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.
11:1 Mik 1:1; Isa 1:1; 2Fal 13:13; 14:12; 1Nya 3:12-13; Yer 1:2; 2Fal 14:21Neno la Bwana lililomjia Hosea mwana wa Beeri wakati wa utawala wa Uzia, Yothamu, Ahazi na Hezekia, wafalme wa Yuda, na wakati wa utawala wa Yeroboamu mwana wa Yehoashi, mfalme wa Israeli.
Mke Wa Hosea Na Watoto
21:2 Amu 2:17; Yer 3:14; Hos 2:5; 3:1; Yer 3:1; Kum 31:16Wakati Bwana alipoanza kuzungumza kupitia Hosea, Bwana alimwambia, “Nenda ukajitwalie mwanamke wa uzinzi na watoto wa uzinzi, kwa sababu nchi ina hatia ya uzinzi wa kupindukia kwa kumwacha Bwana.” 31:3 Hos 1:6Kwa hiyo alimwoa Gomeri binti Diblaimu, naye akachukua mimba na kumzalia Hosea mwana.
41:4 1Sam 29:1; 1Fal 18:45; 2Fal 10:1-14; Hos 2:22Kisha Bwana akamwambia Hosea, “Mwite Yezreeli,1:4 Yezreeli maana yake Mungu hupanda. kwa kuwa kitambo kidogo nitaiadhibu nyumba ya Yehu kwa ajili ya mauaji ya kule Yezreeli, nami nitaukomesha ufalme wa Israeli. 51:5 Yos 15:56; 1Sam 29:1; 2Fal 15:29Katika siku ile nitavunja upinde wa Israeli katika Bonde la Yezreeli.”
61:6 Hos 2:4, 23; 1:6Gomeri akachukua tena mimba akamzaa binti. Kisha Bwana akamwambia Hosea, “Mwite Lo-Ruhama,1:6 Lo-Ruhama maana yake Sio mpenzi wangu. kwa maana sitaonyesha tena upendo kwa nyumba ya Israeli, kwamba nisije kabisa nikawasamehe. 71:7 Za 44:6; Zek 2:6Hata hivyo nitaonyesha upendo kwa nyumba ya Yuda, nami nitawaokoa si kwa upinde, upanga au vita, wala kwa farasi na wapanda farasi, bali kwa njia ya Bwana Mungu wao.”
8Baada ya Gomeri kumwachisha Lo-Ruhama kunyonya, Gomeri alipata mwana mwingine. 91:9 Eze 11:19-20; 1Pet 2:10Kisha Bwana akasema, “Mwite Lo-Ami1:9 Lo-Ami maana yake Sio watu wangu. kwa maana ninyi si watu wangu, nami si Mungu wenu.
101:10 Mwa 22:17; Yer 33:22; Rum 9:26; Hos 2:23; Hes 23:10; Yos 3:10“Hata hivyo Waisraeli watakuwa kama mchanga kando ya bahari, ambao hauwezi kupimika wala kuhesabiwa. Mahali pale walipoambiwa, ‘Ninyi si watu wangu,’ wao wataitwa ‘wana wa Mungu aliye hai.’ 111:11 Isa 11:12-13; Yer 23:5-8; 30:9; Eze 37:15-28Watu wa Yuda na watu wa Israeli wataunganishwa tena, nao watamchagua kiongozi mmoja nao watakwea watoke katika nchi, kwa kuwa siku ya Yezreeli itakuwa kuu sana.