Hosea 3

Hosea Redeems His Wife

1 Then the LORD said to me, "Go again, love a woman who is loved by a a lover 1 and is committing adultery, just like the love of the LORD for the children of Israel, who look to other gods and love the raisin cakes of the pagans." 2 So I bought her for myself for fifteen shekels of silver, and one and one-half homers of barley. 3 And I said to her, "You shall b stay with me many days; you shall not play the harlot, nor shall you have a man - so, too, will I be toward you." 4 For the children of Israel shall abide many days c without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, without d ephod or e teraphim. 5 Afterward the children of Israel shall return and f seek the LORD their God and g David their king. They shall fear the LORD and His goodness in the h latter days.

  1. Cross References
    Jeremiah 3:20
    Surely, as a wife treacherously departs from her husband, So have you dealt treacherously with Me, O house of Israel," says the LORD.
  2. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 21:13
    She shall put off the clothes of her captivity, remain in your house, and mourn her father and her mother a full month; after that you may go in to her and be her husband, and she shall be your wife.
  3. Cross References
    Hosea 10:3
    For now they say, "We have no king, Because we did not fear the LORD. And as for a king, what would he do for us?
  4. Cross References
    Exodus 28:4 - 12
    And these are the garments which they shall make: a breastplate, an ephod, a robe, a skillfully woven tunic, a turban, and a sash. So they shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother and his sons, that he may minister to Me as priest.
    1 Samuel 23:9 - 12
    When David knew that Saul plotted evil against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod here.
  5. Cross References
    Genesis 31:19
    Now Laban had gone to shear his sheep, and Rach...
    Genesis 31:34
    Now Rachel had taken the household idols, put t...
    Judges 17:5
    The man Micah had a shrine, and made an ephod a...
    Judges 18:14
    Then the five men who had gone to spy out the c...
    Judges 18:17
    Then the five men who had gone to spy out the l...
    1 Samuel 15:23
    For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And ...
  6. Cross References
    Jeremiah 50:4
    In those days and in that time," says the LORD, "The children of Israel shall come, They and the children of Judah together; With continual weeping they shall come, And seek the LORD their God.
  7. Cross References
    Jeremiah 30:9
    But they shall serve the LORD their God, And David their king, Whom I will raise up for them.
    Ezekiel 34:24
    And I, the LORD, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, the LORD, have spoken.
  8. Cross References
    Isaiah 2:2
    Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the LORD's house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it.
    Isaiah 2:3
    Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
    Jeremiah 31:9
    They shall come with weeping, And with supplications I will lead them. I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters, In a straight way in which they shall not stumble; For I am a Father to Israel, And Ephraim is My firstborn.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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