SEV Biblia, Chapter 11:1 Â¶ Cuando Israel era muchacho, yo lo amé, y de Egipto llamé a mi hijo.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Hosea 11:1 Verse 1. When Israel was a child] In the infancy of his political existence.
I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.] Where he was greatly oppressed; and in this I gave the proof of my love. I preserved my people in their affliction there, and brought them safely out of it.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. When Israel [was] a child, then I loved him , etc.] Or, “for Israel [was] a child” f215 ; a rebellious and disobedient one, therefore his king was cut off in a morning, and he has been, and will be, without a king many days; yet still “I loved him”: or, “though Israel [was] a child” f216 ; a weak, helpless, foolish, and imprudent one, “yet I loved him”: or, “when a child”; in the infancy of his civil and church state, when in Egypt, and in the wilderness; the Lord loved him, not only as his creature, as he does all the works of his hands, but with a more special love than he loved others; choosing them to be a special people above all others; giving them his law, his statutes, and his judgments, his word and his worship, which he did not give to other nations. So he loves spiritual and mystical Israel, all the elect of God, whether Jews or Gentiles, when children, as soon as born, and though born in sin, carnal and corrupt; yea, before they are born, and when having done neither good nor evil; and so may be expressive both of the earliness and antiquity of his love to them, and of the freeness of it, without any merits or motives of theirs; and called my son out of Egypt , not literal Israel, as before, whom God called his son, and his firstborn, and demanded his dismission from Pharaoh, and called him, and brought him out of Egypt with a mighty hand and outstretched arm; and which was a type of his calling spiritual Israel, his adopted sons, out of worse than Egyptian bondage and darkness: but his own natural and only begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ; for these words are expressly said to be fulfilled in him, ( Matthew 2:15); not by way of allusion; or by accommodation of phrases; or as the type is fulfilled in the antitype; or as a proverbial expression, adapted to any deliverance; but literally: the first and only sense of the words respects Christ, who in his infancy was had to Egypt for shelter from Herod’s rage and fury, and, when he was dead, and those that sought the life of Jesus, he was by an angel of the Lord, warning Joseph of it, called out of Egypt, and brought into Judea, ( Matthew 2:19-23); and this as a proof of the love of God to Israel; which as it was expressed to him in his infancy, it continued and appeared in various instances, more or less unto the coming of Christ; who, though obliged for a while to go into Egypt, must not continue there, but must be called from thence, to be brought up in the land of Judea; to do his miracles, preach his doctrines, and do good to the bodies and souls of men there, being sent particularly to the lost sheep of the house of Israel; and, above all, in order to work out the salvation and redemption of his special people among them, and of the whole Israel of God everywhere else; which is the greatest instance of love to them, and to the world of the Gentiles, that ever was known, ( John 3:16) ( 1 John 2:2 4:9,10).
Matthew Henry Commentary The idolatry of Israel. (Hos. 10:1-8) They are exhorted to repentance (Hos. 10:9-15)
Hos. 10:1-8 A vine is only valuable for its fruit; but Israel no brought no fruit to perfection. Their hearts were divided. God is the Sovereign of the heart; he will have all, or none. Were the stream of the heart wholly after God, it would run strongly, and bear down all before it. Their pretences to covenant with God were false. Even the proceeding of justice was as poisonous hemlock. Alas, how empty a vin is the visible church even at this day! But all earthly prosperity is but a collection of bubbles, soon destroyed like foam upon the water Sinners will in vain seek shelter from that Judge, whom they no despise as a Saviour.
Hos. 10:9-15 Because God does not desire the death and ruin of sinners therefore in mercy he desires their chastisement. The children of iniquity still remained in Israel. The enemies would be gathere against them. It is just with God to make those know what hardship mean, who indulge themselves in ease and pleasure. Let them cleans their hearts from all corrupt affections and lusts, and be a broken an contrite spirit. Let them abound in works of piety towards God, and of justice and charity towards one another: herein let them sow to the Spirit. Seeking the Lord is to be every day's work, but there ar special occasions when to seek him. Christ shall come as the Lord ou righteousness, and grant us of it abundantly. If we sow in righteousness, we shall reap according to mercy; a reward not of debt but of grace. Even the gains of sin yield the sinner no satisfaction As our comforts, so our confidences in the service of sin wil certainly fail us. Come and seek the Lord, and thy hope in him shal not deceive thee. See what cruel work war makes. Whatever mischief is done, it is sin that does it. What miseries men's sins bring on them even in this world __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew כי 3588 נער 5288 ישׂראל 3478 ואהבהו 157 וממצרים 4714 קראתי 7121 לבני׃ 1121