New International Version

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 Jehoash[a] 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.[b]

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.[c]

  1. Hosea 1:1 Hebrew Joash, a variant of Jehoash
  2. Hosea 1:9 Or your I am
  3. Hosea 1:11 In Hebrew texts 1:10,11 is numbered 2:1,2.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

何西阿书 1

1乌西雅、约坦、亚哈斯和希西迦做犹大王,约阿施的儿子耶罗波安做以色列王期间,耶和华将祂的话传给备利的儿子何西阿。

何西阿娶妓女为妻

耶和华首次向何西阿说话时,对他说:“你去娶一个妓女为妻,和她生养儿女,因为这片土地上的人极其淫乱,背弃了耶和华。” 于是,何西阿娶了滴拉音的女儿歌蜜为妻,她怀孕为他生了一个儿子。 耶和华对何西阿说:“给他取名叫耶斯列[a],因为再过不久,我就要因耶户家在耶斯列的屠杀而惩罚他们,消灭以色列国。 那时,我要在耶斯列平原折断以色列的弓。” 后来,歌蜜又怀孕生了一个女儿。耶和华对何西阿说:“给她取名叫罗·路哈玛[b],因为我将不再怜悯以色列家,也不再赦免他们的罪。 但我要怜悯犹大家,使他们依靠他们的上帝耶和华得到拯救,而不是依靠战弓、刀剑、马匹、骑兵和战争。” 罗·路哈玛断奶后,歌蜜又怀孕生了一个儿子。 耶和华说:“给他取名叫罗·阿米[c],因为以色列人不再是我的子民,我也不再是他们的上帝。

以色列的复兴

10 “然而,以色列的人数必像海沙一样量不尽、数不完。从前我在什么地方对他们说‘你们不是我的子民’,将来也要在那里对他们说‘你们是永活上帝的儿女’。 11 那时,犹大人和以色列人将被聚集起来,为自己选立一位首领,从流亡之地返回故乡,安居乐业。耶斯列的日子将是伟大的日子。

  1. 1:4 耶斯列”意思是“上帝撒种”。此处指上帝要像撒种一样驱散以色列人,但在1:11指上帝要赐福他们,就像撒种后获得了大丰收。
  2. 1:6 罗·路哈玛”意思是“不蒙怜悯”。
  3. 1:9 罗·阿米”意思是“不是我的子民”。