Then the Lord said to me, “Go again, show love to this woman, who is loved by another, who commits adultery. Love her as the Lord loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods, and love the raisin cakes offered to idols.
So I redeemed her for fifteen pieces of silver and a homer and a lethek of barley. And I told her, “You must live with me for many days and you must not sleep around or marry another. And I will do the same for you.
And like this the Israelites will live for a long time without king and without prince, without sacrifice and without pillar, without ephod and without teraphim. Yet afterward the Israelites will return, and seek the Lord their God and their Davidic king, and in the days to come they will turn with awe to the Lord and his goodness.