Hosea 1:6

6 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.

Read Hosea 1:6 Using Other Translations

And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And God said unto him, Call her name Loruhamah: for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away.
She conceived again and bore a daughter. And the LORD said to him, "Call her name No Mercy, for I will no more have mercy on the house of Israel, to forgive them at all.
Soon Gomer became pregnant again and gave birth to a daughter. And the LORD said to Hosea, “Name your daughter Lo-ruhamah—‘Not loved’—for I will no longer show love to the people of Israel or forgive them.

What does Hosea 1:6 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Hosea 1:6

And she conceived again, and bare a daughter
One of the weaker sex; denoting the weaker state of the kingdom of Israel after Jeroboam, as Kimchi thinks; Zachariah his son reigning but six months, and Shallum the son of Jabesh, his successor, reigned but one month, ( 2 Kings 15:8 2 Kings 15:13 ) :

and God said unto him, call her name Loruhamah;
which signifies, "she hath not obtained mercy": and what follows explains it to the same sense. The Targum is,

``and they added and did evil works; and he said unto him call their name, who obtained not mercy by their works:''

for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel;
as he had heretofore, sparing them time after time, though they continued to sin against him; but now he would spare them no longer, but deliver them up into the hands of their enemies, as he did a part of them, first into the hands of Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and then to Shalmaneser, ( 2 Kings 15:29 ) ( 2 Kings 17:3 2 Kings 17:6 ) , otherwise, in the latter day, mercy will be shown them again, especially in a spiritual way, when they shall be converted, and believe in Christ, and all Israel shall be saved, as well as possess their own land again; see ( Hosea 1:10 Hosea 1:11 ) ( Romans 11:26 ) : but I will utterly take them away;
out of their land, from being a kingdom and nation, which was done by Shalmaneser, another king of Assyria, ( 2 Kings 17:6 ) , or, "bringing I will bring into them", or "against them" F23; that is, an enemy, the same king of Assyria: or, "but forgetting I will forget them" F24, as some render it, and remember them no more, till the fulness of time comes: or, "through pardoning I have pardoned", or "spared them" F25; that is, in times past. The Targum is,

``but if they return, pardoning I will pardon them;''

which will be done in the latter day.


FOOTNOTES:

F23 (Mhl ava avn) "adducendo adducam contra cos", Munster; "importando importabo eis", Drusius; so Kimchi and Ben Melech.
F24 "Obliviscendo obliviscar eorum", V. L. Pagninus.
F25 "Quamvis omnino condonaverim eis", Piscator; "quamvis haetenus condonando condonaverim eis", so some in Drusius.

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