Hosea 1

1 The word of יהוה that came unto N55Hoshea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziyahu, Yotam, Achaz, and Hezekiah (Chizqiyahu), kings of Judah (Yehudah), and in the days of Jeroboam (Yarovam) the son of Yoash, king of Yisrael.

2 The beginning of the word of יהוה by Hoshea. And יהוה said to Hoshea: “Go, take unto you a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from יהוה.

3 So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; who conceived, and bare him a son.

4 And יהוה said unto him, “Call his name Yizreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Yizreel upon the house of Yehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Yisrael.

5 And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow of Yisrael in the valley of Yizreel.

6 And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And God (Elohim) said unto him, “Call her name Lo-Ruhamah, for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Yisrael, but I will utterly take them away.

7 But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah (Yehudah), and will save them by יהוה their God (Elohim), 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.

9 Then said God (Elohim): “Call his name Lo-Ammi, for you are not My people, and I will not become your God (Elohim).

10 Yet the number of the children of Yisrael 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, ‘You are not My people,’ there it shall be said unto them, ‘You are the sons of the living God (El chai).’

11 Then shall the children of Judah (Yehudah) and the children of Yisrael be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land; for great shall be the day of Yizreel!