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 whole land has been promiscuous by abandoning the Lord.
So he went and married Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.
Then the Lord said to him: Name him Jezreel, for in a little while I will avenge the bloodshed of Jezreel on the house of Jehua and put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel.
On that day I will break the bow of Israelb in the valley of Jezreel.c6
She conceived again and gave birth to a daughter, and the Lord said to him: Name her No Compassion,d for I will no longer have compassion on the house of Israel. I will certainly take them away.
But I will have compassion on the house of Judah, and I will deliver them by the Lord their God. I will not deliver them by bow, sword, or war, or by horses and cavalry.
After Gomer had weaned No Compassion, she conceived and gave birth to a son.
Then the Lord said: Name him Not My People,e for you are not My people, and I will not be your God.f10g Yet the number of the Israelites will be like the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or counted. And in the place where they were told: You are not My people, they will be called: Sons of the living God.h11
And the Judeans and the Israelites will be gathered together. They will appoint for themselves a single ruler, and go up fromi the land. For the day of Jezreel will be great.