The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
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.
HOS 3:2 So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an
homer of barley, and an half homer of barley:
HOS 3:3 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.
HOS 3:4 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:
HOS 3:5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the
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