هُوشَع 3

وَقَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِي: «ٱذْهَبْ أَيْضًا أَحْبِبِ ٱمْرَأَةً حَبِيبَةَ صَاحِبٍ وَزَانِيَةً، كَمَحَبَّةِ ٱلرَّبِّ لِبَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ وَهُمْ مُلْتَفِتُونَ إِلَى آلِهَةٍ أُخْرَى وَمُحِبُّونَ لِأَقْرَاصِ ٱلزَّبِيبِ». ١ 1
Yahweh said to me, “Go again, love a woman, loved by her husband, but who is an adulteress. Love her just as I, Yahweh, love the people of Israel, although they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes.”
فَٱشْتَرَيْتُهَا لِنَفْسِي بِخَمْسَةَ عَشَرَ شَاقِلَ فِضَّةٍ وَبِحُومَرَ وَلَثَكِ شَعِيرٍ. ٢ 2
So I bought her for myself for fifteen pieces of silver and a homer and a lethek of barley.
وَقُلْتُ لَهَا: «تَقْعُدِينَ أَيَّامًا كَثِيرَةً لَا تَزْنِي وَلَا تَكُونِي لِرَجُلٍ، وَأَنَا كَذَلِكَ لَكِ». ٣ 3
I said to her, “You must live with me many days. You will not be a prostitute or belong to any other man. In the same way, I will be with you.”
لِأَنَّ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ سَيَقْعُدُونَ أَيَّامًا كَثِيرَةً بِلَا مَلِكٍ، وَبِلَا رَئِيسٍ، وَبِلَا ذَبِيحَةٍ، وَبِلَا تِمْثَالٍ، وَبِلَا أَفُودٍ وَتَرَافِيمَ. ٤ 4
For the people of Israel will live for many days without a king, prince, sacrifice, stone pillar, ephod or household idols.
بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ يَعُودُ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ وَيَطْلُبُونَ ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَهُمْ وَدَاوُدَ مَلِكَهُمْ، وَيَفْزَعُونَ إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ وَإِلَى جُودِهِ فِي آخِرِ ٱلْأَيَّامِ. ٥ 5
Afterward the people of Israel will return and seek Yahweh their God and David their king, and in the last days, they will come trembling before Yahweh and his goodness.