Hosea Chapter 3
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 By the expiation of an adulteresse, 4 is shewed the desolation of Israel before their restauration.
Then said the Lord vnto me, Goe yet, loue a woman (beloued of her friend, yet an adulteresse) according to the loue of the Lord toward the children of Israel, who looke to other gods, and loue flagons of wine.1
So I bought her to me for fifteene pieces of siluer, and for an homer of barley and an halfe homer of barley.2
And I said vnto her, Thou shalt abide for me many dayes, thou shalt not play the harlot, & thou shalt not be for an other man, so will I also be for thee.3
For the children of Israel shall abide many dayes without a King, and without a Prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an Ephod, and without Teraphim.4
Afterward shall the children of Israel returne, and seeke the Lord their God, and Dauid their King, and shall feare the Lord, and his goodnesse in the latter dayes.5
Hosea Chapter 3 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Heb. of grapes.
2 Heb. lethech.
3 Deut.21. 3.
4 Heb. a standing or statue.
5 Ier.30. 9. ezech. 34.23. , Isai.2.1.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania