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Song of Solomon
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1 Jehovah’s word that came to Hosea the son of
Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and
in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel. 2 When Jehovah
spoke at first by Hosea, Jehovah said to Hosea, “Go, take for yourself a wife
of prostitution and children of unfaithfulness; for the land commits great
adultery, forsaking Jehovah.”
3 So he went and took Gomer the daughter of
Diblaim; and she conceived, and bore him a son.
4 Jehovah said to him, “Call his name Jezreel;
for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel on the house of
Jehu, and will cause the kingdom of the house of Israel to cease. 5 It
will happen in that day that I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of
6 She conceived again, and bore a daughter.
Then he said to him, “Call her name Lo-Ruhamah; for I
will no longer have mercy on the house of Israel, that I should in any way
pardon them. 7 But I will have mercy on the house of Judah, and will save
them by Jehovah their God, and will not save them by bow, sword, battle,
horses, or horsemen.”
8 Now when she had weaned Lo-Ruhamah, she
conceived, and bore a son.
9 He said, “Call his name Lo-Ammi; for you are
not my people, and I will not be yours. 10 Yet the number of the children
of Israel will be as the sand of the sea, which can’t be measured nor numbered;
and it will come to pass that, in the place where it was said to them, ‘You are
not my people,’ they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’ 11 The
children of Judah and the children of Israel will be gathered together, and
they will appoint themselves one head, and will go up from the land; for great
will be the day of Jezreel.
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