Hosea 1

Hosea 1 1 The Lord gave this message to Hosea son of Beeri during the years when Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah were kings of Judah, and Jeroboam son of Jehoash[a] was king of Israel. Hosea’s Wife and Children  2 When the Lord first began speaking to Israel...

Hosea 2

Hosea 2 1 2:1 [a]“In that day you will call your brothers Ammi—‘My people.’ And you will call your sisters Ruhamah—‘The ones I love.’ Charges against an Unfaithful Wife  2 “But now bring charges against Israel—your mother—       for she is no longer my wife,       and...

Hosea 3

Hosea 3 Hosea’s Wife Is Redeemed  1 Then the Lord said to me, “Go and love your wife again, even though she[a] commits adultery with another lover. This will illustrate that the Lord still loves Israel, even though the people have turned to other gods and love to...

Hosea 4

Hosea 4 The Lord’s Case against Israel  1 Hear the word of the Lord, O people of Israel!       The Lord has brought charges against you, saying:    “There is no faithfulness, no kindness,       no knowledge of God in your land.  2 You make vows and break them;...

Hosea 5

Hosea 5 The Failure of Israel’s Leaders  1 “Hear this, you priests.       Pay attention, you leaders of Israel.    Listen, you members of the royal family.       Judgment has been handed down against you.    For you have led the people into a snare       by worshiping...

Hosea 6

Hosea 6 A Call to Repentance  1 “Come, let us return to the Lord.    He has torn us to pieces;       now he will heal us.    He has injured us;       now he will bandage our wounds.  2 In just a short time he will restore us,       so that we may live in his presence....

Hosea 7

Hosea 7 Israel’s Love for Wickedness  1 “I want to heal Israel,[a] but its sins are too great.       Samaria is filled with liars.    Thieves are on the inside       and bandits on the outside!  2 Its people don’t realize       that I am watching them.    Their sinful...

Hosea 8

Hosea 8 Israel Harvests the Whirlwind  1 “Sound the alarm!       The enemy descends like an eagle on the people of the Lord,    for they have broken my covenant       and revolted against my law.  2 Now Israel pleads with me,       ‘Help us, for you are our God!’  3...

Hosea 9

Hosea 9 Hosea Announces Israel’s Punishment  1 O people of Israel,       do not rejoice as other nations do.    For you have been unfaithful to your God,       hiring yourselves out like prostitutes,       worshiping other gods on every threshing floor.  2 So now your...

Hosea 10

Hosea 10 The Lord’s Judgment against Israel  1 How prosperous Israel is—       a luxuriant vine loaded with fruit.    But the richer the people get,       the more pagan altars they build.    The more bountiful their harvests,       the more beautiful their sacred...

Hosea 11

Hosea 11 The Lord’s Love for Israel  1 “When Israel was a child, I loved him,       and I called my son out of Egypt.  2 But the more I[a] called to him,       the farther he moved from me,    offering sacrifices to the images of Baal       and burning incense to...

Hosea 12

Hosea 12 1 [a] The people of Israel[b] feed on the wind;       they chase after the east wind all day long.    They pile up lies and violence;       they are making an alliance with Assyria       while sending olive oil to buy support from Egypt.  2 Now the Lord is...

Hosea 13

Hosea 13 The Lord’s Anger against Israel  1 When the tribe of Ephraim spoke,       the people shook with fear,       for that tribe was important in Israel.    But the people of Ephraim sinned by worshiping Baal       and thus sealed their destruction.  2 Now they...

Hosea 14

Hosea 14 Healing for the Repentant  1 Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God,       for your sins have brought you down.  2 Bring your confessions, and return to the Lord.       Say to him,    “Forgive all our sins and graciously receive us,       so that we may offer...