|Israel looked to other gods, other ruling judges to decide right and wrong and rule over the people.|
|He equates this adultery with having "a king, and... a prince and ... a sacrifice, and... an image(as monument, or station), and ... an ephod(priestly garment, representative of an office), and .... teraphim(idolatry, idols, image(s), a giant or something associated with a remedy or healing)"|
|After they abstains from these systems that offer the wages of unrighteousness they can again return to the Lord.|
1 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.
4 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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