Hosea
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Hosea 3

(3:1-2) God tells Hosea to love an adulteress. (I thought he already did that in chapter 1.) In any case, Hosea buys (another?) one for a homer and a half of barley.

(3:1) "Then said the LORD unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress."
Is it wrong to commit adultery?

(3:2) "So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley."

3:1 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.
3:2 So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley:
3:3 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.
3:4 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:
3:5 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. (3:5) "Fear the Lord and his goodness in the latter days."
Should we fear God?
Why would anyone fear goodness?

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