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....