1 Then said יהוה unto me, “Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of יהוה toward the children of Yisrael, who look to other gods (elohim), and love flagons of wine.”
2 So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for a homer of barley, and a half homer of barley.
3 And I said unto her, “You shalt abide for me many days; you shalt not play the harlot, and you shalt not be for another man; so will I also be for you.”
4 For the children of Yisrael shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim.
5 Afterward shall the children of Yisrael return, and seek יהוה their God (Elohim), and Dawid their king; and shall fear יהוה and His goodness in the latter days.