Hosea 9 – The Coming Exile

“Israel, do not rejoice jubilantly as the nations do, for you have acted promiscuously, leaving your God.  You have loved the wages of a prostitute on every grain-threshing floor…”

Hosea 9:1 (HCSB)


Hosea 4:15 – Warnings for Israel & Judah

“Israel, if you act promiscuously, don’t let Judah become guilty!  Do not go to Gilgal or make a pilgrimage to Beth-aven, and do not swear an oath: As the Lord lives!”

Hosea 4:15 (HCSB)


Hosea 4:1 – God’s Case Against Israel

“Hear the word of the Lord, people of Israel, for the Lord has a case against the inhabitants of the land: There is no truth, no faithful love, and no knowledge of God in the land!”

Hosea 4:1 (HCSB)


Hosea 2:14 – Israel’s Adultery Forgiven

“Therefore, I am going to persuade her, lead her to the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her. There I will give her vineyards back to her and make the Valley of Achore into a gateway of hope. There she will respond as she did in the days of her youth, as in the day she came out of the land of Egypt.”

Hosea 2:14-15 (HCSB)


Hosea 2:1 – Israel’s Adultery Rebuked

“Call your brothers: My People and your sisters: Compassion. Rebuke your mother; rebuke her.  For she is not My wife and I am not her husband.  Let her remove the promiscuous look from her face and her adultery from between her breasts.”

Hosea 2:1-2 (HCSB)


Hosea 1 – Hosea’s Marriage and Children

“The word of the Lord that came to Hosea son of Beeri during the reigns of Uzziah, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and of Jeroboam son of Jehoash, king of Israel.  When the Lord first spoke to Hosea, He said this to him: Go and marry a promiscuous wife and have children of promiscuity, for the land is committing blatant acts of promiscuity by abandoning the Lord.”

Hosea 1:1-2 (HCSB)