Hosea 1

1 The word of the Lord that came to Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam, the son of Joash, king of Israel. 2 The beginning of the Lord’s conversation with Hosea. And the Lord said to Hosea: “Go, […]

Hosea 2

1 “Say to your brothers, ‘You are my people,’ and to your sister, ‘You have obtained mercy.’ 2 Judge your mother, judge: for she is not my wife, and I am not her husband. Let her remove her fornications from before her face and her adulteries from between her breasts. 3 Otherwise, I may expose […]

Hosea 3

1 And the Lord said to me: “Go yet again, and love a woman, beloved by a friend, yet an adulteress, for so does the Lord love the sons of Israel, yet they look to strange gods, and love the seeds of grapes.” 2 And I contracted her to me for fifteen silver coins, and […]

Hosea 4

1 Listen to the word of the Lord, sons of Israel, for the Lord is judge of the inhabitants of the land. Yet there is no truth, and there is no mercy, and there is no knowledge of God, in the land. 2 Slander, and lying, and killing, and theft, and adultery have overflowed, and […]

Hosea 5

1 Hear this, priests, and pay attention, house of Israel, and listen closely, house of the king. For there is a judgment against you, because you have become a trap for those you watched over, and a net stretched out over Tabor. 2 And you have led astray victims into the depths, though I am […]

Hosea 6

1 In their tribulation, they will arise early to me. Come, let us return to the Lord. 2 For he has seized us, and he will heal us. He will strike, and he will cure us. 3 He will revive us after two days; on the third day he will raise us up, and we […]

Hosea 7

1 When I was willing to heal Israel, the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the malice of Samaria, for they had been manufacturing lies. And the thief steals from inside, the robber from outside. 2 And, so that they may not say in their hearts that I am the one who has called to […]

Hosea 8

1 Let there be a trumpet in your throat, like an eagle over the house of the Lord, on behalf of those who have transgressed my covenant and violated my law. 2 They will call on me: “O my God, we, Israel, know you.” 3 Israel has thrown away goodness; the enemy will overtake him. […]

Hosea 9

1 Do not choose to rejoice, Israel; do not celebrate as the crowds do. For you have been committing fornication against your God; you have loved a prize upon every threshing floor of wheat. 2 The threshing floor and the oil press will not feed them, and the wine will deceive them. 3 They will […]

Hosea 10

1 Israel is a leafy vine, its fruit has been suitable to him. According to the multitude of his fruit, he has multiplied altars; according to the fertility of his land, he has abounded with graven images. 2 His heart has been divided, so now they will cross the divide. He will break apart their […]