In Romans 9:25 Paul quotes Hosea 2:23 , and in Romans 9:26 he quotes Hosea 1:10 . The background is that God instructed Hosea to take “a wife of whoredoms” ( Hos. 1:2 ) as an illustration of God’s relationship with Israel, because the nation had gone after strange gods. Image © Rolf Jansson from GoodSalt.com The children born to this marriage were given names signifying God’s rejection and punishment of idolatrous Israel.
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