By the expiation of an adulteress,
Hosea 3:1 Then sayde the Lorde to me: Go yet thy waye, & vowe an aduouterous woman, whom thy neyghboure loueth, as the Lord doeth the children of Israell: how be it they haue respecte to straunge Goddes, and loue the wine kannes. Hosea 3:2 So I gat her for .xv. syluerlinges, & for an Homer & an halt of barley, Hosea 3:3 & sayde vnto her: Thou shalt bide wt me a long season: but se that thou playest not the harlot, and loke thou medle not with none other man, & then wyll I kepe my selfe for the.
is shewed the desolation of Israel before their restoration.
Hosea 3:4 Thus the children of Israell shall syt a great whyle without king and Prince, withoute offeringe and aulter, without prest and reuelacion. Hosea 3:5 But afterwarde shall the children of Israell conuerte, and seke the Lorde their God: and Dauid their kinge: & in the latter dayes, they shall worshyppe the Lorde, and hys louynge kindnesse.