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The LORD said to me, "Go, love your wife again as the LORD loves Israel." So I bought her back. For Israel will return to the LORD.
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The word "again" puzzles me. Either Hosea married a second wife, or I tend to believe, Chapter 3 is Hebrew Parallelism which is a retelling of the same story again (like the two creation accounts in Genesis).
V 2 So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver and about a homer and a lethek of barley.
Likewise those of us who come into a relationship with Him should always remember
1 Cor 6:20 ....you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
The price was His death on the cross.
The Lord convicts Hosea to redeem his wife and love the adulteress as he "loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love cakes of raisins." God shares that the children of Israel will dwell for many days but foreshadows that later they will fear him.