1 The Lord said to me, "Go again and show your love for a woman who is committing adultery with a lover. You must love her just as I still love the people of Israel, even though they turn to other gods and like to take offerings of raisins to idols."

References for Hosea 3:1

    • a 3:1 - The Lord . . . again; [or] The Lord spoke to me again. He said, "Go . . ."
    • b 3:1 - offerings of raisins to idols: [Dried grapes were used in the worship of fertility gods, who were believed to give abundant harvests to their worshipers.]