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.”+ 2 And I proceeded to purchase her for myself for fifteen silver [pieces]+ and a hoʹmer measure* of barley and a half-hoʹmer* of barley. 3 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.” 4 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 ephʹod+ and teraphim.+ 5 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.+
^ “Loved by a companion,” MVg; LXXSy, “loving bad things.”
^ Or, “and committing marital sexual unfaithfulness.” Heb., u·mena·ʼaʹpheth; Gr., moi·kha·linʹ; Lat., a·dulʹte·ram. See Mt 5:32 ftn, “Adultery.”
^ “Gods.” Heb., ʼelo·himʹ.
^ About 220 L (200 dry qt).
^ “And a half-homer.” Heb., weleʹthekh.
^ “For another man,” LXX; M(Heb., leʼishʹ)SyVg, “to a man.”
^ “Their God.” Heb., ʼElo·heh·hemʹ.