11 1 The benefits of the Lord toward Israel. 5 Their ingratitude against him.
1 When Israel [a]was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
2 They called them, but they [b]went thus from them: they sacrificed unto Baal, and burnt incense to images.
3 I led Ephraim also, as one should bear them in his arms: but they knew not that I healed them.
4 I led them with cords [c]of a man, even with bands of love, and I was to them, as he was taketh off the yoke from their jaws, and I laid the meat unto them.
5 He shall no more return into the land of Egypt: but Assyria shall be his [d]King, because they refused to convert.
6 And the sword shall fall on his cities, and shall consume his bars, and devour them, because of their own counsels.
7 And my people are bent to rebellion against me: though [e]they called them to the most high, yet none at all would exalt him.
8 [f]How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee, as [g]Admah? how shall I set thee, as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me: [h]my repentings are rouled together.
9 I will not execute the fierceness of my wrath: I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man, the holy one in the midst of thee, and I will not [i]enter into the city.
10 They shall walk after the Lord: he shall roar like a lion: when he shall roar, then the children of the West shall fear.
11 [j]They shall fear as a sparrow out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria, and I will place them in their houses, saith the Lord.
12 Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet ruleth with [k]God, and is faithful with the Saints.
Hosea 11:1While the Israelites were in Egypt, and did not provoke my wrath by their malice and ingratitude.
Hosea 11:2They rebelled and went a contrary way when the Prophets called them to repentance.
Hosea 11:4That is, friendly: and not as beasts or slaves.
Hosea 11:5Seeing they contemn all this kindness, they shall be led captive into Assyria.
Hosea 11:8Meaning, that his love wherewith he first loved them, made him between doubt and assurance what to do: and herein appeareth his Fatherly affection: that his mercy toward his shall overcome his judgments, as he declareth in the next verse.
Hosea 11:9To consume thee, but will cause thee to yield, and so receive thee to mercy: and this is meant of the final number who shall walk after the Lord.
Hosea 11:11The Egyptians, and the Assyrians shall be afraid when the Lord maintaineth his people.
Hosea 11:12Governeth their state according to God’s word, and doth not degenerate.
Geneva Bible, 1599 Edition. Published by Tolle Lege Press. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without written permission from the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations in articles, reviews, and broadcasts.
Bible Gateway Plus
Enrich your faith and grow in spiritual maturity with the incredible Bible study and devotional books listed below. Try it for 30 days FREE. Cancel at any time.
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
Upgrade to remove banner ads and unlock new features!
You've successfully created your account! For the best Bible Gateway experience, consider an upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus. For less than the cost of a latte each month, you'll get reduced banner ads and a huge digital Bible study library. Try it free for 30 days!