Hosea’s Second Symbolic Marriage 3 1Then the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a [B]woman who is loved by her [C]husband, yet an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the sons of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes.” 2So I bought her for myself for fifteen shekels of silver and a homer and a [D]half of barley. 3Then I said to her, “You shall stay with me for many days. You shall not play the harlot, nor shall you have a [E]man; so I will also be toward you.” 4For the sons of Israel will remain for many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar and without ephod or [F]household idols. 5Afterward the sons of Israel will return and seek the Lord their God and David their king; and they will come trembling to the Lord and to His goodness in the last days.
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