For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host: and they said one to another, Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us.
until Jehovah removed Israel out of his sight, as he spake by all his servants the prophets. So Israel was carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day.
So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; and she conceived, and bare him a son.
And (Jehovah) said, Call his name Lo-ammi; for ye are not my people, and I will not be your (God).
Yea, upon her children will I have no mercy; for they are children of whoredom;
who in time past were no people, but now are the people of God: who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.