Hosea’s Reconciliation With His Wife
3:1 Then said the LORD unto me, Go yet, love a woman
beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the
love of the LORD toward the children of Israel, who look to
other gods, and love flagons of wine.
3:2 So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and
for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley:
3:3 And I said unto her, Thou shalt abide for me many days;
thou shalt not play the harlot, and thou shalt not be for
another man: so will I also be for thee.
3:4 For the children of Israel shall abide many days
without a king, and without a prince, and without a
sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and
3:5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek
the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the
LORD and his goodness in the latter days.