Hos 12:5

12:5 the Lord, the God of hosts. A doxology, similar to those in Amos (Amos 4:13; 5:8, 9; 9:5, 6), here reminds Israel that the covenant God of the patriarchs (the Lord) is the God of hosts, the commander of Israel’s armies, and sovereign over all creation (Zech. 1:3 note).