Detailed outline of the Book of Hosea

  1. Superscription (1:1)
  2. The Unfaithful Wife and the Faithful Husband (1:2—3:5)
    1. The Children as Signs (1:2—2:1)
    2. The Unfaithful Wife (2:2–23)
      1. The Lord’s judgment of Israel (2:2–13)
      2. The Lord’s restoration of Israel (2:14–23)
    3. The Faithful Husband (ch. 3)
  3. The Unfaithful Nation and the Faithful God (chs. 4–14)
    1. Israel’s Unfaithfulness (4:1—6:3)
      1. The general charge (4:1–3)
      2. The cause declared and the results described (4:4–19)
      3. A special message to the people and leaders (ch. 5)
      4. The people’s sorrowful plea (6:1–3)
    2. Israel’s Punishment (6:4—10:15)
      1. The case stated (6:4—7:16)
      2. The judgment pronounced (chs. 8–9)
      3. Summary and appeal (ch. 10)
    3. The Lord’s Faithful Love (chs. 11–14)
      1. The Lord’s fatherly love (11:1–11)
      2. Israel’s punishment for unfaithfulness (11:12—13:16)
      3. Israel’s restoration after repentance (ch. 14)
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