2 耶和华首次向何西阿说话时，对他说：“你去娶一个妓女为妻，和她生养儿女，因为这片土地上的人极其淫乱，背弃了耶和华。” 3 于是，何西阿娶了滴拉音的女儿歌蜜为妻，她怀孕为他生了一个儿子。 4 耶和华对何西阿说：“给他取名叫耶斯列[a]，因为再过不久，我就要因耶户家在耶斯列的屠杀而惩罚他们，消灭以色列国。 5 那时，我要在耶斯列平原折断以色列的弓。” 6 后来，歌蜜又怀孕生了一个女儿。耶和华对何西阿说：“给她取名叫罗·路哈玛[b]，因为我将不再怜悯以色列家，也不再赦免他们的罪。 7 但我要怜悯犹大家，使他们依靠他们的上帝耶和华得到拯救，而不是依靠战弓、刀剑、马匹、骑兵和战争。” 8 罗·路哈玛断奶后，歌蜜又怀孕生了一个儿子。 9 耶和华说：“给他取名叫罗·阿米[c]，因为以色列人不再是我的子民，我也不再是他们的上帝。
10 “然而，以色列的人数必像海沙一样量不尽、数不完。从前我在什么地方对他们说‘你们不是我的子民’，将来也要在那里对他们说‘你们是永活上帝的儿女’。 11 那时，犹大人和以色列人将被聚集起来，为自己选立一位首领，从流亡之地返回故乡，安居乐业。耶斯列的日子将是伟大的日子。
1A message from the Lord came to Hosea, the son of Beeri. The message came while Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah were kings of Judah. It also came while Jeroboam was king of Israel. He was the son of Jehoash. Here is what the Lord said to him.
Hosea’s Wife and Children
2 The Lord began to speak through Hosea. He said to him, “Go. Marry a woman who has sex with anyone she wants. Have children with her. Do this because the people of the land are like that kind of wife. They have not been faithful to me.” 3 So Hosea married Gomer. She was the daughter of Diblaim. Gomer became pregnant and had a son by Hosea.
4 Then the Lord said to Hosea, “Name him Jezreel. That’s because I will soon punish Jehu’s royal family. He killed many people at the city of Jezreel. So I will put an end to the kingdom of Israel. 5 At that time I will break their military power. It will happen in the Valley of Jezreel.”
6 Gomer became pregnant again. She had a daughter. Then the Lord said to Hosea, “Name her Lo-Ruhamah.” Lo-Ruhamah means Not Loved. “That’s because I will no longer show love to the people of Israel. I will not forgive them anymore. 7 But I will show love to the people of Judah. And I will save them. I will not use bows or swords or other weapons of war to do it. I will not save them by using horses and horsemen either. Instead, I will use my own power to save them. I am the Lord their God. And I will save them.”
8 Later, Gomer stopped nursing Lo-Ruhamah. After that, she had another son. 9 Then the Lord said, “Name him Lo-Ammi.” Lo-Ammi means Not My People. “That’s because Israel is no longer my people. And I am no longer their God.
10 “But the time will come when the people of Israel will be like the sand on the seashore. It can’t be measured or counted. Now it is said about them, ‘You are not my people.’ But at that time they will be called ‘children of the living God.’ 11 The people of Judah and Israel will come together again. They will appoint one leader and come up out of the land. And Jezreel’s day will be great.