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1:2 When Yahweh spoke at the first by Hosea, Yahweh said to Hosea, Go, take to you a wife of prostitution and children of prostitution; for the land does commit great prostitution, [departing] from Yahweh.
1:3 So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; and she conceived, and bore him a son.
1:4 Yahweh said to him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel on the house of Jehu, and will cause the kingdom of the house of Israel to cease.
1:6 She conceived again, and bore a daughter. [Yahweh] said to him, Call her name Look-ruhamah; for I will no more have mercy on the house of Israel, that I should in any wise pardon them.
1:8 Now when she had weaned Look-ruhamah, she conceived, and bore a son.
1:9 [Yahweh] said, Call his name Look-ammi; for you are not my people, and I will not be your [God].
1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which can`t be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass that, in the place where it was said to them, You are not my people, it shall be said to them, [You are] the sons of the living God.