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Hosea 11

 

 

Introduction
1The ingratitude of Israel unto God for his benefits.
5His judgment.
8God's mercy toward them.
12Israel's falsehood and Judah's fidelity.

Verse 1
When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
Israel
2:15; Deuteronomy 7:7; Jeremiah 2:2; Ezekiel 16:6; Malachi 1:2
called
Exodus 4:22; Matthew 2:15

Verse 2
As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
they called
7; Deuteronomy 29:2-4; 1 Samuel 8:7-9; 2 Kings 17:13-15; 2 Chronicles 36:15,16; Nehemiah 9:30; Isaiah 30:9-11; Jeremiah 35:13; 44:16,17; Zechariah 1:4; 7:11; Luke 13:34; John 3:19; Acts 7:51; 2 Corinthians 2:15,16
they sacrificed
2:13; 13:1,2; Judges 2:13; 3:7; 10:6; 1 Kings 16:31,32; 18:19; 2 Kings 17:16
burned
1 Kings 12:33; Isaiah 65:7; Jeremiah 18:15; 44:15

Verse 3
I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I healed them.
taught
Exodus 19:4; Numbers 11:11,12; Deuteronomy 1:31; 8:2; 32:10-12; Isaiah 46:3; 63:9; Acts 13:18
I healed
2:8; 7:1; 14:4; Exodus 15:26; 23:25; Isaiah 1:2; 30:26; Jeremiah 8:22; 30:17

Verse 4
I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.
drew
Song of Solomon 1:4; Isaiah 63:9; John 6:44; 12:32; 2 Corinthians 5:14
of a
2 Samuel 7:14
I was
Leviticus 26:13
take off
Heb. lift up. and I laid.
2:8; Psalms 78:23-25; 105:40; John 6:32-58

Verse 5
He shall not return into the land of Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused to return.
shall not
7:16; 8:13; 9:3,6
but
5:13; 10:6; 2 Kings 15:19,29; 17:3-6; 18:11; Isaiah 8:6-8; Amos 5:27; "They became tributaries to Salmanasser."
because
6:1; 2 Kings 17:13,14; 18:12; Jeremiah 8:4-6; Amos 4:6,8-10; Zechariah 1:4-6

Verse 6
And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches, and devour them, because of their own counsels.
the sword
10:14; 13:16; Leviticus 26:31,33; Deuteronomy 28:52; 32:25; Jeremiah 5:17; Micah 5:11
consume
Psalms 80:11-16; Isaiah 9:14; 18:5; 27:10; Ezekiel 15:2-7; 20:47; Malachi 4:1
because
10:6; Psalms 106:39,43; Isaiah 30:1

Verse 7
And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.
are bent
4:16; 14:4; Psalms 78:57,58; Proverbs 14:14; Jeremiah 3:6,8,11; 8:5; 14:7
they called me
2; 7:16; 2 Chronicles 30:1-11; Psalms 81:11; Amos 5:4-6,14,15
none at all would exalt him
Heb. together they exalted not.

Verse 8
How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together.
How shall I give
6:4; Jeremiah 9:7; Lamentations 3:33; Matthew 23:37; Luke 19:41,42
Admah
Genesis 14:8; 19:24,25; Deuteronomy 29:23; Isaiah 1:9,10; Amos 4:11; Zephaniah 2:9; 2 Peter 2:6; Jude 1:7; Revelation 11:8; 18:18
Mine
Deuteronomy 32:36; Judges 10:16; 2 Samuel 24:16; 2 Kings 13:23; Psalms 106:45; Isaiah 63:15; Jeremiah 3:12; 31:20; Amos 7:3,6
heart
Lamentations 1:20

Verse 9
I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city.
not execute
14:4; Exodus 32:10-14; Deuteronomy 32:26,27; Psalms 78:38; Isaiah 27:4-8; 48:9; Jeremiah 30:11; 31:1-3; Ezekiel 20:8,9,13,14,21-23
return
1 Samuel 26:8; 2 Samuel 20:10
for
Numbers 23:19; Isaiah 55:8,9; Micah 7:18-20; Malachi 3:6; Romans 11:28,29
the Holy One
Isaiah 12:6; Ezekiel 37:27,28; Zephaniah 3:15-17

Verse 10
They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion: when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west.
walk
Isaiah 2:5; 49:10; Jeremiah 2:2; 7:6,9; 31:9; Micah 4:5; Zechariah 10:12; John 8:12; Romans 8:1; 2 Peter 2:10
he shall roar like
Isaiah 31:4; 42:13; Jeremiah 25:30; Joel 3:16; Amos 1:2; 3:4,8
shall tremble
Job 37:1; Psalms 2:11; 119:120; Isaiah 64:2; Jeremiah 5:22; 33:9; Habakkuk 3:16; Acts 24:25
west
Zechariah 8:7

Verse 11
They shall tremble as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria: and I will place them in their houses, saith the LORD.
out
3:5; 9:3-6; Isaiah 11:11; Zechariah 10:10
as a dove
7:11; Isaiah 60:8
and I
Jeremiah 31:12; Ezekiel 28:25; 36:33,34; 37:21,25; Amos 9:14,15; Obadiah 1:17

Verse 12
Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the saints.
compasseth
7:16; 12:1,7; Psalms 78:36; Isaiah 29:13; 44:20; 59:3,4; Micah 6:12
Judah
4:15; 2 Kings 18:4-7; 2 Chronicles 29:1-32
ruleth
Genesis 32:28; 1 Corinthians 6:2; Revelation 1:6; 3:21; 5:10
saints
or, most holy.

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Hosea 11:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/hosea-11.html.

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