New Living Translation

Hosea 1

1The Lord gave this message to Hosea son of Beeri during the years when Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah were kings of Judah, and Jeroboam son of Jehoash[a] was king of Israel.

Hosea’s Wife and Children

When the Lord first began speaking to Israel through Hosea, he said to him, “Go and marry a prostitute,[b] so that some of her children will be conceived in prostitution. This will illustrate how Israel has acted like a prostitute by turning against the Lord and worshiping other gods.”

So Hosea married Gomer, the daughter of Diblaim, and she became pregnant and gave Hosea a son. And the Lord said, “Name the child Jezreel, for I am about to punish King Jehu’s dynasty to avenge the murders he committed at Jezreel. In fact, I will bring an end to Israel’s independence. I will break its military power in the Jezreel Valley.”

Soon Gomer became pregnant again and gave birth to a daughter. And the Lord said to Hosea, “Name your daughter Lo-ruhamah—‘Not loved’—for I will no longer show love to the people of Israel or forgive them. But I will show love to the people of Judah. I will free them from their enemies—not with weapons and armies or horses and charioteers, but by my power as the Lord their God.”

After Gomer had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she again became pregnant and gave birth to a second son. And the Lord said, “Name him Lo-ammi—‘Not my people’—for Israel is not my people, and I am not their God.

10 [c]“Yet the time will come when Israel’s people will be like the sands of the seashore—too many to count! Then, at the place where they were told, ‘You are not my people,’ it will be said, ‘You are children of the living God.’ 11 Then the people of Judah and Israel will unite together. They will choose one leader for themselves, and they will return from exile together. What a day that will be—the day of Jezreel[d]—when God will again plant his people in his land.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 Hebrew Joash, a variant spelling of Jehoash.
  2. 1:2 Or a promiscuous woman.
  3. 1:10 Verses 1:10-11 are numbered 2:1-2 in Hebrew text.
  4. 1:11 Jezreel means “God plants.”

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Koseya 1

1Buno bwe bubaka bwa Mukama bwe yawa Koseya mutabani wa Beeri mu mulembe gwa Uzziya, n’ogwa Yosamu, n’ogwa Akazi n’ogwa Keezeekiya, nga be bakabaka ba Yuda, ne mu mulembe gwa Yerobowaamu mutabani wa Yowaasi, nga ye kabaka wa Isirayiri.

Koseya Afuna Amaka

Awo Mukama bwe yasooka okwogera eri Koseya, yamulagira nti, “Ggenda owase omukazi malaaya, omuzaalemu abaana, era banaayitibwanga abaana aboobwamalaaya, kubanga ensi eyitirizza okukola ekibi eky’obwenzi, n’eva ku Mukama.” Awo n’awasa Gomeri muwala wa Dibulayimu, n’aba olubuto, n’amuzaalira omwana wabulenzi.

Mukama n’agamba Koseya nti, “Mmutuume erinnya Yezuleeri, kubanga nnaatera okubonereza ennyumba ya Yeeku, olw’okuyiwa omusaayi gw’abantu ab’e Yezuleeri, era ndimalawo obwakabaka bwa Isirayiri. Ku lunaku olwo omutego gwa Isirayiri ndigumenyera mu Kiwonvu kya Yezuleeri.”

Gomeri n’aba olubuto olulala, n’azaala omwana wabuwala. Mukama n’agamba Koseya nti, “Mmutuume erinnya Lolukama, kubanga ennyumba ya Isirayiri ndiba sikyagyagala, si kulwa nga mbasonyiwa. Naye ab’ennyumba ya Yuda ndibaagala, era ndibalokola, si na kasaale, newaakubadde ekitala, newaakubadde entalo, newaakubadde embalaasi newaakubadde abeebagala embalaasi, wabula nze kennyini Mukama Katonda waabwe nze ndibaagala era ne mbalokola.”

Awo Gomeri bwe yamala okuggya Lolukama ku mabeere, n’aba olubuto olulala n’azaala omwana wabulenzi. Mukama n’ayogera nti, “Mmutuume erinnya Lowami, kubanga temukyali bantu bange, nange sikyali Katonda wammwe.

10 “Naye ekiseera kirituuka abantu ba Isirayiri ne baba bangi ng’omusenyu ogw’oku nnyanja, ogutayinzika kupimibwa newaakubadde okubalibwa olw’obungi bwagwo. Mu kifo ky’okuyitibwa abatali bantu bange, baliyitibwa, baana ba Katonda omulamu. 11 Abantu ba Yuda baliddamu okwegatta n’abantu ba Isirayiri ne beerondamu omukulembeze, ne bava mu buwaŋŋanguse, era olunaku lwa Yezuleeri luliba lukulu.”