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.
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.