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Hosea 1

1The word of the Lord that came unto 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.

The beginning of the word of the Lord by Hosea. And the Lord said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the Lord.

So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son.

And the Lord said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel.

And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow of Israel, in the valley of Jezreel.

And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And God said unto him, Call her name Loruhamah: for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away.

But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the Lord their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.

Now when she had weaned Loruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son.

Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God.

10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.

11 Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel.

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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.