Hosea 3:1-5, NLT
Hosea’s Wife Is Redeemed
1Then the Lord said to me, “Go and love your wife again, even though she*3:1a Or Go and love a woman who. commits adultery with another lover. This will illustrate that the Lord still loves Israel, even though the people have turned to other gods and love to worship them.*3:1b Hebrew love their raisin cakes.”
2So I bought her back for fifteen pieces of silver*3:2a Hebrew 15 [shekels] of silver, about 6 ounces or 171 grams in weight. and five bushels of barley and a measure of wine.*3:2b As in Greek version, which reads a homer of barley and a wineskin full of wine; Hebrew reads a homer [5 bushels or 220 liters] of barley and a lethek [2.5 bushels or 110 liters] of barley.
4This shows that Israel will go a long time without a king or prince, and without sacrifices, sacred pillars, priests,*3:4 Hebrew ephod, the vest worn by the priest. or even idols!