Hos 11:8

11:8 How can I give you up. God now speaks directly to Israel. The contrast with vv. 5–7 heightens the impact of this deeply personal declaration of relentless compassion.

Admah . . . Zeboiim. These two cities on the plain near the southern end of the Dead Sea (Gen. 10:19; 14:2, 8) were destroyed along with Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen. 19:23–25), thus becoming examples of God’s wrath (Deut. 29:23; Jer. 49:18).