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.
11:1 Jer 1:2; Isa 1:1; Mik 1:1Ĩno nĩyo ndũmĩrĩri ya Jehova ĩrĩa yakinyĩrĩire Hosea mũrũ wa Beeri hĩndĩ ya wathani wa Uzia, na wa Jothamu, na wa Ahazu, na wa Hezekia athamaki a Juda, na hĩndĩ ya wathani wa Jeroboamu mũrũ wa Joashu mũthamaki wa Isiraeli:
Mũtumia wa Hosea na Ciana Ciao
21:2 Jer 3:1; Hos 3:1Rĩrĩa Jehova aambĩrĩirie kwaria na kanua ka Hosea, Jehova aamwĩrire atĩrĩ, “Thiĩ, ũkahikie mũtumia mũmaraya na ũgĩe na ciana cia ũmaraya, tondũ andũ a bũrũri nĩmehĩtie, na ũndũ wa ũtharia mũũru mũno wa gũtirika Jehova.” 3Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Hosea akĩhikia Gomeri mwarĩ wa Dibilaimu, nake akĩgĩa nda na akĩmũciarĩra mwana wa kahĩĩ.
41:4 1Sam 29:1; 1Ath 18:45Nake Jehova akĩĩra Hosea atĩrĩ, “Gatue Jezireeli, tondũ nĩngũherithia nyũmba ya Jehu o narua nĩ ũndũ wa ũragani mũnene ooraganire kũu Jezireeli,1:4 Jezireeli nĩ kuuga “Ngai nĩaharaganagia”. na niine ũthamaki wa Isiraeli. 5Mũthenya ũcio-rĩ, nĩngoinanga ũta wa Isiraeli Gĩtuamba-inĩ kĩa Jezireeli.”
6Gomeri akĩgĩa nda rĩngĩ na agĩciara mwana wa kairĩtu. Nake Jehova akĩĩra Hosea atĩrĩ, “Gatue Lo-Ruhama, nĩgũkorwo ndigacooka kuonania wendo rĩngĩ kũrĩ nyũmba ya Isiraeli, atĩ ndĩmarekere o na atĩa.1:6 Lo-Ruhama nĩ kuuga “arĩa mataiguĩrĩirwo tha” kana “andũ matarĩ ende”. 71:7 Zek 4:6No nĩngonania wendo kũrĩ nyũmba ya Juda; na nĩngamahonokia, na ti na ũndũ wa ũta, kana rũhiũ rwa njora kana mbaara, kana na mbarathi na ahaici acio, no nĩ ũndũ wa Jehova Ngai wao.”
8Thuutha wa gũtigithia Lo-Ruhama kuonga-rĩ, Gomeri agĩciara kahĩĩ kangĩ. 9Nake Jehova akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Gatue Lo-Ammi, nĩ ũndũ inyuĩ mũtirĩ andũ akwa, na niĩ ndirĩ Ngai wanyu.1:9 Lo-Ammi nĩ kuuga “arĩa matarĩ andũ akwa”.
101:10 Kĩam 22:17; Arom 9:26“No rĩrĩ, andũ a Isiraeli magaatuĩka ta mũthanga wa hũgũrũrũ-inĩ cia iria, ũrĩa ũtangĩthimĩka kana ũtarĩke. O handũ harĩa merĩirwo atĩrĩ, ‘Inyuĩ mũtirĩ andũ akwa’, no ho mageetwo ‘ariũ a Ngai ũrĩa ũrĩ muoyo’. 111:11 Isa 11:12; Ezek 37:15-28Nao andũ a Juda na andũ a Isiraeli nĩmagacookanĩrĩra rĩngĩ, na nĩmagathuura mũndũ ũmwe amatongorie, nao nĩmakoima bũrũri ũcio, nĩgũkorwo mũthenya wa Jezireeli nĩũgaatuĩka mũthenya mũnene.