When the LORD began to speak through Hosea, the LORD said to him, "Go, take to yourself an adulterous9 wife and children of unfaithfulness, because the land is guilty of the vilest adultery10 in departing from the LORD."
Gomer14 conceived again and gave birth to a daughter. Then the LORD said to Hosea, "Call her Lo-Ruhamah,b15 for I will no longer show love to the house of Israel,16 that I should at all forgive them.
"Yet the Israelites will be like the sand on the seashore, which cannot be measured or counted.21 In the place where it was said to them, 'You are not my people,' they will be called 'sons of the living God.'2223