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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
Hosea 2

 

 

Verses 1-23

Hosea 2:1 Say ye unto your brethren, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah.

Hosea 2:1Comments- God is calling the children of Israel by the symbolic names of "Ammi" and "Ruhamah," both of which refer to His covenant with Abraham and his descendents.

Hosea 2:2 Plead with your mother, plead: for she is not my wife, neither am I her husband: let her therefore put away her whoredoms out of her sight, and her adulteries from between her breasts;

Hosea 2:3 Lest I strip her naked, and set her as in the day that she was born, and make her as a wilderness, and set her like a dry land, and slay her with thirst.

Hosea 2:3Comments- We see a description of the day of Israel's birth in Ezekiel 16:1-7.

Ezekiel 16:1-7, "Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of Prayer of Manasseh , cause Jerusalem to know her abominations, And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of Canaan; thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite. And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all. None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the lothing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born. And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live. I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and thou hast increased and waxen great, and thou art come to excellent ornaments: thy breasts are fashioned, and thine hair is grown, whereas thou wast naked and bare."

Hosea 2:4 And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms.

Hosea 2:4 — "I will not have mercy upon her children" - Comments- Therefore, Hosea named his daughter "Loruhamah" (not having obtained mercy).

Hosea 2:4 — "for they be the children of whoredoms" - Comments- Thus, the name "Loammi" (not my people).

Hosea 2:23 And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.

Hosea 2:23Comments- Romans 9:25 quotes this verse as referring to the acceptance also of Gentiles for salvation.

Romans 9:25, "As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved."

We also find Peter referring to Hosea 2:23.

1 Peter 2:10, "Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy."

 


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Hosea 2:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/hosea-2.html. 2013.

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