1. Yahweh said to me, "Welcome once more this woman who makes love to others. Love her just as Yahweh loves his people who turn to other gods and offer raisin cakes to them."
2. So I bought her for fifteen pieces of silver and a whole measure of barley.
3. Then I said to her, "You shall stay here with me many days without giving yourself to anyone and without deserting me for another man. And I too will stand aloof."
4. For the people of Israel shall be for many days without king or ruler, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, without divination or household idol.
5. Then the people of Israel shall turn back, looking for Yahweh, their God, and for David, their king. In the last days they will come respectfully to Yahweh and to his blessings.