Thomson(i) 1 A word of the Lord which came to Hosea the son of Beeri in the days of Ozias and Joatham and Achaz and Ezekias kings of Juda, and in the days of Jeroboam son of Joas king of Israel. 2 The beginning of the word of the Lord by Hosea. When the Lord said to Hosea, "Go, take thee a wife of whoredom, and children of whoredoms, since the land is going and will go a whoring from the Lord;" 3 He then went and took Gomer a daughter of Debelaim: and when she conceived and bore him a son, 4 the Lord said to him, "Call his name Jezrael; for yet a little while and I will avenge the blood of Jezrael on the house of Jehu, and cause the kingdom of the house of Israel to cease. 5 And it shall come to pass in that day that I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezrael." 6 And when she conceived again and bore a daughter, he said to him, "Call her name, Not compassionated; for I will no longer continue to have compassion on the house of Israel, but will set myself against them. 7 But on the children of Juda I will have compassion and I will save them by the Lord their God, and will not save them by bow nor by sword nor by battle nor by horses nor by horsemen." 8 And when she had weaned "Not compassionated", she conceived again and bore a son, 9 and he said, "Call his name "Not my people", since you are not my people and I am not your God." 10 [Now the number of the children of Israel was like the sand of the sea which cannot be measured nor counted.] "But it shall come to pass that in the place where it was said to them, " You are not my people, " they shall be called children of the Living God, 11 and the children of Juda and the children of Israel shall be gathered together and shall appoint for themselves one head and come up out of the land. Because great will be the day of Jezrael;