Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD.
If a man
But thou hast
If a man
When a man taketh a woman, and marrieth her, then shall it be, if she find not favour in his eyes, because he hath found in her some matter of shame, that he shall write her a scroll of divorcement, and put it into her hand, and shall send her forth, out of his house.
Shall not that
Yea though it had come to pass that through the levity of her unchastity, she had defiled the land, - and committed adultery with Stone and with Tree,
Then brought I you into a country of garden land, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof, - and yet when ye entered, then defiled ye my land, and mine inheritance, ye made an abomination
Do not make yourselves unclean in any of these things, - For in all these things, have the nations made themselves unclean, whom, I, am sending out from before you.
Yea the earth itself is profaned under them who dwell therein, - For they have Set aside laws, Gone beyond statute, Broken an age-abiding covenant.
Arise ye and depart, for, this, is not the place of rest, - Because it is defiled, it shall make desolate with a desolation that is ruthless.
But thou hast
For, in age-past time, I brake thy yoke, I tare off thy fetters, And thou saidst, I will not transgress, - Nevertheless, on every high hill, and under every green tree, wast thou lying down as an unchaste woman.
then shall they bring forth the damsel into the entrance of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die, because she hath wrought wickedness in Israel, by committing unchastity in her father's house, - so shalt thou consume the wicked thing out of thy midst.
And his concubine went astray against him, and departed from him, unto the house of her father, in Bethlehem-judah, - and remained there, the space of four months.
Then didst thou extend thine unchaste acts unto the sons of Egypt - thy neighbour great of flesh,- And caused thine unchaste ways to abound provoking me to anger.
And their names were Oholah the elder And Oholibah - her sister, And they became mine and hare sons and daughters,- And as for their names, Samaria was Oholah, And Jerusalem, was Oholibah.
The beginning of the word of Yahweh with Hosea, was, - that Yahweh said unto Hosea, Go take thee a woman of unchastity, and the children of unchastity, for, unchastely indeed, hath the land been going away from following Yahweh.
For their mother, hath been unchaste, and she that conceived them, hath caused shame, - for she said, Let me go after my lovers! who used to give my bread, and my water, my wool, and my flax, mine oil, and my drink.
Go, and proclaim these words, towards the North and say - Return! thou apostate - Israel, Urgeth Yahweh, I will not lower my face against you, - for full of lovingkindness, I am, Declareth Yahweh, I will not maintain mine anger unto times age-abiding.
If thou wilt return, O Israel, Declareth Yahweh, Unto me, mayst thou return, - And if thou wilt remove thine abominations from before me, Then shalt thou not become a wanderer.
Therefore shalt thou say unto them - Thus, saith Yahweh, Will men fall and not arise? Will one turn away, and not come back?
If thou shalt seek from thence, Yahweh thy God, then shalt thou find him, - when thou shalt search after him with all thy heart, and with all thy soul.
Seek Yahweh while he may be found, - Call ye upon him while he is near:
Say unto them, As I live, Declareth My Lord Yahweh, Surely, I can take no pleasure in the death of the lawless man, But that the lawless man turn from his way, and live,- Turn ye, turn ye, from your wicked ways, For wherefore should ye die. O house of Israel?
Return thou, O Israel, unto Yahweh thy God, - for thou hast stumbled by thine iniquity.
therefore shalt thou say unto them, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, Return ye unto me, urgeth Yahweh of hosts, - that I may return unto you, saith Yahweh of hosts.
And he used to long to be filled with the pods which the swine were eating; and, no man, was giving unto him.