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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Hosea 14:6


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    King James Bible - Hosea 14:6

    His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon.

    World English Bible

    His branches will spread, and his
    beauty will be like the olive tree, and his fragrance like Lebanon.

    Douay-Rheims - Hosea 14:6

    His branches shall spread, and his glory shall be as the olive
    tree: and his smell as that of Libanus.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    His branches shall spread, and his
    beauty shall be as the olive-tree, and his smell as Lebanon.

    Original Hebrew

    ילכו
    1980 ינקותיו 3127 ויהי 1961 כזית 2132 הודו 1935 וריח 7381 לו  כלבנון׃ 3844

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    Ps 80:9-11 Eze 17:5-8; 31:3-10 Da 4:10-15 Mt 13:31 Joh 15:1

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 14:6

    Se extenderán sus ramos, y será su gloria como la de la oliva, y olerá como el Líbano.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 6. His
    branches shall spread , etc.] As the well rooted cedars in Lebanon; (see Numbers 24:6). This respects the propagation of the church of God, and the interest of Christ in the world, as in the first times of the Gospel, and will be in the latter day; when the Gospel shall be spread everywhere; churches set up in all places; the Jews converted, and the fulness of the Gentiles brought in; and these like spreading branches, and fruitful boughs, abounding in grace and good works. The Targum is, “they shall multiply or increase with sons and daughters:” and his beauty shall be as the olive tree ; which lies in its being laden with excellent fruit, and being always green; for which reasons particular believers, and the whole church of God, are sometimes compared to it; having that fatness in them, with which God and men are honoured; and that true grace, which is signified by oil in the vessels of the heart, and is called the unction and anointing of the Holy One; and they persevering in this grace to the end, which is evergreen and durable, immortal, and dies not; (see Psalm 52:8 Jeremiah 11:16). Here again it may be observed, that the trees of Lebanon, though they had strong roots, and spreading branches, yet were not fruitful; and the deficiency of that metaphor is supplied by this of the olive: and his smell as Lebanon ; as the trees of Lebanon, the cedars, trees of frankincense, and other odoriferous trees and plants, which grew upon it; here what is wanting in the olive tree, whose smell is not so grateful, is made up by this simile of the trees of Lebanon, and the smell of them; which may denote the sweet and grateful smell the Lord smells in his people, or his gracious acceptance of them in Christ; whose garments of righteousness and salvation on them are as the smell of Lebanon; and whose graces in them exceed the smell of all spices; and whose prayers are odours, and their praises a sacrifice of a sweet smelling savour to God; (see Song of Solomon 4:10,11 Revelation 5:8 8:3,4 1 Peter 2:5).

    Some render it, “as incense” called “lebonah” in Hebrew, from whence the mountain is thought to have its name, frankincense growing upon it. So the Targum, “and their smell as the smell of the incense of spices.”

    Jarchi says, as the sanctuary, which was made of the cedars of Lebanon.


    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

    ילכו 1980 ינקותיו 3127 ויהי 1961 כזית 2132 הודו 1935 וריח 7381 לו  כלבנון׃ 3844


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