Waiting for Restoration
1Then the Lord said to me, “Go again; show love to a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, #Hs 1:2 just as the Lord loves the Israelites though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes.” #2Sm 6:191Ch 16:3Sg 2:5
2So I bought her for 15 shekels of silver and five bushels of barley. # LXX reads barley and a measure of wine # Lit silver, a homer of barley, and a lethek of barley #Ru 4:10 3I said to her, “You must live with me many days. Don’t be promiscuous or belong to any man, and I will act the same way toward you.”
4For the Israelites must live many days without king or prince, #Hs 13:10-11 without sacrifice #Dn 9:27|NoBook| 11:31|NoBook| 12:11Hs 2:11 or sacred pillar, #Hs 10:1-2 and without ephod #Ex 28:4-121Sm 23:9-12 or household idols. #Gn 31:19Jdg 17:5|NoBook| 18:14 5Afterward, the people of Israel will return #Jr 50:4-5 and seek the Lord their God and David their king. #Is 11:1-10Jr 23:5-633:15-16Ezk 34:24Rm 11:23 They will come with awe to the Lord #Jr 31:9 and to His goodness in the last days.