Hosea 3:1-3

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Hosea’s Reconciliation With His Wife 1The LORD said to me, “Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another man and is an adulteress. Love her as the LORD loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes.” 2So I bought her for fifteen shekels That is, about 6 ounces or about 170 grams of silver and about a homer and a lethek A homer and a lethek possibly weighed about 430 pounds or about 195 kilograms. of barley.

3Then I told her, “You are to live with me many days; you must not be a prostitute or be intimate with any man, and I will behave the same way toward you.”