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   Hosea  Chapter 3  NASB  (New American Standard '95)


1  Then the LORD said to me, "Go again, love a woman {who} is loved by {her} husband, yet an adulteress, even as the LORD loves the sons of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes."
2  So I bought her for myself for fifteen {shekels} of silver and a homer and a half of barley.
3  Then I said to her, "You shall stay with me for many days. You shall not play the harlot, nor shall you have a man; so I will also be toward you."
4  For the sons of Israel will remain for many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or {sacred} pillar and without ephod or household idols.
5  Afterward the sons of Israel will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king; and they will come trembling to the LORD and to His goodness in the last days.