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Hosea 1

Hosea’s Wife and Children

1The word of the Lord that came to 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.

When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to him, “Go, take for yourself a [a]wife of prostitution and have children of [her] prostitution; for the land commits great acts of prostitution by [b]not following the Lord.” So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son. And the Lord said to him, “Name him Jezreel; for yet in a little while I will avenge the blood [that was shed in the Valley] of Jezreel and inflict the punishment for it on the house of [c]Jehu, and I will put an end to the kingdom of the [d]house of Israel. On that day I will break the bow [of the military power] of Israel in the Valley of Jezreel.”

Then Gomer conceived again and gave birth to a daughter. And the Lord said to Hosea, “Name her Lo-Ruhamah (not shown mercy), for I will no longer have mercy on the house of Israel, that I would ever forgive them. But I will have mercy on the house of Judah and will rescue them by the Lord their God, and will [e]not rescue them by bow, sword, war, horses, or horsemen.”

Now when Gomer had weaned Lo-Ruhamah, she conceived and gave birth to a son. And the Lord said, “Name him Lo-Ammi (not my people), for you are not My people and I am not your God.”

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Yet the number of the [f]sons of Israel
Shall be like the sand of the sea,
Which cannot be measured or numbered;
And in the place
Where it is said to them,
“You are not My people,”
It will be said to them,
You are the sons of the living God.”
11 
Then the sons of Judah and the sons of Israel shall be gathered together,
And they will appoint for themselves one leader,
And they will go up from the land,
For great and glorious will be the day of [g]Jezreel.

Notas al pie

  1. Hosea 1:2 Some scholars interpret this to mean that Gomer was chaste at the time of the marriage, but later became an adulteress. As such, she symbolizes the future unfaithfulness of Israel.
  2. Hosea 1:2 Lit forsaking.
  3. Hosea 1:4 Jehu murdered Ahab’s sons in order to seize the throne of Israel.
  4. Hosea 1:4 I.e. Israel, the Northern Kingdom, which included ten of the original tribes of Israel. Samaria was the capital city.
  5. Hosea 1:7 Isaiah also made this prophecy (Is 31:8, 9) and both he and Hosea lived to see its fulfillment (Is 37:36). See also 2 Kin 19:35-37.
  6. Hosea 1:10 In general, sons (children) of Israel or Israel or Israelites refers to all the people (males and females) of the various tribes descended from the twelve sons (Gen 35:23-26) of Jacob (later renamed Israel by God). In verses about things such as warfare or circumcision, sons of Israel or Israel or Israelites usually refers only to the males. Tribes of ancient people were identified by the name of their founding ancestor. Therefore, this same general rule applies to individual tribal groups, e.g., sons of Reuben, Reuben, Reubenites, and so throughout.
  7. Hosea 1:11 The spiritually reborn Israel, the people whom the Lord has chosen and blessed.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

何西阿書 1

1烏西雅、約坦、亞哈斯和希西迦做猶大王,約阿施的兒子耶羅波安做以色列王期間,耶和華將祂的話傳給備利的兒子何西阿。

何西阿娶妓女為妻

耶和華首次向何西阿說話時,對他說:「你去娶一個妓女為妻,和她生養兒女,因為這片土地上的人極其淫亂,背棄了耶和華。」 於是,何西阿娶了滴拉音的女兒歌蜜為妻,她懷孕為他生了一個兒子。 耶和華對何西阿說:「給他取名叫耶斯列[a],因為再過不久,我就要因耶戶家在耶斯列的屠殺而懲罰他們,消滅以色列國。 那時,我要在耶斯列平原折斷以色列的弓。」 後來,歌蜜又懷孕生了一個女兒。耶和華對何西阿說:「給她取名叫羅·路哈瑪[b],因為我將不再憐憫以色列家,也不再赦免他們的罪。 但我要憐憫猶大家,使他們依靠他們的上帝耶和華得到拯救,而不是依靠戰弓、刀劍、馬匹、騎兵和戰爭。」 羅·路哈瑪斷奶後,歌蜜又懷孕生了一個兒子。 耶和華說:「給他取名叫羅·阿米[c],因為以色列人不再是我的子民,我也不再是他們的上帝。

以色列的復興

10 「然而,以色列的人數必像海沙一樣量不盡、數不完。從前我在什麼地方對他們說『你們不是我的子民』,將來也要在那裡對他們說『你們是永活上帝的兒女』。 11 那時,猶大人和以色列人將被聚集起來,為自己選立一位首領,從流亡之地返回故鄉,安居樂業。耶斯列的日子將是偉大的日子。

Notas al pie

  1. 1·4 耶斯列」意思是「上帝撒種」。此處指上帝要像撒種一樣驅散以色列人,但在1·11指上帝要賜福他們,就像撒種後獲得了大豐收。
  2. 1·6 羅·路哈瑪」意思是「不蒙憐憫」。
  3. 1·9 羅·阿米」意思是「不是我的子民」。