King James Bible - Old Testament Hosea
Hosea was a prophet. God told him to take a wife from the harlots, with whom he had sons. One was Jezreel. God promised great days for this son. Hosea redeemed an adulteress. He told the people to hearken to the way of God. He called the priests to recognize the ruin of Judah.
"Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days he will revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth." Hosea: 6:1-3
He called the people to repent and said he would heal them if they heeded his words. He predicted that Israel would cry out and reap the penalties of their sins. They were found like wild cattle and cultivated by God. He explained that Israel is an empty vine. The tribes have sown wickedness into the earth. God reared Israel and it turned from His ways. He led them out of Egypt but they provoked His anger. They sin by worshiping other gods. Those other gods will not save them. God would save the loyal.