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
2The 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.” 3So Hosea married Gomer. She was the daughter of Diblaim. Gomer became pregnant and had a son by Hosea.
4Then 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. 5At that time I will break their military power. It will happen in the Valley of Jezreel.”
6Gomer 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. 7But 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.”
8Later, Gomer stopped nursing Lo-Ruhamah. After that, she had another son. 9Then 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.’ 11The 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.
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。