So he married Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.
Then the LORD said to Hosea, “Call him Jezreel, because I will soon punish the house of Jehu for the massacre at Jezreel, and I will put an end to the kingdom of Israel.
In that day I will break Israel’s bow in the Valley of Jezreel.”
Gomer conceived again and gave birth to a daughter. Then the LORD said to Hosea, “Call her Lo-Ruhamah (which means “not loved”), for I will no longer show love to Israel, that I should at all forgive them.
Yet I will show love to Judah; and I will save them—not by bow, sword or battle, or by horses and horsemen, but I, the LORD their God, will save them.”
After she had weaned Lo-Ruhamah, Gomer had another son.
Then the LORD said, “Call him Lo-Ammi (which means “not my people”), for you are not my people, and I am not your God.
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