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Hosea 9

 

 

Introduction
1The distress and captivity of Israel for their sins.

Verse 1
Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved a reward upon every cornfloor.
Rejoice
10:5; Isaiah 17:11; 22:12; Lamentations 4:21; Ezekiel 21:10; Amos 6:6,7,13; 8:10; James 4:16; 5:1
as
Ezekiel 16:47,48; 20:32; Amos 3:2
gone
4:12; 5:4,7
thou hast loved
2:12; Jeremiah 44:17
upon
or, in, etc.

Verse 2
The floor and the winepress shall not feed them, and the new wine shall fail in her.
floor
2:9,12; Isaiah 24:7-12; Joel 1:3-7,9-13; Amos 4:6-9,5-11; Micah 6:13-16; Haggai 1:9; 2:16
winepress
or, winefat.

Verse 3
They shall not dwell in the LORD'S land; but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria.
shall not
Leviticus 18:28; 20:22; Deuteronomy 4:26; 28:63; Joshua 23:15; 1 Kings 9:7; Micah 2:10
the Lord's
Leviticus 25:23; Jeremiah 2:7; 16:18
but
6; 8:13; 11:5; Deuteronomy 28:68; Isaiah 11:15,16
"Not into Egypt itself, but into another bondage as bad as that
&" and.
Ezekiel 4:13; Daniel 1:8; Acts 10:14
in Assyria
11:11; 2 Kings 17:6

Verse 4
They shall not offer wine offerings to the LORD, neither shall they be pleasing unto him: their sacrifices shall be unto them as the bread of mourners; all that eat thereof shall be polluted: for their bread for their soul shall not come into the house of the LORD.
shall not
3:4; Joel 1:13; 2:14
neither
8:13; Isaiah 1:11-15; 57:6; 66:3; Jeremiah 6:20; Amos 4:4,5; 5:22; Malachi 1:9,10
as
Numbers 19:11; Deuteronomy 26:14; Nehemiah 8:9-12; Ezekiel 24:17,22; Malachi 2:13
their bread
Exodus 40:23; Leviticus 17:11; 21:6,8,17,21; Numbers 4:7; 28:2; Amos 8:11,12; John 6:51

Verse 5
What will ye do in the solemn day, and in the day of the feast of the LORD?
what
Isaiah 10:3; Jeremiah 5:31
in
2:11; Joel 1:13

Verse 6
For, lo, they are gone because of destruction: Egypt shall gather them up, Memphis shall bury them: the pleasant places for their silver, nettles shall possess them: thorns shall be in their tabernacles.
they
Deuteronomy 28:63,64; 1 Samuel 13:6; 2 Kings 13:7
destruction
Heb. spoil.
7:13
Egypt
3; 7:16; 8:13; 11:11; Isaiah 11:11; 27:12; Zechariah 10:10,11
the pleasant places for their silver, nettles
or, their silver shall be desired, the nettle shall, etc. Heb. the desire of.
10:8; Psalms 107:34; Proverbs 24:31; Isaiah 5:6; 7:23; 32:13; 34:13

Verse 7
The days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are come; Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is mad, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred.
days of visitation
Isaiah 10:3; Jeremiah 10:15; 11:23; 46:21; Ezekiel 7:2-7; 12:22-28; Amos 8:2; Micah 7:4; Zephaniah 1:14-18; Luke 21:22; Revelation 16:19
Israel
Isaiah 26:11; Ezekiel 25:17; 38:23
the prophet
8; Jeremiah 6:14; 8:11; 23:16,17; Lamentations 2:14; Ezekiel 13:3,10; Micah 2:11; Zephaniah 3:4; Zechariah 11:15-17
spiritual man
Heb. man of the spirit. mad.
2 Kings 9:11; Jeremiah 29:26; Mark 3:21; Acts 26:24,25; 2 Corinthians 5:13
the multitude
Ezekiel 14:9,10; 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12

Verse 8
The watchman of Ephraim was with my God: but the prophet is a snare of a fowler in all his ways, and hatred in the house of his God.
watchman
Song of Solomon 3:3; Isaiah 62:6; Jeremiah 6:17; 31:6; Ezekiel 3:17; 33:7; Micah 7:4; Hebrews 13:17
with
1 Kings 17:1; 18:1,36-39; 22:28; 2 Kings 2:14,21; 3:15-20; 4:1-7,33-37,41; 2 Kings 4:43; 5:14,27; 6:17,18; 7:2,19; 13:21
but
5:1; 1 Kings 18:19; 22:6,11,22; Jeremiah 6:14; 14:13; Lamentations 2:14; 4:13
in the
or, against the.
John 15:24; Romans 3:7

Verse 9
They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of Gibeah: therefore he will remember their iniquity, he will visit their sins.
deeply
Isaiah 24:5; 31:6
Gibeah
10:9; Judges 19:22-30; 20:1-21
therefore
8:13

Verse 10
I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they went to Baalpeor, and separated themselves unto that shame; and their abominations were according as they loved.
found
11:1; Exodus 19:4-6; Deuteronomy 32:10; Jeremiah 2:2,3; 31:2
grapes
2:15; Numbers 13:23,24; Isaiah 28:4; Micah 7:1
but
Numbers 25:3-18; Deuteronomy 4:3; Psalms 106:28
separated
4:14; Judges 6:32; 1 Kings 16:31; Jeremiah 11:13; Romans 6:21
and their
Numbers 15:39; Deuteronomy 32:17; Psalms 81:12; Jeremiah 5:31; Ezekiel 20:8; Amos 4:5

Verse 11
As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception.
their
Genesis 41:52; 48:16-20; 49:22; Deuteronomy 33:17; Job 18:5,18,19
from the birth
Psalms 58:8; Ecclesiastes 6:3; Amos 1:13
from the womb
14; Deuteronomy 28:18,57; Luke 23:29

Verse 12
Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left: yea, woe also to them when I depart from them!
yet
13,16; Deuteronomy 28:32,41,42; 32:25; Job 27:14; Jeremiah 15:7; 16:3,4; Lamentations 2:20
not
Numbers 26:65; Judges 4:16
woe
5,6; 7:13; Deuteronomy 31:17; 1 Samuel 16:14; 28:15,16; 2 Kings 17:18,23

Verse 13
Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant place: but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer.
as
Ezekiel 26:1-28
shall
16; 10:14; 13:8,16; 2 Kings 15:16; Jeremiah 9:21; Amos 7:17

Verse 14
Give them, O LORD: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.
what
13,16; Matthew 24:19; Mark 13:17; Luke 21:23; 23:29; 1 Corinthians 7:26
a miscarrying womb
Heb. a womb that casteth the fruit.
Job 21:10

Verse 15
All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters.
is in
4:15; 12:11; Joshua 4:19-24; 5:2-9; 10:43; 1 Samuel 7:16; Amos 4:4; 5:5; Micah 6:5
I hated
Leviticus 26:30; Ezekiel 23:18; Zechariah 11:8
I will drive
3,17; 1:6,9; 3:4; 1 Kings 9:7-9; 2 Kings 17:17-20; Psalms 78:60; Jeremiah 3:8; 11:15; Jeremiah 33:24-26; Amos 5:27
all
5:1,2; Isaiah 1:23; Jeremiah 5:5; Ezekiel 22:27; Micah 3:11; Zephaniah 3:3; Acts 4:5-7,27; Acts 5:21

Verse 16
Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb.
their root
11-13; Job 18:16; Isaiah 5:24; 40:24; Malachi 4:1
the beloved fruit
Heb. the desires.
Ezekiel 24:21

Verse 17
My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations.
My God
2 Chronicles 18:13; Nehemiah 5:19; Psalms 31:14; Isaiah 7:13; Micah 7:7; John 20:17,28; Philippians 4:19
because
7:13; 1 Kings 14:15,16; 2 Kings 17:14-20; 2 Chronicles 36:16; Psalms 81:11-13; Proverbs 29:1; Isaiah 48:18; Jeremiah 25:3,4; 26:4-6; 35:15-17; Zechariah 1:4; 7:11-14; Acts 3:23
and
Deuteronomy 28:64,65; 32:26; Amos 8:2; 9:9; John 7:35; James 1:1

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Hosea 9:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/hosea-9.html.

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