1Bere a Usia, Yotam, Ahas ne Hesekia yɛ ahemfo wɔ Yuda, na Yoas babarima Yeroboam di hene wɔ Israel no, Awurade de saa nsɛm yi baa Beeri babarima Hosea nkyɛn.
Hosea Yere Ne Ne Mma
2Bere a Awurade dii kan kasa faa Hosea so no, ɔka kyerɛɛ no se, “Kɔware oguamanfo,1.2 Kɔware oguamanfo—Eyi ne bɔne kɛse a Onyankopɔn nam Hosea so bɔɔ Israelfo kwaadu. na wo ne no nwo, efisɛ ɔman no di aguamammɔ ho fɔ na wɔnam so atetew wɔne Onyankopɔn ntam.” 3Enti, ɔwaree Diblaim babea Gomer, na onyinsɛn woo ɔbabarima maa no.
4Na Awurade ka kyerɛɛ no se, “To ne din Yesreel,1.4 Yesreel. Nkyerɛase ne “Onyankopɔn na odua.” efisɛ, merebɛtwe ɔhene Yehufi aso, de atua awu a odii wɔ Yesreel no so ka. Na mede Israel ahenni bɛba awiei. 5Saa da no, mebubu Israel tadua wɔ Yesreel bon no mu.”
6Gomer nyinsɛnee bio, na ɔwoo ɔbabea. Na Awurade ka kyerɛɛ Hosea se, “To ne din Lo-ruhama efisɛ, merenna me dɔ adi nkyerɛ Israelfo bio, na meremfa wɔn ho nkyɛ wɔn koraa. 7Nanso meyi me dɔ akyerɛ Yudafo. Me Awurade wɔn Nyankopɔn, mede me tumi begye wɔn afi wɔn atamfo nsam a meremfa tadua, afoa anaa ɔko anaa apɔnkɔ ne apɔnkɔsotefo.”
8Bere a Gomer twaa Lo-ruhama nufu akyi no, ɔwoo ɔba barima foforo. 9Na Awurade kae se, “To ne din Lo-ami, efisɛ monnyɛ me nkurɔfo na mennyɛ mo Nyankopɔn.
10“Nanso Israelfo bɛyɛ sɛ mpoano nwea a wontumi nkan wɔn. Faako a wɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, ‘Monnyɛ me nkurɔfo’ no, wɔbɛka se, ‘Moyɛ Onyankopɔn teasefo no mma.’ 11Na Yudafo ne Israelfo bɛka abɔ mu bio, na wobeyi ɔkwankyerɛfo baako ama wɔn, na wɔn nyinaa bɛsan afi nnommum no mu aba. Saa da no bɛyɛ da kɛse ama Yesreel.”
1The 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.
2The 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. 3So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son. 4And 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.1.4 avenge: Heb. visit 5And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel.
6¶ And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And God said unto him, Call her name Lo-ruhamah: for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away.1.6 Lo-ruhamah: that is, Not having obtained mercy1.6 no…: Heb. not add any more to1.6 but…: or, that I should altogether pardon them 7But 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 horsemen.
8¶ Now when she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son. 9Then said God, Call his name Lo-ammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God.1.9 Lo-ammi: that is, Not my people
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.1.10 in…: or, instead of that 11Then 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.