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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Hosea 7:11

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

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16




    King James Bible - Hosea 7:11

    Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.

    World English Bible

    "Ephraim is like an easily deceived dove, without understanding. They call to Egypt. They go to Assyria.

    Douay-Rheims - Hosea 7:11

    And Ephraim is become as a dove that is decoyed, not having a
    heart: they called upon Egypt, they went to the Assyrians.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Ephraim also is like a silly dove without
    heart: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.

    Original Hebrew

    1961 אפרים 669 כיונה 3123 פותה 6601 אין 369 לב 3820 מצרים 4714 קראו 7121 אשׁור 804 הלכו׃ 1980

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    VERSE (11) -
    Ho 11:11

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 7:11

    Y fue Efraín como paloma engañada, sin entendimiento; llamarán a Egipto, acudirán al asirio.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Hosea 7:11

    Verse 11.
    Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart] A bird that has little understanding; that is easily snared and taken; that is careless about its own young, and seems to live without any kind of thought. It has been made, by those who, like itself, are without heart, the symbol of conjugal affection. Nothtng worse could have been chosen, for the dove and its mate are continually quarrelling.

    They call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.] They strive to make these their allies and friends; but in this they showed that they were without heart, had not a sound understanding; for these were rival nations, and Israel could not attach itself to the one without incurring the jealousy and displeasure of the other. Thus, like the silly dove, they were constantly falling into snares; sometimes of the Egyptians, at others of the Assyrians.

    By the former they were betrayed; by the latter, ruined.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 11. Ephraim also is like a silly dove, without heart , etc.] Or understanding; which comes and picks up the corns of grain, which lie scattered about, and does not know that the net is spread for it; and when its young are taken away, it is unconcerned, and continues its nest in the same place still; and, when frightened, flees not to its dove house, where it would be safe, but flies about here and there, and so becomes a prey to others. Thus Ephraim, going to Egypt and Assyria for help, were ensnared by them, not having sense enough to perceive that this would be their ruin; and though they had heretofore suffered by them, yet still they continued to make their addresses to them; and instead of keeping close to the Lord, and to his worship and the place of it, and asking counsel and help of him they ran about and sought for it here and there: they call to Egypt ; that is, for help; as Hoshea king of Israel, when he sent messengers to So or Sabacon king of Egypt, for protection and assistance, ( 2 Kings 17:4). Such a foolish part, like the silly doves, did they act; since the Egyptians had been their implacable enemies, and their fathers had been in cruel bondage under them: they go to Assyria ; send gifts and presents, and pay tribute to the kings thereof, to make them easy; as Menahem did to Pul, and Hoshea to Shalmaneser, ( 2 Kings 15:19 17:3). Some understand this last clause, not of their sin in going to the Assyrian for help; but of their punishment in going or being carried captive thither; and so the Targum seems to interpret it, “they go captive, or are carried captive, into Assyria.”

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    An exhortation to repentance. (Hos. 6:1-3)
    Israel's instability an breach of the covenant. (Hos. 6:4-11)

    Hos. 6:1-3 Those who have gone from God by consent, and in a body drawing one another to sin, should, by consent and in a body, return to him, which will be for his glory, and their good. It will be of grea use for support under afflictions, and to encourage our repentance, to keep up good thoughts of God, and of his purposes and design concerning us. Deliverance out of trouble should be to them as lif from the dead. God will revive them: the assurance of this shoul engage them to return to him. But this seems to have a furthe reference to the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Let us admire the wisdo and goodness of God, that when the prophet foretold the deliverance of the church out of her troubles, he should point out our salvation by Christ; and now these words are fulfilled in the resurrection of Christ, it confirms our faith, that this is He that should come and we are to look for no other. Here is a precious blessing promised; this is life eternal, to know God. The returns of the favour of God are secure to us as firmly as the return of the morning after a dark night. He shall come to us as the latter and former rain unto the earth, whic refreshes it, and makes it fruitful. The grace of God in Christ is bot the latter and the former rain; and by it the good work of ou fruit-bearing is begun and carried on. And as the Redeemer was raise from the grave, so will He revive the hearts and hopes of all tha trust in him. The feeblest glimpse of hope in his word, is a sure earnest of increasing light and comfort, which shall be attended with purifying, comforting grace that makes fruitful.

    Hos. 6:4-11 Sometimes Israel and Judah seemed disposed to repent unde their sufferings, but their goodness vanished like the empty mornin cloud, and the early dew, and they were as vile as ever. Therefore the Lord sent awful messages by the prophets. The word of God will be the death either of the sin or of the sinner. God desired mercy rather tha sacrifice, and that knowledge of him which produces holy fear and love This exposes the folly of those who trust in outward observances, to make up for their want of love to God and man. As Adam broke the covenant of God in paradise, so Israel had broken his nationa covenant, notwithstanding all the favours they received. Judah also wa ripe for Divine judgments. May the Lord put his fear into our hearts and set up his kingdom within us, and never leave us to ourselves, no suffer us to be overcome by temptation __________________________________________________________________

    Original Hebrew

    ויהי 1961 אפרים 669 כיונה 3123 פותה 6601 אין 369 לב 3820 מצרים 4714 קראו 7121 אשׁור 804 הלכו׃ 1980

    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16


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