Hos 3:4

3:4 many days. The waiting period until the coming of Christ, the great and final King of the Davidic dynasty (v. 5).

without king . . . household gods. Israel’s basic political and religious institutions, both legitimate (sacrifice and ephod, Ex. 28:31) and illegitimate (sacred stones or pillars, Deut. 16:21–22; idols or teraphim, Zech. 10:2), were going to be removed as punishment.