Symbols of Sin andJudgment: The Prostitute andHerChildren
The Restoration ofIsrael
Idolatrous IsraelWillBe Punished Likea Prostitute
The Lord’s Discipline WillBring Israel Back
Agricultural Fertility Withdrawn from Israel
Future Repentance and Restoration of Israel
New Covenant Relationship with Repentant Israel
Agricultural Fertility Restored tothe Repentant Nation
The Lord’s Dispute againstthe Sinful Priesthood
Judgment of Pagan Idolatry and Cultic Prostitution
Warning to Judah: Do NotJoinin Israel’s Apostasy!
The Shameful Sinners Will Be Brought to Shame
The Futility of Sacrificial Ritual without Moral Obedience
The Prophet’s Declaration of Judgment
The Oppressors ofthe Helpless WillBe Oppressed
The Curse ofthe Incurable Wound
The Lion Will Carry Israel OffInto Exile
Transitory Faithfulness and Imminent Judgment
Indictments Against the Cities of Israel and Judah
If IsraelWouldRepentof Sin, God WouldRelentof Judgment
Political Intrigue and Conspiracy inthe Palace
Israel Lacks Discernment and Refuses to Repent
IsraelTurnsto Assyria and Egypt forHelp
IsraelHasTurned Away fromthe Lord
The Political and Cultic Sin ofIsrael
The Fertility Cultists WillBecome Infertile
The Willful Donkey andthe Wanton Harlot
Sacrifices Ineffective without Moral Obedience
Assyrian Exile Will Reverse the Egyptian Exodus
No Escape forthe Israelites ThisTime!
Israel Rejects Hosea’s Prophetic Exhortations
The Best of Times, the Worst of Times
The Fertility Worshipers WillBecome Infertile
The Lord Will Punish Israel by Removing Its Kings
The Calf Idol and Idolaters of Samaria WillBe Exiled
Failure to Learn fromtheSinand Judgment of Gibeah
Fertility Imagery: Plowing, Sowing, and Reaping
Bethel WillBeDestroyedLike Beth Arbel
The Divine Dilemma: Judgment or Mercy?
GodWillRestorethe Exiles to Israel
God’s Lawsuit against Israel: Breach of Covenant
Israel Must Return tothe God of Jacob
TheLord Refutes Israel’s False Claim of Innocence
Jacob in Aram, Israel in Egypt, and Ephraim in Trouble
Well-Fed Israel WillBe Fed to Wild Animals
Israel’s King Unable to Deliver the Nation
Israel’s Punishment Will Not Be Withheld Much Longer
The Lord WillNot Relent fromthe Threatened Judgment
The Capital ofthe Northern Empire WillBe Destroyed
Divine PromisetoRelentfromJudgmentandtoRestore Blessings
Concluding Exhortation