1 Then the LORD said to me, "Go again, love a woman who is loved by a a lover 1 and is committing adultery, just like the love of the LORD for the children of Israel, who look to other gods and love the raisin cakes of the pagans." 2 So I bought her for myself for fifteen shekels of silver, and one and one-half homers of barley. 3 And I said to her, "You shall b stay with me many days; you shall not play the harlot, nor shall you have a man - so, too, will I be toward you." 4 For the children of Israel shall abide many days c without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, without d ephod or e teraphim. 5 Afterward the children of Israel shall return and f seek the LORD their God and g David their king. They shall fear the LORD and His goodness in the h latter days.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.