3 Then Jehovah said to me: “Go once again, love the woman who is loved by another man and is committing adultery,+ just as Jehovah loves the people of Israel+ while they turn to other gods+ and love raisin cakes.”* 2 So I purchased her for myself for 15 silver pieces and a hoʹmer measure* and a half of barley. 3 Then I said to her: “You will remain mine for many days. You must not commit prostitution,* and you must not have relations with another man, and I will behave the same way toward you.”* 4 It is because for a long time* the people of Israel will dwell without a king,+ without a prince, without a sacrifice, without a pillar, and without an ephʹod+ and teraphim statues.*+ 5 Afterward the people of Israel will come back and look for Jehovah their God+ and for David their king,+ and they will come trembling to Jehovah and to his goodness in the final part of the days.+
^ That is, those used in false worship.
^ Or “engage in immorality (promiscuity).”
^ Or “I will not have relations with you.”
^ Lit., “many days.”
^ Or “household gods; idols.”