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Passage: Hosea 1:2-2:1

Hosea 1:2-2:1 – Hosea’s Family Life

Summary

Hosea's family life serves as a symbol of God's relationship with an unfaithful people.

Analysis

Hosea marries Gomer, an unfaithful woman, to symbolize that God is in a marriage-like relationship with the people, who are unfaithful to God. Hosea gives Gomer's three children names to symbolize God's judgment of the people, but Hosea later changes the names and their meanings to promise hope.