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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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Hosea 3:1-5

3  And Jehovah said to me “Again go love a woman loved by a paramour and living an adulterous life, as Jehovah loves the sons of Israel while they face toward other gods and love cakes of raisins.” 2  And I purchased her for fifteen shekels of silver and twelve bushels of barley, 3*  and said to her “You shall stay mine a long time, never be debauched nor let a man have you; and I on my part will give my attentions to you.” 4  For the sons of Israel shall stay a long time without king and without general and without sacrifice and without obelisk and without ephod and teraphim; 5  afterward the sons of Israel shall come back and look up their God Jehovah and their king David, and pay timid homage to Jehovah and his goodness in the future days.


3:3 Or stay a long time for me