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Hosea 1

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 Joash king of Israel:

Hosea’s wife and children

When 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.’ So he married Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.

Then 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. In that day I will break Israel’s bow in the Valley of Jezreel.’

Gomer 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. Yet 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.’

After she had weaned Lo-Ruhamah, Gomer had another son. Then the Lord said, ‘Call him Lo-Ammi (which means “not my people”), for you are not my people, and I am not your God.[a]

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”. 11 The 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.[b]

Notas al pie

  1. Hosea 1:9 Or your I am
  2. Hosea 1:11 In Hebrew texts 1:10,11 is numbered 2:1,2.

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Hoseas 1

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.