Category Archives: Hosea Commentary

Bible study through the book of Hosea, first of the 12 Minor Prophets.

I Never Knew You

Hos 8:2-3 To me they cry, “My God, we—Israel—know you.” Israel has spurned the good; the enemy shall pursue him. Taken together this passage sounds very much like a practical application of Jesus’ words to the crowds in Mt 7:21-23: “Not … Continue reading

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Vultures and Eagles

Hos 8:1 Set the trumpet to your lips! One like a vulture is over the house of the Lord, because they have transgressed my covenant and rebelled against my law. The trumpet warns that someone is watching and waiting to devour. … Continue reading

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They Could Have Done Better

Hos 7:13-16 Woe to them, for they have strayed from me! Destruction to them, for they have rebelled against me! I would redeem them, but they speak lies against me. They do not cry to me from the heart, but they wail … Continue reading

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Senseless

Hos 7:11-12 Ephraim is like a dove, silly and without sense, calling to Egypt, going to Assyria. As they go, I will spread over them my net; I will bring them down like birds of the heavens; I will discipline them … Continue reading

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Pride Goes Before the Fall

Hos 7:10 The pride of Israel testifies to his face; yet they do not return to the Lord their God, nor seek him, for all this. This verse echoes Hos 5:5. In both places pride testifies against Israel. Humility and love are … Continue reading

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Their Sins are Getting Old

Hos 7:8-9 Ephraim mixes himself with the peoples; Ephraim is a cake not turned. Strangers devour his strength, and he knows it not; gray hairs are sprinkled upon him, and he knows it not. By financially, religiously, and politically mingling with the … Continue reading

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Self Destruct Sequence

Hos 7:3-7 By their evil they make the king glad, and the princes by their treachery. They are all adulterers; they are like a heated oven whose baker ceases to stir the fire, from the kneading of the dough until it is … Continue reading

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