Hosea - Chapter 3 | King James Version (KJV)

  • 1. Then said the LORD unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of {cf15I her} friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine.
  • 2. So I bought her to me for fifteen {cf15I pieces} of silver, and {cf15I for} an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley:
  • 3. And I said unto her, Thou shalt abide for me many days; thou shalt not play the harlot, and thou shalt not be for {cf15I another} man: so {cf15I will} I also {cf15I be} for thee.
  • 4. For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and {cf15I without} teraphim:
  • 5. Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.