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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Hosea 2:7


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    King James Bible - Hosea 2:7

    And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.

    World English Bible

    She will
    follow after her lovers, but she won't overtake them; and she will seek them, but won't find them. Then she will say, 'I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.'

    Douay-Rheims - Hosea 2:7

    And she shall
    follow after her lovers, and shall not overtake them: and she shall seek them, and shall not find, and she shall say: I will go, and return to my first husband, because it was better with me then, than now.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And she shall
    follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.

    Original Hebrew

    ורדפה
    7291 את 853 מאהביה 157 ולא 3808 תשׂיג 5381 אתם 853 ובקשׁתם 1245 ולא 3808 תמצא 4672 ואמרה 559 אלכה 1980 ואשׁובה 7725 אל 413 אישׁי 376 הראשׁון 7223 כי 3588 טוב 2896 לי  אז 227  מעתה׃ 6258

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (7) -
    Ho 5:13 2Ch 28:20-22 Isa 30:2,3,16; 31:1-3 Jer 2:28,36,37; 30:12-15

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:7

    Y seguirá a sus amantes, y no los alcanzará; los buscará, y no los hallará. Entonces dirá: Iré, y me volveré a mi primer marido; porque mejor me iba entonces que ahora.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Hosea 2:9

    Verse 9. Therefore will I return, and take away] In the course of my providence, I will withhold those benefits which she has prostituted to her idolatrous services. And I will neither give the
    land rain, nor fruitful seasons.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 9. Therefore will I return, and take away , etc.] Or, “take away again” f33 ; an usual Hebraism: my corn in the
    time thereof, and my wine in the season thereof ; for though these are the gifts of God to men for their use, and to dispose of for the good of others; yet he retains his property in them, and can and will call them to an account for their stewardship; and, when he pleases, take away both their office, and the good things they were intrusted with, not making a right use of them; and this he does in his own appointed time and season, or at such a time when these are at the best, and the greatest good is expected from them, and which therefore is the more afflictive; as in the time of harvest and vintage, so Kimchi, when corn and grapes are fully ripe; or, as the Targum, in the time of the corn being on the floor, and of the pressure of the wine: and will recover my wool, and my flax , given “to cover her nakedness”; or, “I will take away”; by force and violence, as out of the hands of thieves, and robbers, and usurpers, who have no right to them, being forfeited; these were given to cover her nakedness, but not to deck herself with for the honour of her idols, or to cherish pride and superstition; (see Matthew 23:5) these were all taken away when the Romans came and took away their place and nation, ( John 11:48). The Septuagint and Arabic versions give the sense as if these were taken, that they might not cover her nakedness , or “shame”; but that it might be exposed, as follows:

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    The
    idolatry of the people. (Hos. 2:1-5) God's judgments against them (Hos. 2:6-13) His promises of reconciliation. (Hos. 2:14-23)

    Hos. 2:1-5 This chapter continues the figurative address to Israel, in reference to Hosea's wife and children. Let us own and love a brethren, all whom the Lord seems to put among his children, an encourage them in that they have received mercy. But every Christian by his example and conduct, must protest against evil and abuses, eve among those to whom he belongs and owes respect. Impenitent sinner will soon be stripped of the advantages they misuse, and which the consume upon their lusts.

    Hos. 2:6-13 God threatens what he would do with this treacherous idolatrous people. They did not turn, therefore all this came upo them; and it is written for admonition to us. If lesser difficulties be got over, God will raise greater. The most resolute in sinful pursuits are commonly most crossed in them. The way of God and duty is ofte hedged about with thorns, but we have reason to think it is a sinfu way that is hedged up with thorns. Crosses and obstacles in an evi course are great blessings, and are to be so accounted; they are God' hedges, to keep us from transgressing, to make the way of sin difficult, and to keep us from it. We have reason to bless God for restraining grace, and for restraining providences; and even for sor pain, sickness, or calamity, if it keeps us from sin. The disappointments we meet with in seeking for satisfaction from the creature, should, if nothing else will do it, drive us to the Creator When men forget, or consider not that their comforts come from God, he will often in mercy take them away, to bring them to think upon their folly and danger. Sin and mirth can never hold long together; but in men will not take away sin from their mirth, God will take away mirt from their sin. And if men destroy God's word and ordinances, it is just with him to destroy their vines and fig-trees. This shall be the ruin of their mirth. Taking away the solemn seasons and the sabbath will not do it, they will readily part with them, and think it no loss but He will take away their sensual pleasures. Days of sinful mirt must be visited with days of mourning.

    Hos. 2:14-23 After these judgments the Lord would deal with Israel mor gently. By the promise of rest in Christ we are invited to take his yoke upon us; and the work of conversion may be forwarded by comfort as well as by convictions. But usually the Lord drives us to despair of earthly joy, and help from ourselves, that, being shut from every othe door, we may knock at Mercy's gate. From that time Israel would be mor truly attached to the Lord; no longer calling him Baali, or "My lor and master," alluding to authority, rather than love, but Ishi, a address of affection. This may foretell the restoration from the Babylonish captivity; and also be applied to the conversion of the Jew to Christ, in the days of the apostles, and the future genera conversion of that nation; and believers are enabled to expec infinitely more tenderness and kindness from their holy God, than beloved wife can expect from the kindest husband. When the people wer weaned from idols, and loved the Lord, no creature should do them an harm. This may be understood of the blessings and privileges of the spiritual Israel, of every true believer, and their partaking of Christ's righteousness; also, of the conversion of the Jews to Christ Here is an argument for us to walk so that God may not be dishonoure by us: Thou art my people. If a man's family walk disorderly, it is dishonour to the master. If God call us children, we may say, Thou ar our God. Unbelieving soul, lay aside discouraging thoughts; do not thu answer God's loving-kindness. Doth God say, Thou art my people? Say Lord, thou art our God __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    ורדפה 7291 את 853 מאהביה 157 ולא 3808 תשׂיג 5381 אתם 853 ובקשׁתם 1245 ולא 3808 תמצא 4672 ואמרה 559 אלכה 1980 ואשׁובה 7725 אל 413 אישׁי 376 הראשׁון 7223 כי 3588 טוב 2896 לי  אז 227  מעתה׃ 6258


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