Hosea 3
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Hosea’s Redemption of Gomer

1Then the LORD said to me, “Go again, love [a]a woman who is loved by her [b]husband, yet is committing adultery, as the LORD loves the sons of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love [c]raisin cakes.” 2So I purchased her for myself for fifteen shekels of silver, and a [d]homer and a [e]lethech of barley. 3Then I said to her, “You shall live with me for many days. You shall not play the prostitute, nor shall you have another man; so I will also be toward you.” 4For the sons of Israel will live for many days without a king or leader, without sacrifice or memorial stone, and without ephod or [f]household idols. 5Afterward the sons of Israel will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king; and they will come trembling to the LORD and to His goodness in the last days.

[a] 1 I.e., Gomer
[b] 1 Lit companion
[c] 1 Used in idolatry
[d] 2 About 7.7 cubic feet or 0.22 cubic meters
[e] 2 About 3.8 cubic feet or 0.11 cubic meters
[f] 4 Heb teraphim

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