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Hosea 2

 

 

Introduction
1The idolatry of the people.
6God's judgments against them.
14His promises of reconciliation with them.

Verse 1
Say ye unto your brethren, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah.
unto
1:9-11
Ammi
That is, My people.
Exodus 19:5,6; Jeremiah 31:33; 32:38; Ezekiel 11:20; 36:28; 37:27; Zechariah 13:9
Ruhamah
That is, Having obtained mercy.
23; Romans 11:30,31; 2 Corinthians 4:1; 1 Timothy 1:13; 1 Peter 2:10

Verse 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;
Plead with
Isaiah 58:1; Jeremiah 2:2; 19:3; Ezekiel 20:4; 23:45; Matthew 23:37-39; Acts 7:51-53; 2 Corinthians 5:16
she
Isaiah 50:1; Jeremiah 3:6-8
let
1:2; Jeremiah 3:1,9,13; Ezekiel 16:20,25; 23:43

Verse 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.
I strip
10; Isaiah 47:3; Jeremiah 13:22,26; Ezekiel 16:37-39; 23:26-29; Revelation 17:16
was born
Ezekiel 16:4-8,22
as
Isaiah 32:13,14; 33:9; 64:10; Jeremiah 2:31; 4:26; 12:10; 22:6; Ezekiel 19:13; Ezekiel 20:35,36
a dry
Jeremiah 2:6; 17:6; 51:43
and slay
Exodus 17:3; Judges 15:18; Amos 8:11-13

Verse 4
And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms.
I will not
1:6; Isaiah 27:11; Jeremiah 13:14; 16:5; Ezekiel 8:18; 9:10; Zechariah 1:12; Romans 9:18; Romans 11:22; James 2:13
they be
They are all idolaters; and have been consecrated to idols, whose marks they bear.
children of
1:2; 2 Kings 9:22; Isaiah 57:3; John 8:41

Verse 5
For their mother hath played the harlot: she that conceived them hath done shamefully: for she said, I will go after my lovers, that give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink.
their mother
2; 3:1; 4:5,12-15; Isaiah 1:21; 50:1; Jeremiah 2:20,25; 3:1-9; Ezekiel 16:15,16; Ezekiel 16:28-34; 23:5-11; Revelation 2:20-23; 17:1-5
hath done
9:10; Ezra 9:6,7; Jeremiah 2:26,27; 11:13; Daniel 9:5-8
I will
13; 8:9; Isaiah 57:7,8; Jeremiah 3:1-3; Ezekiel 23:16,17,40-44
give
8,12; Judges 16:23; Jeremiah 44:17,18
drink
Heb. drinks.

Verse 6
Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths.
I will
Job 3:23; 19:8; Lamentations 3:7-9; Luke 15:14-16; 19:43
make a wall
Heb. wall a wall.

Verse 7
And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.
she shall follow
5:13; 2 Chronicles 28:20-22; Isaiah 30:2,3,16; 31:1-3; Jeremiah 2:28,36,37; 30:12-15; Ezekiel 20:32; 23:22
I will
5:15; 6:1; 14:1; Psalms 116:7; Jeremiah 3:22-25; 31:18; 50:4,5; Lamentations 3:40-42; Luke 15:17-20
first
Jeremiah 2:2; 3:1; 31:32; Ezekiel 16:18; 23:4
for
13:6; Deuteronomy 6:10-12; 8:17,18; 32:13-15; Nehemiah 9:25,26; Jeremiah 14:22; Daniel 4:17,25,32; 5:21

Verse 8
For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.
she
Isaiah 1:3; Habakkuk 1:16; Acts 17:23-25; Romans 1:28
her corn
5; 10:1; Judges 9:27; Jeremiah 7:18; 44:17,18; Ezekiel 16:16-19; Daniel 5:3,4,23; Luke 15:13; 16:1,2
wine
Heb. new wine.
4:11; Isaiah 24:7-9
which they prepared for Baal
or, wherewith they made Baal.
8:4; 13:2; Exodus 32:2-4; Judges 17:1-5; Isaiah 46:6

Verse 9
Therefore will I return, and take away my corn in the time thereof, and my wine in the season thereof, and will recover my wool and my flax given to cover her nakedness.
will I
Daniel 11:13; Joel 2:14; Malachi 1:4; 3:18
take
3; Isaiah 3:18-26; 17:10,11; Ezekiel 16:27,39; 23:26; Zephaniah 1:13; Haggai 1:6-11; Haggai 2:16,17
recover
or, take away.

Verse 10
And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of mine hand.
now
3; Isaiah 3:17; Jeremiah 13:22,26; Ezekiel 16:36; 23:29; Luke 12:2,3; 1 Corinthians 4:5
lewdness
Heb. folly, or, villany. and none shall.
5:13,14; 13:7,8; Psalms 50:22; Proverbs 11:21; Micah 5:8

Verse 11
I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.
cause
9:1-5; Isaiah 24:7-11; Jeremiah 7:34; 16:9; 25:10; Ezekiel 26:13; Nahum 1:10; Revelation 18:22,23
her feast
1 Kings 12:32; Isaiah 1:13,14; Amos 5:21; 8:3,5,9,10

Verse 12
And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees, whereof she hath said, These are my rewards that my lovers have given me: and I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall eat them.
destroy
Heb. make desolate. These.
5; 9:1
I will
Psalms 80:12; Isaiah 5:5; 7:23; 29:17; 32:13-15; Jeremiah 26:18; Micah 3:12

Verse 13
And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the LORD.
I will visit
9:7,9; Exodus 32:34; Jeremiah 23:2
the days
9:10; 13:1; Judges 2:11-13; 3:7; 10:6; 1 Kings 16:31,32; 18:18-40; 2 Kings 1:2; 2 Kings 10:28; 21:3
she burned
11:2; Jeremiah 7:9; 11:13; 18:15
she decked
Ezekiel 23:40-42
she went
5,7; Jeremiah 2:23-25
forgat
Deuteronomy 6:12; 8:11-14; 32:18; Judges 3:7; 1 Samuel 12:9; Job 8:13; Psalms 78:11; Psalms 106:13,21; Isaiah 17:10; Jeremiah 2:32; Ezekiel 22:12; 23:35

Verse 14
Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.
Therefore
Isaiah 30:18; Jeremiah 16:14
I will
Song of Solomon 1:4; John 6:44; 12:32
and bring
3; Jeremiah 2:2; Ezekiel 20:10,35,36; Revelation 12:6,14
and speak
Isaiah 35:3,4; 40:1,2; 49:13-26; 51:3-23; Jeremiah 3:12-24; 30:18-22; Jeremiah 31:1-37; 32:36-41; 33:6-26; Ezekiel 34:22-31; 36:8-15; 37:11-28; Ezekiel 39:25-29; Amos 9:11-15; Micah 7:14-20; Zephaniah 3:9-20; Zechariah 1:12-17; Zechariah 8:19-23; Romans 11:26,27
comfortably
or, friendly. Heb. to her heart.
Genesis 34:3; Judges 19:3; *marg:

Verse 15
And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.
I will
12; Leviticus 26:40-45; Deuteronomy 30:3-5; Nehemiah 1:8,9; Isaiah 65:21; Jeremiah 32:15; Ezekiel 28:26; Amos 9:14
the valley
Joshua 7:26; Isaiah 65:10
for
Lamentations 3:21; Ezekiel 37:11-14; Zechariah 9:12; John 10:9; Acts 14:27
she shall sing
Exodus 15:1-21; Numbers 21:17; Psalms 106:12
as in the days
11:1; Jeremiah 2:2; Ezekiel 16:8,22,60

Verse 16
And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, that thou shalt call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali.
Ishi
that is, My husband.
7; Isaiah 54:5; Jeremiah 3:14; John 3:29; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:25-27; Revelation 19:7
Baali
that is, My lord.

Verse 17
For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.
I will
Exodus 23:13; Joshua 23:7; Psalms 16:4; Zechariah 13:2
and they
Jeremiah 10:11

Verse 18
And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely.
in that day
Isaiah 2:11,17; 26:1; Zechariah 2:11; 14:4,9
will I
Job 5:23; Psalms 91:1-13; Isaiah 11:6-9; 65:25; Ezekiel 34:25
I will break
Psalms 46:9; Isaiah 2:4; Ezekiel 39:9,10; Micah 4:3; Zechariah 9:10
and will
Leviticus 26:5,6; Psalms 23:2; Jeremiah 23:6; 30:10; 33:16; Ezekiel 34:25; Micah 4:4; Zechariah 3:10

Verse 19
And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.
And I will
Isaiah 54:5; 62:3-5; Jeremiah 3:14,15; John 3:29; Romans 7:4; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:25-27; Revelation 19:7-9; 21:2,9,10
for
Isaiah 54:8-10; Jeremiah 31:31-36; 32:38-41; Ezekiel 37:25-28; 39:29; Joel 3:20
in righteousness
Psalms 85:10; Isaiah 45:23-25; 54:14; Jeremiah 4:2; Romans 3:25-26; Ephesians 1:7,8; Ephesians 5:23-27

Verse 20
I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD.
and
Jeremiah 9:24; 24:7; 31:33,34; Ezekiel 38:23; Matthew 11:27; Luke 10:22; John 8:55; John 17:3; 2 Corinthians 4:6; Philippians 3:8; Colossians 1:10; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 8:11; 1 John 4:6; 1 John 5:20

Verse 21
And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear, saith the LORD, I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth;
I will hear, saith
Isaiah 65:24; Zechariah 8:12; 13:9; Matthew 6:33; Romans 8:32; 1 Corinthians 3:21-23

Verse 22
And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel.
and they
1:4,11

Verse 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.
I will sow
Psalms 72:16; Jeremiah 31:27; Zechariah 10:9; Acts 8:1-4; James 1:1; 1 Peter 1:1,2
and I will have
1:6; Romans 11:30-32; 1 Peter 2:9,10
and I will say
1:10; Zechariah 2:11; 13:9; Romans 9:25,26
Thou art my God
8:2; Deuteronomy 26:17-19; Psalms 22:27; 68:31; 118:28; Song of Solomon 2:16; Isaiah 44:5; Jeremiah 16:19; 32:38; Zechariah 8:22,23; 14:9,16; Malachi 1:11; Romans 3:29; 15:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 1:9,10; Revelation 21:3,4

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Hosea 2:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/hosea-2.html.

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