Chapter 3

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

 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.

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

 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.

 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:

 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.