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John Brown's Commentary on Selected Book of the Bible
Hosea 14



Verses 1-9


A. And we will close with the Lord"s desire for Israel and within these verse is also His desire for all of his children

1. Hosea 14:1-9 (NASB) Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God, For you have stumbled because of your iniquity.

2Take words with you and return to the Lord. Say to Him, "Take away all iniquity, And receive [us] graciously, That we may present the fruit of our lips.

3 "Assyria will not save us, We will not ride on horses; Nor will we say again, "Our god," To the work of our hands; For in Thee the orphan finds mercy."

4 I will heal their apostasy, I will love them freely, For My anger has turned away from them.

5 I will be like the dew to Israel; He will blossom like the lily, And he will take root like [the cedars of] Lebanon.

6 His shoots will sprout, And his beauty will be like the olive tree, And his fragrance like [the cedars of] Lebanon.

7 Those who live in his shadow Will again raise grain, And they will blossom like the vine. His renown [will be] like the wine of Lebanon.

8 O Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols? It is I who answer and look after you. I am like a luxuriant cypress; From Me comes your fruit.

9 Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; [Whoever] is discerning, let him know them. For the ways of the Lord are right, And the righteous will walk in them, But transgressors will stumble in them.


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Brown, John. "Commentary on Hosea 14:4". John Brown's Commentary on Selected Books of the Bible.

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