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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Hosea 14:4


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    King James Bible - Hosea 14:4

    I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.

    World English Bible

    "I will heal their waywardness. I will love them freely; for my anger is turned away from him.

    Douay-Rheims - Hosea 14:4

    I will heal their breaches, I will love them freely: for my wrath is turned away from them.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for my anger is turned away from him.

    Original Hebrew

    ארפא
    7495 משׁובתם 4878 אהבם 157 נדבה 5071 כי 3588 שׁב 7725 אפי 639 ממנו׃ 4480

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    VERSE (4) -
    Ho 11:7 Ex 15:26 Isa 57:18 Jer 3:22; 5:6; 8:22; 14:7; 17:14; 33:6

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 14:4

    ¶ Yo medicinaré su rebelión, los amaré de voluntad; porque mi furor se apartó de ellos.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Hosea 14:4

    Verse 4. I will
    heal their backsliding] Here is the answer of God to these prayers and resolutions. See its parts:- 1. Ye have backslidden and fallen, and are grievously and mortally wounded by that fall; but I, who am the Author of life, and who redeem from death, will heal all these wounds and spiritual diseases.

    2. I will love them freely-hbdn nedabah, after a liberal, princely manner. I will love them so as to do them incessant good. It shall not be a love of affection merely, but shall be a beneficial love. A love that not only feels delight in itself, but fills them with delight who are its objects, by making them unutterably and supremely happy.

    3. For mine anger is turned away from him-Because he has turned back to me. Thus God and man become friends.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 4. I will heal their backslidings , etc.] This and what follows is the Lord’s answer to the above prayer; and this clause particularly is an answer to that petition, “take away all iniquity”, ( Hosea 14:2); sins are diseases, natural and hereditary, nauseous and loathsome, mortal, and incurable but by the grace of God, and blood of Christ; backslidings are relapses, which are dangerous things; Christ is the only Physician, who heals all the diseases of sin, and these relapses also; he will do it, he has promised it, and never turns away any that apply to him for it; and which he does by a fresh application of his blood, whereby he takes away sin, heals the conscience wounded with it, and restores peace and comfort; which is a great encouragement to take words, and return unto him; (see Hosea 6:1 Jeremiah 3:22 Isaiah 57:17,18); I will love them freely ; this is in answer to that petition, “receive us, graciously”; or “receive good”, or rather “give good”, ( Hosea 14:2); not that the love of God or Christ begins when sinners repent and turn to him, or he applies his pardoning grace, since his love is from everlasting; but that in so doing he manifests his love, and will continue in it, nor shall anything separate from it: and this love, as it is freely set upon the objects of it, without any merits of theirs, or any motives in them, but flows from the free sovereign will and pleasure of God in Christ; so it is as freely manifested, and continues upon the same bottom, and is displayed in a most liberal and profuse donation of blessings of grace to them: this love is free in its original, and is liberal and bountiful in the effects of it; and makes the objects of it a free, willing, and bountiful people too: for mine anger is turned away from him : from Israel, which, under former dispensations of Providence, seemed to be towards him, at least when under his frowns, resentment, and displeasure, as is the case of that people at this day; but when they shall return to the Lord, and he shall manifest and apply his pardoning grace to them, his anger will appear no more, and they shall be in a very happy and comfortable condition, as Israel or the church declares, ( Isaiah 12:1); which refers to the same times as these words do; (see Romans 11:26,27); and compare ( Psalm 85:2,3); where a manifestation of pardoning grace is called the Lord’s turning himself from the fierceness of his anger; and especially this suits with Gospel times, satisfaction being made for sin by the sacrifice of Christ.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    The
    abuse of God's favour leads to punishment. (Hos. 13:1-8) A promis of God's mercy. (Hos. 13:9-16)

    Hos. 13:1-8 While Ephraim kept up a holy fear of God, and worshippe Him in that fear, so long he was very considerable. When Ephrai forsook God, and followed idolatry, he sunk. Let the men that sacrific kiss the calves, in token of their adoration of them, affection for them, and obedience to them; but the Lord will not give his glory to another, and therefore all that worship images shall be confounded. N solid, lasting comfort, is to be expected any where but in God. God no only took care of the Israelites in the wilderness, he put them in possession of Canaan, a good land; but worldly prosperity, when it feeds men's pride, makes them forgetful of God. Therefore the Lor would meet them in just vengeance, as the most terrible beast tha inhabited their forests. Abused goodness calls for greater severity.

    Hos. 13:9-16 Israel had destroyed himself by his rebellion; but he could not save himself, his help was from the Lord only. This may wel be applied to the case of spiritual redemption, from that lost stat into which all have fallen by wilful sins. God often gives i displeasure what we sinfully desire. It is the happiness of the saints that, whether God gives or takes away, all is in love. But it is the misery of the wicked, that, whether God gives or takes away, it is all in wrath, nothing is comfortable. Except sinners repent and believe the gospel, anguish will soon come upon them. The prophecy of the ruin of Israel as a nation, also showed there would be a merciful and powerfu interposition of God, to save a remnant of them. Yet this was but shadow of the ransom of the true Israel, by the death, burial, an resurrection of Christ. He will destroy death and the grave. The Lor would not repent of his purpose and promise. Yet, in the mean time Israel would be desolated for her sins. Without fruitfulness in goo works, springing from the Holy Spirit, all other fruitfulness will be found as empty as the uncertain riches of the world. The wrath of God will wither its branches, its sprigs shall be dried up, it shall com to nothing. Woes, more terrible than any from the most cruel warfare shall fall on those who rebel against God. From such miseries, and from sin, the cause of them, may the Lord deliver us __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    ארפא 7495 משׁובתם 4878 אהבם 157 נדבה 5071 כי 3588 שׁב 7725 אפי 639 ממנו׃ 4480


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