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Hosea 14

 

 

Introduction
1An exhortation to repentance.
4A promise of God's blessing.

Verse 1
O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.
return
6:1; 12:6; 1 Samuel 7:3,4; 2 Chronicles 30:6-9; Isaiah 55:6,7; Jeremiah 3:12-14; 4:1; Joel 2:12,13; Zechariah 1:3,4; Acts 26:18-20
thou
13:9; Jeremiah 2:19; Lamentations 5:16; Ezekiel 28:14-16

Verse 2
Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.
with
Job 34:31,32; Joel 2:17; Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:2-4; 18:13
away
2 Samuel 12:13; 24:10; Job 7:21; Psalms 51:2-10; Isaiah 6:7; Ezekiel 36:25,26; Micah 7:19; Zechariah 3:4; John 1:29; Romans 11:27; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 10:4; 1 John 1:7; 3:5
receive, etc
or, give good.
Matthew 7:11; Luke 11:13; 15:21-24; Ephesians 1:6,7; 2:7,8; 2 Timothy 1:9
the calves
Psalms 69:30,31; Hebrews 13:15; 1 Peter 2:5,9

Verse 3
Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.
Asshur
5:13; 7:11; 8:9; 12:1; 2 Chronicles 16:7; Psalms 146:3; Jeremiah 31:18-22
we will not
Deuteronomy 17:16; Psalms 20:7,8; 33:17; Isaiah 30:2,16; 31:3; 36:8
neither
8; 2:17; Isaiah 1:29; 2:20; 27:9; Ezekiel 36:25; 37:23; 43:7-9; Micah 5:10-14; Zechariah 13:2
for
Exodus 22:22-24; Psalms 10:14; 68:5; 146:9; Proverbs 23:10,11; John 14:18

Verse 4
I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.
heal
11:7; Exodus 15:26; Isaiah 57:18; Jeremiah 3:22; 5:6; 8:22; 14:7; 17:14; 33:6; Matthew 9:12,13
I will love
Deuteronomy 7:7,8; Zephaniah 3:17; Romans 3:24; Ephesians 1:6; 2:4-9; 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:4
for
Numbers 25:4,11; Psalms 78:38; Isaiah 12:1; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21

Verse 5
I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
as the dew
Deuteronomy 32:2; 2 Samuel 23:4; Job 29:19; Psalms 72:6; Proverbs 19:12; Isaiah 18:4; 26:19; Isaiah 44:3; Micah 5:7
he shall
Song of Solomon 2:1,2,16; 4:5; Matthew 6:28; Luke 12:27
grow
or, blossom. cast. Heb. strike.
2 Kings 19:30; Psalms 72:16; Isaiah 27:6; 35:2; Ezekiel 17:22-24; Ephesians 3:17

Verse 6
His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon.
branches
Psalms 80:9-11; Ezekiel 17:5-8; 31:3-10; Daniel 4:10-15; Matthew 13:31; John 15:1; Romans 11:16-24
spread
Heb. go. and his beauty.
Psalms 52:8; 128:3
his smell
Genesis 27:27; Song of Solomon 4:11-15; 2 Corinthians 2:14,15; Philippians 4:18

Verse 7
They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.
that
Psalms 91:1; Song of Solomon 2:3; Isaiah 32:1,2
revive
6:2; Psalms 85:6; 138:7; Isaiah 61:11; John 11:25; 12:24; 1 Corinthians 15:36-38
grow
or, blossom.
5; *marg:; Song of Solomon 6:11; Zechariah 8:12
scent
or, memorial.

Verse 8
Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. From me is thy fruit found.
What
2,3; Job 34:32; Acts 19:18-20; 1 Thessalonians 1:9; 1 Peter 1:14-16; 4:3,4
I have
Job 33:27; Jeremiah 31:18-20; Luke 15:20; John 1:47,48
I am
Isaiah 41:19; 55:13; 60:13
From me
John 1:16; 15:1-8; Galatians 5:22,23; Ephesians 5:9; Philippians 1:11; 2:13; 4:13; James 1:17

Verse 9
Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.
wise
Psalms 107:43; Proverbs 1:5,6; 4:18; Jeremiah 9:12; Daniel 12:10; Matthew 13:11,12; John 8:47; John 18:37
for
Genesis 18:25; Deuteronomy 32:4; Job 34:10-12,18,19; Psalms 19:7,8; 119:75,128; Ezekiel 18:25; 33:17-20; Zephaniah 3:5; Romans 7:12
and the
Job 17:9; Psalms 84:5,7; Proverbs 10:29; Isaiah 8:13-15; Matthew 11:19
but
Luke 2:34; 4:28,29; 7:23; John 3:19,20; 9:39; 15:24; Romans 9:32,33; 2 Corinthians 2:15,16; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12; 1 Peter 2:7,8

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Hosea 14:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/hosea-14.html.

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