gathered together.

They will appoint for themselves a single ruler

and go up from[fn] the land.

For the day of Jezreel will be great.

CSB Footnotes
= God Sows
= No Compassion
= Not My People
Lit not be yours
Or and flourish in ; Hb obscure

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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