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Hoseas 1

Israels utroskab samt et løfte om genoprettelse

11-2 Hoseas, Beʼeris søn, modtog følgende profetiske budskaber fra Herren, mens henholdsvis Uzzija, Jotam, Ahaz og Hizkija var konge i Juda. Herren begyndte at tale til Hoseas, mens Jeroboam II, søn af Joash, var konge i Israel. Han sagde: „Gå hen og gift dig med en prostitueret, som har uægte børn. Det er et billede på Israels folk, som er mig utro, idet de har forladt mig for at tilbede fremmede guder.”

Så giftede Hoseas sig med Gomer, en datter af Diblajim. Hun blev gravid og fødte ham en søn. Da sagde Herren til Hoseas: „Kald din søn Jizreʼel, for jeg vil snart straffe Jehus efterkommere for massakren ved byen Jizreʼel og gøre ende på Israels rige. På Jizreʼels slette vil de lide nederlag.”

Snart fik Gomer endnu et barn, og denne gang var det en datter. Herren sagde til Hoseas: „Kald hende Nådesløs, for jeg vil ikke længere vise nåde over for Israel. Jeg kan ikke blive ved med at se igennem fingre med deres utroskab. Derimod vil jeg vise nåde over for Judas folk og redde dem fra deres fjender. Det er ikke på grund af deres militære styrke, jeg giver dem sejr, men fordi jeg er deres Gud.”

Efter at Gomer havde vænnet Nådesløs fra, blev hun gravid igen og fødte endnu en søn. Og Herren sagde: „Kald ham Ikke-Mit-Folk, for Israel er ikke mit folk, og jeg er ikke deres Gud.

New Living Translation

Hosea 1

1The Lord gave this message to Hosea son of Beeri during the years when Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah were kings of Judah, and Jeroboam son of Jehoash[a] was king of Israel.

Hosea’s Wife and Children

When the Lord first began speaking to Israel through Hosea, he said to him, “Go and marry a prostitute,[b] so that some of her children will be conceived in prostitution. This will illustrate how Israel has acted like a prostitute by turning against the Lord and worshiping other gods.”

So Hosea married Gomer, the daughter of Diblaim, and she became pregnant and gave Hosea a son. And the Lord said, “Name the child Jezreel, for I am about to punish King Jehu’s dynasty to avenge the murders he committed at Jezreel. In fact, I will bring an end to Israel’s independence. I will break its military power in the Jezreel Valley.”

Soon Gomer became pregnant again and gave birth to a daughter. And the Lord said to Hosea, “Name your daughter Lo-ruhamah—‘Not loved’—for I will no longer show love to the people of Israel or forgive them. But I will show love to the people of Judah. I will free them from their enemies—not with weapons and armies or horses and charioteers, but by my power as the Lord their God.”

After Gomer had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she again became pregnant and gave birth to a second son. And the Lord said, “Name him Lo-ammi—‘Not my people’—for Israel is not my people, and I am not their God.

10 [c]“Yet the time will come when Israel’s people will be like the sands of the seashore—too many to count! Then, at the place where they were told, ‘You are not my people,’ it will be said, ‘You are children of the living God.’ 11 Then the people of Judah and Israel will unite together. They will choose one leader for themselves, and they will return from exile together. What a day that will be—the day of Jezreel[d]—when God will again plant his people in his land.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 Hebrew Joash, a variant spelling of Jehoash.
  2. 1:2 Or a promiscuous woman.
  3. 1:10 Verses 1:10-11 are numbered 2:1-2 in Hebrew text.
  4. 1:11 Jezreel means “God plants.”