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Then said the LORD unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine.
2
So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley:
3
And I said unto her, Thou shalt abide for me many days;
thou shalt not play the harlot, and thou shalt not be for another man: so will I also be for thee.
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For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim:
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Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king;
and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.