2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。」 3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。 4耶和華對何西阿說：「給他取名叫耶斯列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。，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。 5那時，我要在耶斯列平原折斷以色列的弓。」 6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1·6 「羅·路哈瑪」意思是「不蒙憐憫」。，因為我將不再憐憫以色列家，也不再赦免他們的罪。 7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。」 8羅·路哈瑪斷奶後，歌蜜又懷孕生了一個兒子。 9耶和華說：「給他取名叫羅·阿米1·9 「羅·阿米」意思是「不是我的子民」。，因為以色列人不再是我的子民，我也不再是他們的上帝。
1The word of the Lord that came to Hosea son of Beeri during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and during the reign of Jeroboam son of Jehoash1:1 Hebrew Joash, a variant of Jehoash king of Israel:
Hosea’s Wife and Children
2When the Lord began to speak through Hosea, the Lord said to him, “Go, marry a promiscuous woman and have children with her, for like an adulterous wife this land is guilty of unfaithfulness to the Lord.” 3So he married Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.
4Then the Lord said to Hosea, “Call him Jezreel, because I will soon punish the house of Jehu for the massacre at Jezreel, and I will put an end to the kingdom of Israel. 5In that day I will break Israel’s bow in the Valley of Jezreel.”
6Gomer conceived again and gave birth to a daughter. Then the Lord said to Hosea, “Call her Lo-Ruhamah (which means “not loved”), for I will no longer show love to Israel, that I should at all forgive them. 7Yet I will show love to Judah; and I will save them—not by bow, sword or battle, or by horses and horsemen, but I, the Lord their God, will save them.”
8After she had weaned Lo-Ruhamah, Gomer had another son. 9Then the Lord said, “Call him Lo-Ammi (which means “not my people”), for you are not my people, and I am not your God.1:9 Or your I am
10“Yet the Israelites will be like the sand on the seashore, which cannot be measured or counted. In the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ they will be called ‘children of the living God.’ 11The people of Judah and the people of Israel will come together; they will appoint one leader and will come up out of the land, for great will be the day of Jezreel.1:11 In Hebrew texts 1:10,11 is numbered 2:1,2.