Lo-Ammi

Hosea 1:9; Hosea 1:10; Hosea 2:23; Romans 11:29; Romans 9:26
Symbolical name of a son of Hosea, signifying “not my people” (Hos. 1:99Then said God, Call his name Lo-ammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God. (Hosea 1:9)). The same words occur in Hosea 1:1010Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God. (Hosea 1:10) and Hosea 2:2323And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God. (Hosea 2:23), but are there translated. Because of the sin of Israel they for a time are ostensibly not God’s people. God has not changed His purpose concerning His ancient people (Rom. 11:2929For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. (Romans 11:29)); He has only changed His manner toward them. Hosea 2:2323And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God. (Hosea 2:23) adds “I will say to them which were not My people, Thou art My people; and they shall say, Thou art My God.” This will be when God’s set time arrives for bringing them again into blessing. The wording of Hosea 1:1010Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God. (Hosea 1:10), quoted in Romans 9:2626And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God. (Romans 9:26), leaves room for the Gentiles as “sons of the living God.”