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Hosea 10

 

 

Introduction
1Israel is reproved and threatened for their impiety and idolatry, and exhorted to repentance.

Verse 1
Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images.
Cir
A.M. 3264. B.C. 740. is.
Isaiah 5:1-7; Ezekiel 15:1-5; Nahum 2:2; John 15:1-6
an empty vine
or, a vine emptying the fruit which it giveth. unto.
Zechariah 7:5,6; Romans 14:7,8; 2 Corinthians 5:16; Philippians 2:21
to the multitude
2:8; 8:4,11; 12:8,11; 13:2,6; Jeremiah 2:28
images
Heb. statues, or standing images.
Leviticus 26:1; 1 Kings 14:23; *marg:

Verse 2
Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images.
Their heart is divided
or, He hath divided their heart.
7:8; 1 Kings 18:21; Isaiah 44:18; Zephaniah 1:5; Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13; 2 Thessalonians 2:11,12; James 1:8; 4:4; 1 John 2:15; Revelation 3:15,16
break down
Heb. behead.
5-8; 8:5,6; 1 Samuel 5:4; Jeremiah 43:13; Micah 5:13; Zechariah 13:2

Verse 3
For now they shall say, We have no king, because we feared not the LORD; what then should a king do to us?
We have
7,15; 3:4; 11:5; 13:11; Genesis 49:10; Micah 4:9; John 19:15

Verse 4
They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.
swearing
6:7; 2 Kings 17:3,4; Ezekiel 17:13-19; Romans 1:31; 2 Timothy 3:3
thus
Deuteronomy 29:18; Isaiah 5:7; 59:13-15; Amos 5:7; 6:12; Acts 8:23; Hebrews 12:15; Revelation 8:10,11

Verse 5
The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the calves of Bethaven: for the people thereof shall mourn over it, and the priests thereof that rejoiced on it, for the glory thereof, because it is departed from it.
the calves
8:5,6; 13:2; 1 Kings 12:28-32; 2 Kings 10:29; 17:16; 2 Chronicles 11:15; 13:8
Beth-aven
4:15; 5:8; Joshua 7:2
for the people
Judges 18:24; Revelation 18:11-19
the priests
or, Chemarim.
2 Kings 23:5; *marg:; Zephaniah 1:4
for the glory
9:11; 1 Samuel 4:21,22; Acts 19:27

Verse 6
It shall be also carried unto Assyria for a present to king Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.
carried
8:6; Isaiah 46:1,2; Jeremiah 43:12,13; Daniel 11:8
a present
5:13; 2 Kings 17:3
receive
4:19; Isaiah 1:29; 44:9-11; 45:16; Jeremiah 2:26,27,36,37; 3:24,25; 48:13; Ezekiel 36:31
ashamed
11:6; Job 18:7; Isaiah 30:3; Jeremiah 7:24; Micah 6:16

Verse 7
As for Samaria, her king is cut off as the foam upon the water.
Samaria
1 Kings 21:1; 2 Kings 1:3
king
3,15; 2 Kings 15:30; 17:4
the water
Heb. the face of the waters.
Jude 1:13

Verse 8
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.
high places
5; 4:15; 5:8
the sin
Deuteronomy 9:21; 1 Kings 12:28-30; 13:34; 14:16; Amos 8:14; Micah 1:5,13
the thorn
9:6; Isaiah 32:13; 34:13
their altars
1 Kings 13:2; 2 Kings 23:15; 2 Chronicles 31:1; 34:5-7
they shall
Isaiah 2:19; Luke 23:30; Revelation 6:16; 9:6

Verse 9
O Israel, thou hast sinned from the days of Gibeah: there they stood: the battle in Gibeah against the children of iniquity did not overtake them.
from
9:9; Judges 19:22-30; 20:5,13,14
the battle
Judges 20:17-48
did
Genesis 6:5; 8:21; Zephaniah 3:6,7; Matthew 23:31,32

Verse 10
It is in my desire that I should chastise them; and the people shall be gathered against them, when they shall bind themselves in their two furrows.
in my
Deuteronomy 28:63; Isaiah 1:24; Jeremiah 15:6; Ezekiel 5:13; 16:42
and the
8:1,10; Jeremiah 16:16; 21:4; Ezekiel 16:37; 23:9,46; Micah 4:10-13; Zechariah 14:2,3; Matthew 22:7
they, etc
or, I shall bind them for their two transgressions, or, in their two habitations.

Verse 11
And Ephraim is as an heifer that is taught, and loveth to tread out the corn; but I passed over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to ride; Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods.
an heifer
4:16; Jeremiah 50:11
and loveth
2:5; 3:1; 9:1; Deuteronomy 25:4; Romans 16:18
but
11:4
her fair neck
Heb. the beauty of her neck. Judah.
2 Chronicles 28:5-8; Isaiah 28:24

Verse 12
Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
Sow
8:7; Psalms 126:5,6; Proverbs 11:18; 18:21; Ecclesiastes 11:6; Isaiah 32:20; James 3:18
break
Jeremiah 4:3,4
time
Psalms 105:4; Isaiah 31:1; 55:6; Jeremiah 29:12-14; 50:4; Amos 5:4,6,8,15; Zephaniah 2:1-3; Luke 13:24
rain
6:3; Psalms 72:6; Isaiah 5:6; 30:23; 44:3; 45:8; Ezekiel 34:26; Acts 2:18; 1 Corinthians 3:6,7

Verse 13
Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.
plowed
8:7; Job 4:8; Proverbs 22:8; Galatians 6:7,8
eaten
Proverbs 1:31; 12:19; 18:20,21; 19:5
didst
Psalms 52:7; 62:10
in the
Psalms 33:16; Ecclesiastes 9:11

Verse 14
Therefore shall a tumult arise among thy people, and all thy fortresses shall be spoiled, as Shalman spoiled Betharbel in the day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces upon her children.
shall a
13:16; Isaiah 22:1-4; 33:14; Amos 3:8; 9:5
and all
2 Kings 17:16; 18:9,10; Jeremiah 48:41; Nahum 3:12; Habakkuk 1:10
as
2 Kings 18:33; 19:11-13
the mother
13:16; Genesis 32:11; Isaiah 13:16-18; Jeremiah 13:14; Nahum 3:10

Verse 15
So shall Bethel do unto you because of your great wickedness: in a morning shall the king of Israel utterly be cut off.
shall Beth-el
5; Amos 7:9-17
your great wickedness
Heb. the evil of your evil.
Romans 7:13
in
3,7; Isaiah 16:14

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Hosea 10:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/hosea-10.html.

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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