Hosea 101 Israel is a luxuriant vine, that putteth forth his fruit: according to the abundance of his fruit he hath multiplied his altars; according to the ▼ goodness of their land they have made goodly ▼ pillars. ▼
▼ 1) Or prosperity 2) Or obelisks2 ▼ Their heart is ▼ divided; now shall they be found guilty: he will smite their altars, he will destroy their ▼ pillars. ▼
▼ 1) Or He hath divided their heart 2) Or smooth 3) Or obelisks3 Surely now shall they say, We have no king; for we fear not Jehovah; and the king, what can he do for us? 4 They speak vain words, ▼ swearing falsely in making covenants: therefore judgment ▼ springeth up as ▼ hemlock in the furrows of the field. ▼
▼ 1) Or they swear falsely, they make covenants 2) Or shall spring up 3) Heb rosh ; See De 29:185 The inhabitants of Samaria shall be in terror for the calves of Beth-aven; for the people thereof shall mourn over it, and ▼ the priests thereof that rejoiced over it, for the glory thereof, because it is departed from it. ▼
▼ 1) Heb Chemarim ; See 2 Ki 23:56 It also shall be carried unto Assyria for a present to king Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel. 7 ▼ As for Samaria, her king is cut off, as ▼ foam upon the water. ▼
▼ 1) Or Samaria is cut off with her king 2) Or twigs8 The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us. 9 O Israel, thou hast sinned ▼ from the days of Gibeah: ▼ there they stood; ▼ the battle against the children of iniquity doth not overtake them in Gibeah. ▼
▼ 1) Or more than in the days 2) Or there have they continued 3) Or shall not the battle…Gibeah?10 When it is my desire, I will chastise them; and the peoples shall be gathered against them, when they are ▼ bound ▼ to their two transgressions. ▼
▼ 1) Or yoked 2) Or for11 And Ephraim is a heifer that is taught, that loveth to tread out the grain ; but I have passed over upon her fair neck: I will set a rider on Ephraim; Judah shall plow, Jacob shall break his clods. 12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap according to kindness; break up your fallow ground; for it is time to seek Jehovah, till he come and ▼ rain righteousness upon you. ▼
▼ 1) Or teach you righteousness13 Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of ▼ lies; for thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men. ▼
▼ 1) Or faithlessness14 Therefore shall a tumult arise ▼ among thy ▼ people, and all thy fortresses shall be destroyed, as Shalman destroyed Beth-arbel in the day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces with her children. ▼
▼ 1) Or against 2) Heb peoples15 ▼ So shall Beth-el do unto you because of your great wickedness: at daybreak shall the king of Israel be utterly cut off. ▼
▼ 1) Or So shall it be done unto you at Beth-el
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