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1 Then 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. 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 seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.

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1 angela h = "God calls Hosea to "love" Gomer, not just take her back. He is to love her just as God loves the nation of Israel."
2 angela h = "This is the condition Israel is in now. The Jews have no king, no prince, and  no temple to offer sacrifice in."
3 angela h = "This verse refers to the millennium after the tribulation. Israel will accept Jesus as the Messiah and will worship Him."