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  • B454 -- Hosea Chapter 7
    actions 5 On the day of our king the princes made themselves sick with the heat of wine he stretched out his hand with scoffers 6 For they have made ready their heart like an oven while they lie in wait their baker sleepeth all the night in the morning it burneth as a flaming fire Sleepy bakers drowsy bakers both symbolize people who cannot maintain attention even in the simplest matter of watching and waiting 7 They are all hot as an oven and devour their judges all their kings are fallen there is none among them that calleth unto me The rulers will be consumed in the oven of indifference 8 Ephraim he mixeth himself among the peoples Ephraim is a cake not turned 9 Strangers have devoured his strength and he knoweth it not yea gray hairs are here and there upon him and he knoweth it not Now the scene shifts from local to international politics An interesting aspect of this verse is that the term grey should be understood as the white hairs of a mold s filaments What is described here is mold on bread that goes unnoticed and thereby consumed 10 And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face yet they have not returned unto Jehovah their God nor sought him for all this 11 And Ephraim is like a silly dove without understanding they call unto E gypt they go to Assyrill spread my net upon them I will bring them down as the birds of the heavens I will chastise them as their congregation hath heard 13 Woe unto them for they have wandered from me destruction unto them for they have trespassed against me though I would redeem them yet they have spoken lies against me The people

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  • B454 -- Hosea Chapter 8
    I knew it not of their silver and their gold have they made them idols that they may be cut off 5 He hath cast off thy calf O Samaria mine anger is kindled against them how long will it be ere they attain to innocency 6 For from Israel is even this the workman made it and it is no God yea the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces The kings and the princes are involved in religious matters in an attempt to control every aspect of Israelite life These foolish people make useless idols a mere artisan makes their God See 1 Kings 12 28 7 For they sow the wind and they shall reap the whirlwind he hath no standing grain the blade shall yield no meal if so be it yield strangers shall swallow it up There are numerous word plays here in the Hebrew text which cannot be reproduced in English The judgment declared is clear all they do is futile 8 Israel is swallowed up now are they among the nations as a vessel wherein none delighteth 9 For they are gone up to Assyria like a wild ass alone by himself Ephraim hath hired lovers 10 Yea though they hire among the nations now will I gather them and they begin to be diminished by reason of the burden of the king of princes They will soon discover that their unwise political alliances have been their undoing They should have known better to rely on anyone but God but even this lesson they have not learned See Jer 2 24 Those they trust will turn out to be their oppressors 11 Because Ephraim hath multiplied alters for sinning altars have been unto him for sinning 12 I wrote for him the

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  • B454 -- Hosea Chapter 9
    a huge and famous cemetery 7 The days of visitation are come the days of recompense are come Israel shall know it the prophet is a fool the man that hath the spirit is mad for the abundance of thine iniquity and because the enmity is great 8 Ephraim was a watchman with my God as for the prophet a fowler s snare is in all his ways and enmity in the house of his God 9 They have deeply corrupted themselves as in the days of Gibeah he will remember their iniquity he will visit their sins The subject changes from message to messenger Hosea reminds the people that the one they call a fool has been called by God to deliver the message he has given He is a sentinel warning of attack not an enemy Such hatred aown See Jer 11 18 19 18 18 23 20 7 12 and Matt 23 37 The day of Gibeah must refer to the horrible rape of the Levite s concubine recorded in Judges 19 21 and the war that ensued from that horrid act 10 I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness I saw your fathers as the first ripe in the fig tree at its first season but they came to Baal peor and consecrated themselves unto the shameful thing and became abominable like that which they loved Note the contrast between God s love and Israel s continuous betrayal Grapes do not frequently grow wild in the desert But disobedience was as common as the people see Num 25 1 5 11 As for Ephraim their glory shall fly away like a bird there shall be no birth and none with child and no conception 12 Though they bring up their children yet will I bereave

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  • B454 -- Hosea Chapter 10
    people thereof shall mourn over it and the priests thereof that rejoiced over it for the glory thereof because it is departed from it 6 It also shall be carried unto Assyria for a present to king Jareb Ephraim shall receive shame and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel These verses tells what will happen to their worthless idols 7 As for Samaria her king is cut off as foam upon the water 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 The king will be as helpless as a piece of wood on a wave And those who are left in the land will pray that the land swallow them up so that they do not fall into the hands of God s judgment 9 O Israel thou hast sinned from the days of Gibeah there they stood the battle against the children of iniquity doth not overtake them in Gibeah 10 When it is my desire I will chastise them and the peoples shall be gathered against them when they are bound to their two transgressions 11 And Ephraim is a heifer that is taught that loveth to tread out the grain but I have passed over upon her fair neck I will set a rider on Ephraim Judah shall plow Jacob shall break his cl are absolutely out of control and like a beast of burden they must be chained and controlled or they will destroy both field home and land 12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness reap according to kindness break up your fallow ground for it is time to seek Jehovah

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  • B454 -- Hosea Chapter 11
    sword shall fall upon their cities and shall consume their bars and devour them because of their own counsels 7 And my people are bent on backsliding from me though they call them to him that is on high none at all will exalt him The themes recapitulated here and from this point in the book will make it unnecessary to make many comments as the material has already been seen a number of times in the book to this point Nevertheless it is significant that Hosea here portrays God as a loving parent who nurtures sustains and loves his children even though they wayward be 8 How shall I give thee up Ephraim how shall I cast thee off Israel how shall I make thee as Admah how shall I set thee as Zeboiim my heart is turned within me my compassions are kindled together 9 I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger I will not return to destroy Ephraim for I am God and not man the Holy One in the midst of thee and I will not come in wrath God is on the verge of destroying them but balks This is a truly profound

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  • B454 -- Hosea Chapter 12
    supplication unto him he found him at Beth el and there he spake with us The name Jacob means manipulator deceiver trickster Here that name describes the attitudes of his descendents as well Of particular interest here is the chiastic structure of these verses A In the womb Jacob supplanted his brother B In Adulthood he strove with God B He Strove with God and prevailed A He wept and sought his brother s favor The point that Jacob s descendents too can learn to be right with God and man if they will but repent 5 even Jehovah the God of hosts Jehovah is his memorial name 6 Therefore turn thou to thy God keep kindness and justice and wait for thy God continually Struggle with God makes one righteous or destroys 7 He is a trafficker the balances of deceit are in his hand he loveth to oppress 8 And Ephraim said Surely I am become rich I have found me wealth in all my labors they shall find in me no iniquity that were sin 9 But I am Jehovah thy God from the land of Egypt I will yet again make thee to dwell in tents as in the days of the solemn feast Ephraim is a merchant who is so greedy that he will do anything for profit Still if they repent they will be restored 10 I have also spoken unto the prophets and I have multiplied visions and by the ministry of the prophets have I used similitudes God s message Curiously the word translated similitudes or parables is also a word that means ruin Ruin comes to those who reject the parables spoken by the prophets and the truths those parables represent 11 Is Gilead iniquity they are altogether false in Gilgal

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  • B454 -- Hosea Chapter 13
    the wilderness that God showed his care most clearly The wilderness was the honeymoon period of the relationship between Yahweh and Israel 6 According to their pasture so were they filled they were filled and their heart was exalted therefore have they forgotten me 7 Therefore am I unto them as a lion as a leopard will I watch by the way 8 I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps and will rend the caul of their heart and there will I devour them like a lioness the wild beast shall tear them 9 It is thy destruction O Israel that thou art against me against thy help In a series of five similes God is compared with brutal animals animals which lay in wait for their prey 10 Where now is thy king that he may save thee in all thy cities and thy judges of whom thou saidst Give me a king and princes 11 I have given thee a king in mine anger and have taken him away in my wrath These verses hark back to the anti roy1 Sam 8 6 8 Not everyone in Israel believed a monarchy was the best form of government and with every wicked king they had more ammunition for their opposition Most of the prophets seem to fall into this anti royalist camp 12 The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up his sin is laid up in store 13 The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him he is an unwise son for it is time he should not tarry in the place of the breaking forth of children Ephraim is portrayed here as a child in the womb which refuses to be born 14 I will ransom them from the power

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  • B454 -- Hosea Chapter 14
    That repentance is shown by their abandonment of foreign powers and gods 4 I will heal their backsliding I will love them freely for mine anger is turned away from him 5 I will be as the dew unto Israel he shall blossom as the lily and cast forth his roots as Lebanon 6 His branches shall spread and his beauty shall be as the olive tree and his smell as Lebanon 7 They that dwell under his shadow shall return they shall revive as the grain and blossom as the vine the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon 8 Ephraim shall say What have I to do any more with idols I have answered and will regard him I am like a green fir tree from me is thy fruit found In this segment God responds to His contrite people God is here compared to a great tree under which the exiles will find rest This is a reversal of the Israelite practice of resting under trees during the worship of Baal and Asherah See also the Song of Solomon where these images are used of the Bridegrooms love for the Bride 9 Who is wise

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