Hosea Chapter 1
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1 Hosea to shew Gods iudgement for spirituall whoredome, taketh Gomer, 4 and hath by her Iezreel, 6 Lo-ruhamah, 8 and Lo-ammi. 10 The restauration of Iudah and Israel.
2 The beginning of the word of the Lord by Hosea: and the Lord sayd to Hosea, Goe, take vnto thee a wife of whoredomes, and children of whoredomes: for the land hath committed great whoredome, departing from the Lord.
4 And the Lord said vnto him, Call his name Iezreel; for yet a little while, and I will auenge the blood of Iezreel vpon the house of Iehu, and will cause to cease the kingdome of the house of Israel.4
10 ¶ Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot bee measured nor numbred, and it shall come to passe, that in the place where it was said vnto them, Yee are not my people, there it shall be said vnto them, Ye are the sonnes of the liuing God.10
Hosea Chapter 1 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
4 Heb. visit.
6 That is, not hauing obtained mercie. , Heb. I will not adde any more to. , Or, that I should altogether pardon them.
9 That is, not my people.
10 Rom.9. 25,26. , Or, in stead of that.
11 Iere.3.18. ezek.34.37
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