1The word of the Lord that came to Hosea, the son of Beeri, #Isa. 1:1; Amos 1:1; Mic. 1:1 in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of #2 Kgs. 14:23; 15:1Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.
Hosea’s Wife and Children
2When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, #[ch. 3:1] “Go, take to yourself a wife of whoredom and have #ch. 2:4 children of whoredom, for #[ch. 2:5]; See Ezek. 16:15the land commits great whoredom by forsaking the Lord.” 3So he went and took Gomer, the daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.
4And the Lord said to him, “Call his name Jezreel, for in just a little while #[2 Kgs. 10:11] I will punish the house of Jehu for the blood of Jezreel, and #[Amos 7:9]I will put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel. 5And on that day #[2 Kgs. 15:29] I will break the bow of Israel #Josh. 17:16; Judg. 6:33in the Valley of Jezreel.”
6She conceived again and bore a daughter. And the Lord said to him, #[ver. 9; ch. 2:1, 23; Rom. 9:25; 1 Pet. 2:10] “Call her name No Mercy,#1:6 Hebrew Lo-ruhama, which means she has not received mercy for #ch. 2:4; 2 Kgs. 17:6, 23I will no more have mercy on the house of Israel, to forgive them at all. 7But #[ch. 11:12; 2 Kgs. 19:35] I will have mercy on the house of Judah, and I will save them by the Lord their God. I #[ch. 2:18; Zech. 4:6; 9:10]will not save them by bow or by sword or by war or by horses or by horsemen.”
8When she had weaned No Mercy, she conceived and bore a son. 9And the Lord said, #ver. 4, 6 “Call his name Not My People,#1:9 Hebrew Lo-ammi, which means not my people for #ch. 2:23; [Lev. 26:12]you are not my people, and I am not your God.”#1:9 Hebrew I am not yours
10 # 1:10 Ch 2:1 in Hebrew Yet #[Ezek. 36:10, 37] the number of the children of Israel shall be #Gen. 22:17; See Gen. 13:16 like the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or numbered. #Cited Rom. 9:26 And #Isa. 62:4 in the place where it was said to them, #[See ver. 9 above] “You are not my people,” it shall be said to them, #Deut. 14:1; [2 Cor. 6:18] “Children#1:10 Or Sons of #Ps. 42:2; See Josh. 3:10the living God.” 11And #Isa. 11:12, 13; Jer. 3:18; 50:4; Ezek. 34:23; Zech. 10:6; See Ezek. 37:16-24 the children of Judah and the children of Israel shall be gathered together, and #[ch. 3:5]they shall appoint for themselves one head. And they shall go up from the land, for great shall be the day of Jezreel.