When the LORD began to speak through Hosea, the LORD said to him, "Go, marry a promiscuous9 woman and have children with her, for like an adulterous wife this land is guilty of unfaithfulness10 to the LORD."
Gomer14 conceived again and gave birth to a daughter. Then the LORD said to Hosea, "Call her Lo-Ruhamah (which means "not loved"),15 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 'children of the living God.'2223