Chapter 3

Israel will seek the Lord, return to the Lord, and receive of His goodness in the latter days.

1 Then said the Lord unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an aadulteress, according to the love of the Lord toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love bflagons of wine.

2 So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley:

3 And I said unto her, Thou shalt abide for me many days; thou shalt not play the harlot, and thou shalt not be for another man: so will I also be for thee.

4 For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim:

5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and aseek the Lord their God, and bDavid their king; and shall fear the Lord and his goodness in the clatter days.