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Hosea 3 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Hosea’s Reconciliation With His Wife

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 3:1 - The LORD said to me, “Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another man and is an adulteress. Love her as the LORD loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes.”

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 3:2 - So I bought her for fifteen shekels[fn] of silver and about a homer and a lethek[fn] of barley.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 3:3 - Then I told her, “You are to live with me many days; you must not be a prostitute or be intimate with any man, and I will behave the same way toward you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 3:4 - For the Israelites will live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred stones, without ephod or household gods.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 3:5 - Afterward the Israelites will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king. They will come trembling to the LORD and to his blessings in the last days.
NIV Footnotes
That is, about 6 ounces or about 170 grams
A homer and a lethek possibly weighed about 430 pounds or about 195 kilograms.
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