- The LORD said to me, "Go, show your
love to your wife again, though she is loved by another and is an adulteress.
Love her as the LORD loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods
and love the sacred raisin cakes."
- So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver
and about a homer and a lethek of barley.
- Then I told her, "You are to live with
me many days; you must not be a prostitute or be intimate with any man, and
I will live with you."
- For the Israelites will live many days without
king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred stones, without ephod or idol.
- Afterward the Israelites will return and
seek the LORD their God and David their king. They will come trembling to
the LORD and to his blessings in the last days.