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Hosea Chapter 5

Hosea 5:1
5:1 Hear ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel;
    and give ye ear, O house of the king; for judgment [is]
    toward you, because ye have been a {a} snare on Mizpah, and
    a net spread upon Tabor.

    (a) The priests and princes caught the poor people in their
        snares, as the fowlers did the birds, in these two high
        mountains.

Hosea 5:2
5:2 And the revolters are profound to make {b} slaughter, though
    I [have been] a {c} rebuker of them all.

    (b) Even though they seemed to be given altogether to
        holiness, and to sacrifices which here he calls
        slaughter in contempt.
    (c) Though I had admonished them continually by my Prophets.

Hosea 5:3
5:3 I know {d} Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now,
    O Ephraim, thou committest whoredom, [and] Israel is
    defiled.

    (d) They boasted themselves not only to be Israelites, but
        also Ephraimites, because their King Jeroboam came from
        that tribe.

Hosea 5:5
5:5 And the {e} pride of Israel doth testify to his face:
    therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity;
    Judah also shall fall with them.

    (e) Meaning their condemning of all admonitions.

Hosea 5:7
5:7 They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they
    have begotten {f} strange children: now shall {g} a month
    devour them with their portions.

    (f) That is, their children are degenerate, so that there is
        no hope in them.
    (g) Their destruction is not far off.

Hosea 5:8
5:8 Blow ye the cornet in Gibeah, [and] the trumpet in Ramah:
    cry aloud [at] Bethaven, after thee, O {h} Benjamin.

    (h) That is, all of Israel that was included under this
        tribe, signifying that the Lord's plagues would pursue
        them from place to place until they were destroyed.

Hosea 5:9
5:9 Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the
    tribes of Israel have I made {i} known that which shall
    surely be.

    (i) By the success they will know that I have surely
        determined this.

Hosea 5:10
5:10 The princes of Judah were like them that {k} remove the
     bound: [therefore] I will pour out my wrath upon them like
     water.

     (k) They have turned upside down all political order and all
         manner of religion.

Hosea 5:11
5:11 Ephraim [is] oppressed [and] broken in judgment, because he
     willingly walked after the {l} commandment.

     (l) That is, after King Jeroboam's commandment, and did not
         rather follow God.

Hosea 5:13
5:13 When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah [saw] his wound,
     then went Ephraim to {m} the Assyrian, and sent to king {n}
     Jareb: yet could he not heal you, nor cure you of your
     wound.

     (m) Instead of seeking for remedy from God's hand.
     (n) Who was king of the Assyrians.



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