- 1:1-3 – God uses Hosea’s life as a microcosm of how Israel had treated God. Just as Israel was unfaithful to God, Gomer was unfaithful to Hosea.
- 1:4-9 – The children of Hosea and Gomer also each represented a portion of Israel’s relationship to God.
- 2:1-15 – This is an explanation of the punishment Israel will receive for its unfaithfulness.
- 2:16-23 – This section describes how it will be when the Israelites are restored to God.
- 4:1-19 – Hosea, the prophet, presents God’s “case” against Israel. This is explaining the different ways they have broken their covenant with God. One major accusation is against the priests.
- 4:1-15 – This section explains God’s coming punishment on Israel and Judah. In the final verse God promises to still be available when they return to him.