In chapter 2, it is interpreted to show God and his unfaithful people
¶ Then said the LORD unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her
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.
2 So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley:
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.
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to the love Redemption to full status.
1 - Children [sons] of Israel A symbol for all of God's true people.
1 - Flagons of wine or "raisin cakes." Physical gratification loved more than God.
2 - We were redeemed by the blood of Calvary.
3 - Not me ... for another Not for another man. God has redeemed us from Satan.
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:
5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.
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a king Redemption to God's plan in heaven will have to wait.
Then the promise of Christ taking David's throne will be fulfilled.
5 - Return of Israel This is not literal Israel any more than David will literally be king. je3009. David is a symbol or type of Christ ps110.
5 - Goodness Or His righteousness.
5 - Latter days The picture is of the final remnant re1217.