Yahweh said to him,
“Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while,
and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel
on the house of Jehu,
and will cause the kingdom of the house of Israel to cease. Bible other translations

“Jezreel.” The name has a double meaning that God uses very effectively in Hosea 1. Here it refers to scattering; that God would scatter Israel, but in Hosea 1:11 it refers to the “gathering” that follows the sowing (see commentary on Hosea 1:11).

Commentary for: Hosea 1:4