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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Hosea 7:15

    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 7:15

    Though I have bound and strengthened their arms, yet do they imagine mischief against me.

    World English Bible

    Though I have taught and strengthened their
    arms, yet they plot evil against me.

    Douay-Rheims - Hosea 7:15

    And I have chastised them, and strengthened their
    arms: and they have imagined evil against me.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Though I have bound and strengthened their
    arms, yet do they imagine mischief against me.

    Original Hebrew

    589 יסרתי 3256 חזקתי 2388 זרועתם 2220 ואלי 413 יחשׁבו 2803 רע׃ 7451

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (15) -
    2Ki 13:5,23; 14:25-27 Ps 106:43-45

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 7:15

    Y yo los ceñí, esforcé sus brazos, y contra mí pensaron mal.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Hosea 7:15

    Verse 15. Though I have bound and strengthened their
    arms] Whether I dealt with them in judgment or mercy, it was all one; in all circumstances they rebelled against me.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 15. Though I have bound [and] strengthened their
    arms , etc.] As a surgeon sets a broken arm and swathes and binds it, and so restores it to its former strength, or at least to a good degree of strength again, so the Lord dealt with Israel; their arms were broken, and their strength weakened, and they greatly distressed and reduced by the Syrians in the times of Jehoahaz; but they were brought into a better state and condition in the times of Joash and Jeroboam the second; the former retook several cities out of the hands of the Syrians, and the latter restored the border of Israel, and greatly enlarged it; and as all this was done through the blessing of divine Providence, the Lord is said to do it himself. Some render it, “though I have chastised, I have strengthened their arms” f139 ; though he corrected them for their sins in the times of Jehoahaz, and suffered their arms to be broken by their enemies, for their instruction, and in order to bring them to repentance for their sins; yet he strengthened them again in the following reigns: yet do they imagine mischief against me ; so ungrateful were they, they contrived to do hurt to his prophets that were sent to them in his name, to warn them of their sins and danger, and exhort them to repent, and forsake their idolatrous worship, and other sins; and they sought by all means to dishonour the name of the Lord, by imputing their success in the reigns of Joash and Jeroboam to their idols, and not unto him; and so hardened themselves against him, and in their evil ways.

    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

    ואני 589 יסרתי 3256 חזקתי 2388 זרועתם 2220 ואלי 413 יחשׁבו 2803 רע׃ 7451

    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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