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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Hosea 3:1

    CHAPTERS: Hosea 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5




    King James Bible - Hosea 3:1

    Then said the LORD unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh said to me, "Go again, love a woman loved by another, and an adulteress, even as Yahweh loves the children of Israel, though they
    turn to other gods, and love cakes of raisins."

    Douay-Rheims - Hosea 3:1

    And the Lord said to me: Go yet again, and love a woman beloved of her friend, and an adulteress : as the Lord loveth the children of Israel, and they look to strange gods, and love the husks of the grapes.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Then said the LORD to me, Go yet, love a woman beloved by her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD towards the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of

    Original Hebrew

    559 יהוה 3068 אלי 413 עוד 5750 לך 1980 אהב 157 אשׁה 802 אהבת 157 רע 7453 ומנאפת 5003 כאהבת 160 יהוה 3068 את 853 בני 1121 ישׂראל 3478 והם 1992 פנים 6437 אל 413 אלהים 430 אחרים 312 ואהבי 157 אשׁישׁי 809 ענבים׃ 6025

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    VERSE (1) -
    Ho 1:2,3

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:1

    ¶ Y me dijo otra vez el SEÑOR: Ve, ama una mujer amada de su compañero, y adúltera, como el amor del SEÑOR para con los hijos de Israel; los cuales miran a dioses ajenos, y aman frascos de vino.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Hosea 3:1

    Verse 1. Go yet,
    love a woman] This is a different command from that mentioned in the first chapter. That denoted the infidelity of the kingdom of Israel, and God's divorce of them. He gave them up to their enemies, and caused them to be carried into captivity. The woman mentioned here represents one who was a lawful wife joining herself to a paramour; then divorced by her husband; afterwards repenting, and desirous to be joined to her spouse; ceasing from her adulterous commerce, but not yet reconciled to him. This was the state and disposition of the Jews under the Babylonish captivity. Though separated from their own idols, they continued separated from their God. He is still represented as having affectionate feelings towards them; awaiting their full repentance and contrition, in order to renew the marriage covenant. These things are pointed out by the symbolical actions of the prophet.

    Beloved of her friend] Or, a lover of evil; or, loving another: for the Hebrew words [r tbha mean one who loves evil or a friend: because [r signifies a friend, or evil, according as it is pointed. The former seems to be its best sense here; [r rea is a friend; [r ra is evil.

    According to the love of the Lord] This woman, who had proved false to her husband, was still beloved by him, though he could not acknowledge her; as the Israelites were beloved by the Lord, while they were looking after other gods. The flagons of wine were probably such as were used for libations, or drunk in idol feasts. Others think that the words should be translated cakes of dried grapes, sweet cakes, consecrated wafers.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 1. Then said the Lord unto me , etc.] Or, as the Targum, “the Lord said unto me again”; for the word yet or again is to be joined to this, and not the following clause; and shows that this is a new vision, prophecy, or parable, though respecting the same persons and things: go, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress ; not the prophet’s wife, not Gomer, but some other feigned person; beloved either of her own husband, as the Targum and Jarchi, notwithstanding her unchastity and unfaithfulness to him; or of another man, as Aben Ezra, who had a very great respect for her, courted her, and perhaps had betrothed her, but had not yet consummated the marriage; and, though a harlot, loved her dearly, and could not get off his affections from her, but hankered after her; or of the prophet, as Kimchi, who paraphrases it, “thou shall love her, and be to her a friend;” to protect and defend her, as harlots used to have one in particular they called their friend, by whose name they were called, and was a cover to them. The sense is, that the prophet was to go to the people of Israel, and deliver this parable to them, setting forth their state and condition, and their behaviour towards God, and his great love to them, notwithstanding all their baseness and ingratitude; it was as if a woman that was either married or betrothed, or that either had a husband or a suitor that so dearly loved her, that though she was guilty of uncleanness, and continued in it, yet would not leave her; and which is thus expressed by the Targum, “go, deliver a prophecy against the house of Israel, who are like a woman dear to her husband; and though she commits fornication against him, yet he so loves her that he will not put her away:” according to the love of the Lord toward the children of Israel ; or such is the love of the Lord to them; for though they were guilty of idolatry, intemperance, and other immoralities, yet still he loved them, and formed designs of grace and goodness for them. And thus, though God does not love sinners as such; yet he loves them, though they are sinners, and when and while they are such; as appears by his choice of them, and covenant with them, by Christ’s dying for them while sinners, and by his quickening them when dead in trespasses and sins: who look to other gods ; or “though they look to other gods” f50 ; look to them and worship them, pray unto them, put their trust in them, and expect good things from them: and love flagons of wine , or “tubs of grapes” f51 ; or of wine made of them; or lumps of raisins, cakes or junkets made of them and other things, as the Septuagint; and may respect either the drunkenness and intemperance of the ten tribes; (see Isaiah 28:1), they loved, as Kimchi says, the delights of the world, and not the law and commandments of God; or the feasts that were made in the temples of their idols they loved good eating and drinking, and that made them like idolatry the better for the sake of those things; (see Exodus 32:6), for the Heathens used to eat and drink to excess at their sacrifices: hence Diogenes the philosopher was very angry with those who sacrificed to the gods for their health, yet in their sacrifices feasted to the prejudice of their health.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    prophet enters into a new contract, representing the graciou manner in which God will again restore Israel under a new covenant.

    Hos. 3:1-3 The dislike of men to true religion is because they love objects and forms, which allow them to indulge, instead of mortifyin their lusts. How wonderful that a holy God should have good-will to those whose carnal mind is enmity against Him! Here is represente God's gracious dealings with the fallen race of mankind, that had gon from him. This is the covenant of grace he is willing to enter int with them, they must be to him a people, and he will be to them a God They must accept the punishment of their sin, and must not return to folly. And it is a certain sign that our afflictions are means of goo to us, when we are kept from being overcome by the temptations of a afflicted state.

    Hos. 3:4-5 Here is the application of the parable to Israel. They mus long sit like a widow, stripped of all joys and honours; but shall a length be received again. Those that would seek the Lord so as to fin him, must apply to Christ, and become his willing people. Not only ar we to fear the Lord and his greatness, but the Lord and his goodness not only his majesty, but his mercy. Even Jewish writers apply thi passage to the promised Messiah; doubtless it foretold their futur conversion to Christ, for which they are kept a separate people. Thoug the first fear of God arise from a view of his holy majesty an righteous vengeance, yet the experience of mercy and grace throug Jesus Christ, will lead the heart to reverence so kind and glorious Friend and Father, and to fear offending him __________________________________________________________________

    Original Hebrew

    ויאמר 559 יהוה 3068 אלי 413 עוד 5750 לך 1980 אהב 157 אשׁה 802 אהבת 157 רע 7453 ומנאפת 5003 כאהבת 160 יהוה 3068 את 853 בני 1121 ישׂראל 3478 והם 1992 פנים 6437 אל 413 אלהים 430 אחרים 312 ואהבי 157 אשׁישׁי 809 ענבים׃ 6025

    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


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