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.
2The 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. 3So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son. 4And 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.1.4 avenge: Heb. visit 5And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel.
6¶ And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And God said unto him, Call her name Lo-ruhamah: for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away.1.6 Lo-ruhamah: that is, Not having obtained mercy1.6 no…: Heb. not add any more to1.6 but…: or, that I should altogether pardon them 7But 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.
8¶ Now when she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son. 9Then said God, Call his name Lo-ammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God.1.9 Lo-ammi: that is, Not my people
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.1.10 in…: or, instead of that 11Then 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.
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1:4 “耶斯列”意思是“上帝撒种”。此处指上帝要像撒种一样驱散以色列人，但在1:11指上帝要赐福他们，就像撒种后获得了大丰收。，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1:6 “罗·路哈玛”意思是“不蒙怜悯”。，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1:9 “罗·阿米”意思是“不是我的子民”。，因为以色列人不再是我的子民，我也不再是他们的上帝。