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Hosea 1

1Ọ̀rọ̀ Olúwa tí ó tọ Hosea ọmọ Beeri wá ní àkókò ìjọba Ussiah, Jotamu, Ahasi àti Hesekiah; àwọn ọba Juda àti ní àkókò ọba Jeroboamu ọmọ Jehoaṣi ní Israẹli:

Ìdílé Hosea

Nígbà tí Olúwa bẹ̀rẹ̀ sí ní sọ̀rọ̀ láti ẹnu Hosea, Olúwa wí fún un pé, “Lọ, fẹ́ àgbèrè obìnrin kan fún ara rẹ, kí ó sì bí ọmọ àgbèrè fún ọ nípasẹ̀ àwọn ọkùnrin mìíràn, nítorí ilẹ̀ ti ṣẹ ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ àgbèrè púpọ̀ nípa yíyapa kúrò lọ́dọ̀ Olúwa.” Nígbà náà ni ó sì lọ, ó sì fẹ́ Gomeri ọmọbìnrin Diblaimu, ọmọbìnrin náà sì lóyún, ó sì bí ọmọkùnrin kan fún un.

Nígbà náà ni Olúwa sọ fún Hosea pé, “Pe orúkọ ọmọ náà ní Jesreeli, nítorí pé láìpẹ́ ni èmi yóò jẹ ìdílé Jehu ní ìyà fún ẹ̀jẹ̀ àwọn ènìyàn tó pa ní ìpakúpa ní Jesreeli, Èmi yóò sì mú ìjọba Israẹli wá sí òpin. Ní ọjọ́ náà ni Èmi yóò ṣẹ́ ọrun Israẹli ní Àfonífojì Jesreeli.”

Gomeri sì tún lóyún, ó sì bí ọmọbìnrin kan. Olúwa sọ fún un pé, “Pe orúkọ rẹ̀ ní Lo-rúhámà, nítorí pé Èmi kò ní ṣàánú fún ilé Israẹli mọ́, Èmi kò sì ní dáríjì wọ́n. Síbẹ̀, èmi yóò ṣàánú fún ilé Juda, èmi ó gbà wọ́n—kì í ṣe nípa ọfà, idà tàbí ogun, ẹṣin tàbí kẹ̀kẹ́ ẹlẹ́ṣin bí kò ṣe nípa Olúwa Ọlọ́run wọn.”

Lẹ́yìn ìgbà tí ó gba ọmú lẹ́nu Lo-rúhámà, ó sì lóyún ó sì bí ọmọkùnrin mìíràn. Nígbà náà ni Olúwa sì sọ fún un pé, “Pe orúkọ rẹ̀ ní Lo-Ammi, nítorí pé ẹ kì í ṣe ènìyàn mi, èmi náà kì í sì í ṣe Ọlọ́run yín.

10 “Ṣùgbọ́n àwọn ọmọ Israẹli yóò pọ̀ bí i iyanrìn etí Òkun tí a kò le wọ́n, tí a kò sì le è kà, yóò sì ṣe. Ní ibi tí wọ́n ti sọ fún wọn pé. ‘Ẹ̀yin kì í ṣe ènìyàn mi,’ níbẹ̀ ni a ó ti máa pè wọ́n ní ‘ọmọ Ọlọ́run alààyè.’ 11 Àwọn ènìyàn Juda àti àwọn ènìyàn Israẹli yóò parapọ̀, wọn yóò sì yan olórí kan tí yóò jáde láti ilẹ̀ náà, nítorí pé ọjọ́ ńlá ni ọjọ́ Jesreeli yóò jẹ́.

The Message

Hosea 1

1This is God’s Message to Hosea son of Beeri. It came to him during the royal reigns of Judah’s kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. This was also the time that Jeroboam son of Joash was king over Israel.

This Whole Country Has Become a Whorehouse

The first time God spoke to Hosea he said:

“Find a whore and marry her.
    Make this whore the mother of your children.
And here’s why: This whole country
    has become a whorehouse, unfaithful to me, God.”

Hosea did it. He picked Gomer daughter of Diblaim. She got pregnant and gave him a son.

4-5 Then God told him:

“Name him Jezreel. It won’t be long now before
    I’ll make the people of Israel pay for the massacre at Jezreel.
    I’m calling it quits on the kingdom of Israel.
Payday is coming! I’m going to chop Israel’s bows and arrows
    into kindling in the valley of Jezreel.”

6-7 Gomer got pregnant again. This time she had a daughter. God told Hosea:

“Name this one No-Mercy. I’m fed up with Israel.
    I’ve run out of mercy. There’s no more forgiveness.
Judah’s another story. I’ll continue having mercy on them.
    I’ll save them. It will be their God who saves them,
Not their armaments and armies,
    not their horsepower and manpower.”

8-9 After Gomer had weaned No-Mercy, she got pregnant yet again and had a son. God said:

“Name him Nobody. You’ve become nobodies to me,
    and I, God, am a nobody to you.

10-11 “But down the road the population of Israel is going to explode past counting, like sand on the ocean beaches. In the very place where they were once named Nobody, they will be named God’s Somebody. Everybody in Judah and everybody in Israel will be assembled as one people. They’ll choose a single leader. There’ll be no stopping them—a great day in Jezreel!”