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The peoples idolatry. Hosea. Gods promises of reconciliation
having obtained mercy,
13 lla. So so
That is, Not my people.
f Gen. 32. 12.
* Or, friendly
Isa. 65. Tom
i Isaiah 11.13.
busband. * That is, My
111 Éxod. 23,18
Pfal. 16. 4*
Ezek. 34. 35
* That is, My people. † That is, Ha. ving obtained Mercy. a lsa. 5o. 16
Ezeka 16. 250
2Befoze daughter; and God said unto him, Call her 11 I will also cause all her mirth to cease, Before
her feast-days, her new-moons, and her sab- Chris name † Lo-ruhamah: for p I will no more Chritt have
but baths, and all her solemn feasts. cir. 7852. I will utterly take them away. mercy upon the house of Israel;
12 And I will + destroy her vines and her cit. 78;. + That is, Not
7 But I will have mercy upon the house fig-trees, - whereof the hath said, These desolete. # Heb. I will' of Judah, and will save them by the LORD are my rewards that my lovers have given not add any more their God, and will not save them by bow, me: and I will make them a forest, and ' Psal. 8c. i,
nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor the beasts of the field shall eat them. Bould altogether by horsemen.
13 And I will visit upon her the days of
9 Then said God, Call his name + Lo and her jewels, and the went after her lo-
14. Therefore behold, I will allure her,
Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which it comfortably unto her. & Rom. 9. 25, cannot be measured nor numbred; & and it 15 And I will give her her vineyards from the Heb. so bep Shall come to pass, that #, in the place thence, and the valley of Achor for a job
. 7. 26. # Or, instead of where it was said unto them, h Ye are not, door of hope, and she Thall sing there, as in Chap., 2.23., my people, there it shall be said unto them, 1 the days of her youth, and as in the day · Jer
. 2.7. Ye are the sons of the living God.
when she came up out of the land of Egypi. Ezek, 16. 22, i Then shall the children of Judah and 16 And it shall be at that day, faith the Ezek 14 23. the children of Israel be gathered together, LORD, that thou shalt call me | Ilhi, and That is, as
and appoint themselves one head, and they shalt call me no more
Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no Joh. 23.%.
more be remembred by their name. 1 The idolatry of the people. 6 Gods judg
18 And in that day will I make a " cove- . Job s. mients against them. 14 His promises of re nant for them with the beasts of the field, L.!!,6 conciliation with them.
and with the fowls of heaven, and with the Ay ye unto your brethren, * Ammi, and
Ammi, and creeping things of the ground : and I will Plal. 46.90 to your sisters, + Ruhamah.
break the bow and the sword, and the bat- Ezek 39.9. 2 Plead with your mother, plead: for tle out of the earth, and will make them to she is not my wife, neither am I her hus- lie down safely. band: let her therefore put away her b 19 And I will betroth thee unto me for whoredoms out of her fight, and her adul ever, yea, I will betroth thee unto me in teries from between her breasts;
righteousness, and in judgment, and in lo3 Left I strip her naked, and set her as in ving kindness, and in mercies. • Ezek. 16. 4. the day that she was born, and make her 20 I will even betroth thee unto me in
as a wilderness, and set her like a dry land, faithfulness, and thou shalt know the Jer. 31. 131
the heavens, and they shall hear the earth,
ter, my wooll and my flax, mine oyl and earth, and I will have mercy upon her Chap. 1.6. # Heb. drink so drink
that had not obtained mercy, and I " will - Chap. 1.14 Job 3. 23. 69 Therefore behold, I will hedge up say to them which were not my people, Rom. 9.:.
thy way with thorns, and make a wall, Thou art my people; and they shall fay, 1 Peto za to, * Heto wall a. that the shall not find her paths.
Thou art my God.
CHA P. III.
Hen said the LORD unto me, Go yet,
love a woman, (beloved of her friend, 8 For she did not know that I gave her yet an adulteress) according to the love of Chap. 1. 20
corn, and + wine, and oyl, and multiplied the LORD toward the children of Israel, who Os
, where her silver and gold, which they prepared look to other gods, and love flagons * of * Hebo of greni with they made for Baal.
my corn in the time thereof, and my wine of silver, and for an homer of barley, and * Or, take away, in the season thereof, and will recover an + half-homer of barley.
my wooll and my flax given to cover her 3' And I said unto her, Thou shalt b abide bDeut. 21.13. nakedness.
for me many days, thou shalt not play the 10 And now 8 will I discover her † lewd- harlot, and thou shalt not be for another * Heb. foly, or, ness in the light of her lovers, and none man, so will I also be for thee. villange
Shall deliver her out of mine hand,
Gods judgments againt Chap.iv, V. the people.pricks and princes
ha P. 10. 3•
of, flatwe. udg. 17.5.
Amos 5. 5.
22, 24. a. 2. 2. C. 4. I.
• Mic. + Heb. shieldse Pral. 47.8.
2. 1. 18. 3. 13. • 25. 3I. ap. 12. 2. c. 6. 2.
ph. 1. 3.
† Heb. a correction
Befoze 4 For the children of Israel shall abide many they facrifice with harlots : therefore the Before Chic days without a king, and without a prince, people that doth not understand, shall + Chritt
and without a sacrifice, and without an r. 785. image, and without an ephod, d and without 15 9 Though thou Israel play the harlot, tos; be punijiedo
cir. 780. ieb. a fiando teraphim.
yet let not Judah offend, k and come not ye Chap. s. is. 5. Afterward shall the children of Israel unto Gilgal, neither go ye up to Beth-aven, Amos 4:4 return, and seek the LORD their God, nor " Twear, The Lord liveth. and e
1 Kings 12.39€ 16 For Israel slideth back, as a backsliding Chap. 16. 5. David their king, and shall fear the ek. 34:23. &
LORD, and his goodness in the latter heifer : now the LORD will feed them as
a lamb in a large place.
17 Ephraim is joyned to idols : let him
6 and of the priests, 12 and against their 18 Their drink | is fowre : they have fHeb. is goneo
rulers with shame do love, Give
hath bound her up in her
CH A P. V.
i Godsjudgments against the priests, the people,
Ear ye this, O priests, and hearken, ye
you, because ye have been a snare on Mizpeh,
2 And the revolters are profound to make
Yet let no man strive, nor reprove ano- llaughter, though I have been t a rebuker *ot, and, &c. ther : for thy people are as they that strive of them all. with the priest.
3. I know Ephraim, and Israel is not - Amos 3. 7. 5 Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, hid from me: for now, O Ephraim, thou and the prophet also shall fall with the committest whoredom, and Israel is dein the night, and I will † destroy thy mo
filed. :b. cut off. ther.
4 # * They will not frame their doings + Heb. They will 61. My people are # destroyed for to turn unto their God : for 6 the spirit of more bocus of lack of knowledge : because thou hast re whoredoms is in the midst of them, and they will not suffer
jected knowledge, I will also reject thee, have not known the LORD.
fall in their iniquity : Judah also fall fall 7. As they were increased, so they sinned with them. id. 3. 19. against med therefore will I change their
6 . They shall go with their flocks, and Prov. 1. 29; glory into shame.
with their herds to seek the LORD: but Ifa. 1. 15. 18 They eat up the fin of my people, and they shall not find him, he hath withdrawn &zck's:1*: bi lift up they * set their heart on their iniquity. himself from them.
Joha 7. 34. i 9 And there shall be like people, like 7. They have dealt treacherously against priest : and I will † punish them for their the Lord: for they have begotten strange and I reward them their doings.
children : Row shall • a month devour them “Zech. 11.80.
aven : after thee, O Benjamin.
of rebuke : among the tribes of Israel
I will pour out my wrath upon them like
a moth : and to the house of Judah as t rot- tor, a worm,
* Chap: 7, when they commit whoredom, nor your
13 When Ephraim saw his sickness, and chap.10.6. spouses when they commit adultery : for Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim themselves are separated with whores, and to the Assyrian, i and sent # to king Jareb: mekme that
* Or, Their doings
Mic, 3. 4.11
Manifold fins reproved.
Chritt your wound.
k Lam. 3. 10.
#Or, with heet
Fulfilled cir. 773 5 8. +
Come and he hatchet orange and he will
a Deut. 32. 39. i San. 2. 6.
bi Cor. I 5. 4.
c Pfal. 72. 6.
15.19. & 17.4. Chap. s. 13. &
* Or, mercy, or, kindness.
tor, that the
2before yet could he not heal you, nor cure you of 5 In the day of our king, the princes have before
made him fick # with bottles of wine, he
Chritt 14 For k I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, stretched out his hand with scorners. cir. 780.
cir. 780. and as a young lion to the house of Judah : 6 For they have * made ready their heart
I, even I will tear and go away;.I will take like an oven, whiles they lie in wait : their through wine, *Hebtill they away, and none shall rescue him.
baker sleepeth all the night, in the morning 15 I will go and return to my place, it burneth as a flaming fire.
till ' they acknowledge their offence, and 7 They are all hot as an oven, and have Ezek. 6. 9. & seek my face : m in their affliction they will devoured their judges; • all their kings are pial. 78.34. seek me early.
fallen, there is none among them that cal- Ifa. Pomoz CH A P. VI.
leth unto me.. I An exhortation to repentance. 4 A com 8 Ephraim, he d hath mixed himself a- d Pfal. 106.35.
plairit of their untowardness and iniquity. mong the people, Ephraim is a cake not cir. 780.
Ome and let us return unto the LORD: turned.
9 Strangers have devoured his strength,
hairs are Job 5. 18. us up:
t here and there upon him, yet he knoweth feb. Sprinkled. After two days will he revive us, in not. the third day he will raise us up, and we 10 And the pride of Israel teftifieth to Chap. so so shall live in his sight.
his face, and they do not return to the LORD 3 Then shall we know, if we follow on their God, nor seek him for all this. to know the LORD: his going forth is pre 11 Ephraim also is like a filly dove "Chap. 11.11. pared as the morning; and · he shall come without heart : 8 they call to Egypt, they
they see 2 Kings the rain
; as the latter and for- go to Affy.ria. 4. Job 29. 23. mer rain unto the earth.
12 When they shall go, I will spread my 95. & 12.1. 4 TO Ephraim, what shall I do unto net upon them, I will bring them down as • Chap 1. 8.
thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto the fowls of the heaven, I will chastise them
goodness is f as a mor as their congregation hath heard..
me : destruction unto them, because they +Heb. Spoile Ś Therefore have I hewed them by the have transgressed against me: though I have prophets : I have slain them by the words redeemed them, yet they have spoken lies
of my mouth, t and thy judgments are as against me. judgments might the light that goeth forth.
14 h And they have not cried unto me blob.3.5. 9, 10% 6 For I desired & mercy, and not facri- with their heart, when they howled up- fec. 3.10. fice; and the knowledge of God, more than on their beds : they assemble themselves Zech. 7. s. burnt-offerings.
for corn and wine, and they rebel against 7 But they + like men i have transgressed me.
the covenant: there have they dealt treache 15 Though I * have bound, and strength- *Or, chafined 101,like Alam, rously against me.
ned their arms, yet do they imagine mifJob 31. 3 3.
8 k Gilead is a city of them that work chief againit me. iniquity ; and is * polluted with blood. 16 They return, but not to the most Chap. 11.7.
9 And as troops of robbers wait for a High : k they are like a deceitful bow : their kpfals78.57. mán, for the company of priests murder in princes shall fall by the sword for the 'rage 1 Pfal
. 77. %. Jer. 11. 9.
the way † by consent : for they commit # of their tongue : this shall be their derision + Heb. with one lewdneis.
in the land of Egypt. 10 I have seen an horrible thing in the
CHA P. VIII. * Os, enormily. house of Israel : there is the whoredom of 1, 12 Destruction is threatned for their imEphraim, Israel is defiled.
piety, 5 and idolatry. m. Jer. 31. 33:
II Also, O Judah, m he hath set an harvest Et the trumpet to * thy mouth: he shall cir. 760. for thee, when I returned the captivity of
as an eagle against the house of Cháp. s. 8.
* Heb. the roof of my people.
the LORD, because they have transgref- thy mostly. CHA P. VII.
sed my covenant, and trespaffed against my Jer.4: 13. I A reproof of manifold fins. 11 Gods wrath law. against them for their hypocrisie.
2 Israel Thall cry unto me, My God, we
•Chap 6 1 cir. 780.
THen I would have healed Ifrael, then know thee.
the iniquity of Ephraim was disco 3. Ifrael hath cast off the thing that is vered, and the * wickedness of Samaria : for good : the enemy shall pursue him.
they commit fallhood : and the thief cometh 4 They have set up kings, but not by d2 Kings Isa + Heb, Strippers. in, and the troop of robbers † spoileth with me : they have made princes, and I knew 1,1%,
it not : é of their silver and their gold have Menahem, *Heb. Say not 10.
2 And they consider not in their hearts, they made them idols, that they may be cut · Chap. 2. 6. that I remember all their wickedness : now off. their own doings have beset them about, 5 | Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee they are before my face.
off ; mine anger is kindled against them : 3 They make the king glad with their how long will it be ere they attain to innowickedness, and the princes - with their lies.
cency? 4 They are all adulterers, as an oven 6 For from Israel was it also, the work* Or, the raifer heated by the baker, * who ceaseth † from man made it, therefore it is not God: but tor, from wake raising after he hath kneaded the dough, the calf of Samaria lhall be broken in pieces. until it be leavened.
1 Sam. 1 5. 22. Eccles s. I. Matth, 9. 13. & 12. 70 beral. so. 8. Prov. 21. 3 lla. 1. 11.
Chap. ix,X. for impiety and idolatry.
h 8 48. 38.
cir. 771. Son lla. 30. 6.
Os, begin. k Ifa.- 10. 8. Dan. 2. 37.
# Heb. thar
E' Jer. 7. 21.
Zech. 7. 6.
Chap 9. 4 Chap. y. 9; 'Chap 9 • &, so lla. 29. 13. sph. 2. 10.
25efore For they have fown the wind, and in the fig-tree at her first time: but they went Befozė Chritt they fhall reap the whirlwind : it hath no Ito • Baal-peor, and a separated themselves a stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it unto that shame, and their abominations
Chritt cir. 760.
yield, the stranger Thall swallow it up. were according as they loved.
8 Ifrael is swallowed up: now shall they 11 As for Ephraim, their glorý fhall fly Pfal. 106.18 to co- Randings be among the Gentiles, s as a vessel wherein away like a bird; from the birtha and Chap: 4:14
9 Jer. 22. 28. is no pleasure.
from the womb, and from the concepti9 For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild on.
ass alone by himself: Ephraim - hath hired 12 . Though they bring up their children, - job zna ido Ezek. 16. 33lovers.
yet will I bereave them, that there shall not $ Heb. loves. 10 Yea, though they have hired among be a man left: yea, wo also to them when I 1: Chap. 10.10. the nations, now i will I gather them, and depart from them.
they shall * sorrow a little for the burden of 13 Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, iš planted . See Ezeki zd; k the king of princes.
in a pleasant place: but Ephraim shall bring & 27, & 281 Chap. 12, 11. 11 Because Ephraim hath made many al- forth his children to the murderer:
tars to fin, altars shall be unto him to fin. 14 Give them, O LORD: what wilt thou
12 I have written to him the great things give? give them'a miscarrying womb, and a sike iz. is: of my law, but they were counted as a dry brealts. strange thing.
15 All their wickedness" is in Gilgal : for salehane me time 13 !+ They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifi- there. I hated them: for the wickedness of & 12.11. 101
, In the sac ces of mine offerings, and eat it; m but the their doings I will drive them out of mine
remember their iniquity, and visit their fins : princes are revolters.
16 Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried
cause they did not hearken unto him: and
they shall be wanderers among the nati-
C H A P. X.
, for joy, as other Ifrael is reproved and threatned for their people: for thou hast gone a whoring impiety and idolatry. Jer. 44:12 from thy God, thou hast loved a • reward Srael is : * an empty vine, he bringeth forth cir. 748. ', in, &c. upon every corn-floor.
fruit unto himself: according to the mul- . Nah. 2. 2 2 b The floor and the † wine-press Thall titude of his fruit, he hath increased the sying the formation not feed them, and the new wine shall fail altars; according to the goodness of his land, which it givetha in her.
they have made goodly + images. 3 They shall not dwell in the LORDS Their heart is divided; now shall they bricolares, Chap.8. 13. land; but Ephraim Thall return to Egypt, be found faulty: he shall * break down their os
Os, telah dia ot into Egypt and d they shall eat unclean things in Aflyria. altars: he shall spoil their images.
4 · They shall not offer wine-offerings to 3. For now they shall say, We liave no : Heb. behead. age as bad as the LORD, neither shall they be pleasing un- king, because we feared nor the LORD; & 11. s.
to him : f their sacrifices shall be unto them what then should a king do to us?
5 The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear, Ags 8. 23. in the day of the feast of the Lord? because of the calves of Beth-aven: for the
6 For lo they are gone, because of de- people thereof shall mourn over it, and † the .com, Cinemarimas
struction: Egypt shall gather them up, Mem- priests thereof that rejoyced on it, · for the ... sam. 4: 213 all be depred, phis shall bury them: * f the pleasant places glory thereof, because it is departed from The Tetile, dec. for their silver, & nettles shall possess them: it. thorns Mall be in their tabernacles.
6. It shall be also carried unto Assyria for 7 The days of visitation are come, the days a present to f king Jareb: Ephraim shall re- Chap. s. is: hap. 10, 8.
recompence are come, Israel fhall know ceive Name, and Israel Thall be ashamed & of schap. 1o. di Heber man of it: the prophet is a fool, the spiritual his own counsel. Micah 2. 11. man is mad, for the multitude of thine ini 7 h As for Samaria, her king is cut off as "věr. şi quity, and the great hatred.
the fome upon the water. Ezek. 3. 17.
8 The i watchman of Ephraim was with 8 The high places also of Aven, i the sin of the warcr. my God: but the prophet is a snare of a of Israel shall be destroyed : * the thorn and Clap. 9.6. fowler in all his ways, and hatred * in the the thistle shall come up on their altars ; house of his God.
and they shall say to the mountains, Cover Rev. 6. 155 di * They have deeply corrupted them- us ; and to the hills
, Fall on us. Judg. 15. 16. felves, as in the days of Gibeah : m there
9 O•Ifrael, thou hast sinned from the Chapis. » Chap. 3. 13. fore he will remember their iniquity, he will days of Gibeah: there they stood: the battle visit their sins.
in Gibeah against the children of iniquity 10 I found Israel like grapes in the wilder- did not overtake them. Cos4 ness: I saw your fathers as the first-ripe
Chap 2. 14 Or, wine-fas.
5 Chap 8. I. & 12. II!
Ephraim, &c. reproved.
I Isa. 60, 8.
Chap: 8, 10.
* Or, with the moff boly.
two transgress fions, or, in their
• Jer. 30. 11° Mic. 4.13.
Heb.the beaw'y of her neck.
Chap. s.13.& bjfa. 30. 6.
Frev, 22. 8.
* Heb. difit mifosi
prince, or, bea
& 3 5.9, 10.
2Before 10 It is in my desire that I should cha- Egypt, ' and as a dove out of the land of 2before Chrid
stise them : and " the people shall be ga. Allyria : and I will place them in their hou-
Chrift themselves in their two furrows. Jer 16.37.
12 Ephraim compasseth me about with
cir. 728. 11 ° And Ephraim is as an heifer that is lies, and the house of Israel with deceit : Chap. 7. 11. bend them for ite:r taught, and loveth to tread out the corn, but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is
but I passed over upon t her fair neck : faithful † with the saints. two habitations. I will make Ephraim to ride : Judah shall
CHA P. XII. plow, and Jacob shall break his clods.
I A reproof of Ephraim, Judah and Jacob.
ground for it is to seek the LORD, Phraim feedeth on wind, and followeth cir. 725.
lies, and desolation, · and they do make a
* 2 Kings 17.4. Job 4. 8.
13 *Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have covenant with the Allyrians, and boyl is 7.11. reaped iniquity, ye have eaten the fruit of carried into Egypt. lies : because thou didst trust in thy way, 2- The LORD hath also a controversie • Mic. 6.2.
in the multitude of thy mighty men. with Judah, and will * punish Jacob accord• Chap 131 13.
14 Therefore shall a tuinult arise among ing to his ways ; according to his doings thy people, and all thy fortresses shall be
will he recompense him. ks King5.18.34• spoiled, as Shalman spoiled Beth-arbel in 39 He took his brother d by the heel in 'Gen. as. 26. u Chap. i 3. 16. the day of battle : " the mother was dashed
the womb, and by his strength he te had | Heb. was a in pieces upon her children.
power with God : i5 So fhall Beth-el do unto you, be 4 Yea, he had power over the angel, and # Heb. the evil of Cause of your great wickedness : in a
prevailed : he wept and made fupplication &c. morning shail the king of Israel utterly be unto him : he found him in f Beth-el, and (Gen. 28. 12.
there he spake with us. C H A P. XI.
5 Even the LORD God of hosts, the i The ingratitude of Israel unto God for his LORD is his & memorial.
benefits. 5 His judgment. 8 Gods mer 6Therefore turn thou to thy God : kap: 14.7.
keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy
son out of 7. He is fa merchant, the balances of $.01, Canaan. Egypt.
deceit are in his hand : he loyeth to
op- * 2 As they called them, so they went from press. them : they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burnt 8 And Ephraim faid, Yet I am become Rev. 3. 14. incense to graven images.
rich, I have found me out substance : t in for all myla3 I taught Ephraim also to go, taking all my labours they shall find none iniquity them by their arms, but they knew not in me, † that were sin. that I healed them.
9 And k I that am the LORD thy God whom is fin. I drew them with cords of a man, with from the land of Egypt, ' will yet make thee Chap. 13.4. 4
bands of love, and I was to them as they to dwell in tabernacles, as in the days of the 'Lev.25.43, * Hcb. lift up. that * take off the yoke on their jaws, and solemn feast. I laid meat unto them.
10 I have also spoken by the prophets, and 728.
5 He ihall not return into the land of I have multiplied visions, and uled fimiliTibexabiesume Egypt, but the Allyrian shall be his king, tudes, * by the ministry of the prophets. because they refused to return.
Is there iniquity in Gilead ? surely *Chap
. s. 1.& 6 And the sword shall abide on his ci they are vanity, they sacrifice bullocks in "chap. 4. v. ile
ties, and shall consume his branches, and Gilgal ; yea, • their altars are as heaps in %. is. Amos .. Chap. 10. 6. devour them, because of their own coun the furrows of the fields. sels.
12 And Jacob p fled into the country of Gen. 28. s. 9 And my people are bent to backslid. Syria, and Israel 9 served for a wife, and : Gen. 29. 20; •Chap.7.16. ing from me: though they called them to for a wife he kept sheep.
the most High, t none at all would exalt 13 · And by a prophet the Lord brought 'Exod. 12.90; him.
Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was Pal. 77:20. 8 * How shall I give thee up, Ephraim ? he preserved. Chap: 3: 4 how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how 14 Ephraim provoked him to anger t
Thall I make thee as & Admah ? hozu shall I most bitterly : therefore shall he leave his tecked & 19.24. Deut. set thee as Zeboim ? h mine heart is turned blood upon him: s and his reproach shall his 7,8.
within me, my repentings are kindled to Lord return unto him. Jer. 31. 20. gether.
CH A P. XIII.
1 Ephraims glory, by reason of idolatry, va-
Hen Ephrain spake, trembling, he cir. 725. 10 They shall walk after the LORD: k
exalted himself in Israel ; but when Joel 3. 16. he shall rore like a lion : when he shall he offended in Baal, he died.
rore, then the children thall tremble from 2 And now * they fin more and more, Chap. 2. 3.85 the west.
and · have made them molten images of II They shall-tremble as a bird out of