The word of the Lord that came to Hosea the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahz, and Hezikiah, Kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Johash, King of Israel:
When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea: “Go, take to yourself a wife of harlotry and have children of harlotry, for the land commits great harlotry by forsaking the Lord.
So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; and she conceived and bore him a son.
And the Lord said to him, “Call his name ‘Jezreel’; for yet a little while, and I will punish the house of Jehu for the blood of Jezreel, and I will put an end to the house of Israel. And on that day I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel.”
She conceived again and bore a daughter. And the Lord said to him, “Call her name ‘Not Pitied’, for I will no more have pity on the house of Israel, to forgive them at all. [“But I will have pity on the House of Judah, and I will deliver them by the Lord their God; I will not deliver them by bow, nor by sword, nor by war, nor by horses, nor by horsemen.” This comes next, but in my Oxford Annotated is said to be “a later addition.”]”
When she had weaned ‘Not Pitied,’ she conceived and bore a son. And the Lord said, “Call his name ‘Not My People,’ for you are not my people, and I am not your god.”
Yet the number of the people of Israel shall be like the sand of the sea, which can neither be measured nor numbered; and in the place where it was said to them, “You are not my people,” it shall be said to them, “Children of the Living God.” And the people of Judah and the people of Israel shall be gathered together, and they shall appoint to themselves one head; and they shall take possession of the land, for great shall be the day of Jezreel.”