said the LORD unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD toward
the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine.
2So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer
3And 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.
4For 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
5Afterward shall the children of
Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.