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.
1Ɛberɛ a Usia, Yotam, Ahas ne Hesekia yɛ ahemfo wɔ Yuda, na Yoas babarima Yeroboam di ɔhene wɔ Israel no, Awurade de saa nsɛm yi baa Beeri babarima Hosea nkyɛn.
Hosea Yere Ne Ne Mma
2Ɛberɛ a Awurade dii ɛkan kasa faa Hosea so no, ɔka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Kɔware odwamanfoɔ,1.2 Kɔware odwamanfoɔ—Yei ne bɔne kɛseɛ a Onyankopɔn nam Hosea so bɔɔ Israelfoɔ kwaadu. na wo ne no nwo, ɛfiri sɛ ɔman no di adwamammɔ ho fɔ na wɔnam so atete wɔ ne Onyankopɔn ntam.” 3Enti, ɔwaree Diblaim babaa Gomer, na ɔnyinsɛnee, woo ɔbabarima maa no.
4Na Awurade ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “To ne din Yesreel,1.4 Yesreel. Asekyerɛ ne “Onyankopɔn na ɔdua.” ɛfiri sɛ, merebɛtwe ɔhene Yehu fie aso, de atua awudie a ɔdii wɔ Yesreel no so ka. Na mede Israel ahennie bɛba awieeɛ. 5Saa ɛda no, mɛbubu Israel tadua wɔ Yesreel bɔnhwa no mu.”
6Gomer nyinsɛnee bio, na ɔwoo ɔbabaa. Na Awurade ka kyerɛɛ Hosea sɛ, “To ne din Lo-ruhama ɛfiri sɛ, merenna me dɔ adi nkyerɛ Israelfoɔ mma bio, na meremfa wɔn ho nnkyɛ wɔn koraa. 7Nanso, mɛyi me dɔ akyerɛ Yudafoɔ. Me Awurade wɔn Onyankopɔn, mede me tumi bɛgye wɔn afiri wɔn atamfoɔ nsam a meremfa tadua, akofena anaa ɔko anaa apɔnkɔ ne apɔnkɔsotefoɔ.”
8Ɛberɛ a Gomer twaa Lo-ruhama nufoɔ akyi no, ɔwoo ɔba barima foforɔ. 9Na Awurade kaa sɛ, “To ne din Lo-ami, ɛfiri sɛ monnyɛ me nkurɔfoɔ na mennyɛ mo Onyankopɔn.
10“Nanso, Israelfoɔ bɛyɛ sɛ mpoano anwea a wɔntumi nkane wɔn. Beaeɛ a wɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, ‘Monnyɛ me nkurɔfoɔ’ no, wɔbɛka sɛ, ‘Moyɛ Onyankopɔn teasefoɔ mma.’ 11Na Yudafoɔ ne Israelfoɔ bɛka abɔ mu bio, na wɔbɛyi ɔkwankyerɛfoɔ baako ama wɔn, na wɔn nyinaa bɛsane afiri nnommum no mu aba. Saa ɛda no bɛyɛ da kɛseɛ ama Yesreel.”