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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Hosea 3:1-5

3  And Jehovah went on to say to me: “Go once again, love a woman loved by a companion*+ and committing adultery,* as in the case of Jehovah’s love for the sons of Israel+ while they are turning to other gods*+ and are loving raisin cakes.”+  And I proceeded to purchase her for myself for fifteen silver [pieces]+ and a ho′mer measure* of barley and a half-ho′mer* of barley.  Then I said to her: “For many days you will dwell as mine.+ You must not commit fornication,+ and you must not come to belong to [another] man;*+ and I also will be for you.”  It is because for many days the sons of Israel will dwell without a king+ and without a prince and without a sacrifice+ and without a pillar and without an eph′od+ and teraphim.+  Afterwards the sons of Israel will come back and certainly look for Jehovah their God,*+ and for David their king;+ and they will certainly come quivering to Jehovah+ and to his goodness in the final part of the days.+

Footnotes

“Loved by a companion,” MVg; LXXSy, “loving bad things.”
Or, “and committing marital sexual unfaithfulness.” Heb., u·mena·ʼa′pheth; Gr., moi·kha·lin′; Lat., a·dul′te·ram. See Mt 5:32 ftn, “Adultery.”
“Gods.” Heb., ʼelo·him′.
About 220 L (200 dry qt).
“And a half-homer.” Heb., wele′thekh.
“For another man,” LXX; M(Heb., leʼish′)SyVg, “to a man.”
“Their God.” Heb., ʼElo·heh·hem′.