8 The watchman of Ephraim [a]should be with my God: but the Prophet is the snare of a fowler in all his ways, and hatred in the house of his God.
9 They [b]are deeply set: they are corrupt as in the days of Gibeah: therefore he will remember their iniquity, he will visit their sins.
10 I found Israel like [c]grapes in the wilderness: I saw your fathers as the first ripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they went to Baal Peor, and separated themselves unto that shame, and their abominations were according to [d]their lovers.
Hosea 9:8The Prophet’s duty is to bring men to God, and not to be a snare to pull them from God.
Hosea 9:9This people is so rooted in their wickedness, that Gibeah which was like to Sodom, was never more corrupt, Judg. 19:22.
Hosea 9:10Meaning, that he so esteemed them and delighted in them.
Hosea 9:10They were as abominable unto me, as their lovers the idols.
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