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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Hosea 8:1


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    King James Bible - Hosea 8:1

    Set the trumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house of the LORD, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law.

    World English Bible

    "Put the trumpet to your lips! Something like an eagle is
    over Yahweh's house, because they have broken my covenant, and rebelled against my law.

    Douay-Rheims - Hosea 8:1

    Let there be a trumpet in thy throat like an eagle upon the house of the Lord: because they have transgressed my covenant, and have violated my
    law.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Set the trumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house of the LORD, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my
    law.

    Original Hebrew

    אל
    413 חכך 2441 שׁפר 7782 כנשׁר 5404 על 5921 בית 1004 יהוה 3068 יען 3282 עברו 5674 בריתי 1285 ועל 5921 תורתי 8451 פשׁעו׃ 6586

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    VERSE (1) -
    Ho 5:8 Isa 18:3; 58:1 Jer 4:5; 6:1; 51:27 Eze 7:14; 33:3-6 Joe 2:1,15

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 8:1

    ¶ Pon a tu boca trompeta. Vendrá como águila contra la Casa del SEÑOR, porque traspasaron mi pacto, y se rebelaron contra mi ley.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Hosea 8:1

    Verse 1. Set the
    trumpet to thy mouth] Sound another alarm. Let them know that an enemy is fast approaching.

    As an eagle against the house of the Lord] of this be a prophecy against Judah, as some have supposed, then by the eagle Nebuchadnezzar is meant, who is often compared to this king of birds. See Ezek. xvii. 3; Jer. xlviii. 40; xlix. 22; Dan. vii. 4.

    But if the prophecy be against Israel, which is the most likely, then Shalmaneser, king of Assyria, is intended, who, for his rapidity, avarice, rapacity, and strength, is fitly compared to this royal bird. He is represented here as hovering over the house of God, as the eagle does over the prey which he has just espied, and on which he is immediately to pounce.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 1. [Set] the trumpet to thy mouth , etc.] Or, “the trumpet to the roof of thy mouth” f142 ; a concise expression denoting haste, and the vehemence of the passions speaking; they are either the words of the Lord to the prophet, as the Targum, “O prophet, cry with thy throat as with a trumpet, saying;” Aben Ezra take them to be the words of the Lord the prophet, and the sense agrees with ( Isaiah 58:1). The prophet is here considered as a watchman, and is called upon to blow his trumpet; either to call the people together, “as an eagle to the house of the Lord” f143 , as the next clause may be connected with this; that is, to come as swiftly to the house of the Lord, and hear what he had to say to them, and to supplicate the Lord for mercy in a time of distress: or to give the people notice of the approach of the enemy, and tell them that [he shall come] as an eagle against the house of the Lord ; “flying as an eagle over” or “against the house of the Lord”: or they are the words of the Lord, or of the prophet, to the enemy, to blow his trumpet, and sound the alarm of war, and call his army together, and bid them fly like an eagle, with that swiftness and fierceness as that creature does to its prey, against the house of the Lord; meaning not the temple at Jerusalem, but the nation of Israel, formerly called the house and family of God, and still pretended to be so. There may be some allusion to Bethel, which signifies the house of God, where they practised their idolatry. This is to be understood, not of Nebuchadnezzar, sometimes compared to an eagle, ( Ezekiel 17:3); for not the destruction of the city and temple of Jerusalem is here meant; nor of the Romans, as Lyra seems to understand it, the eagle being the ensign of the Romans; but of Shalmaneser, king of Assyria, compared to this creature for his swiftness in coming, his strength, fierceness, and cruelty; this creature being swift in flight, and a bird of prey. So the Targum interprets it of a king and his army, “behold, as an eagle flieth, so shall a king with his army come up and encamp against the house of the sanctuary of the Lord.”

    Some reference seems to be had to ( Deuteronomy 28:49); because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law ; the law that was given to Israel by Moses at the appointment of God, to which they assented, and promised to observes: and so it had the form of a covenant to them: the bounds of this law and covenant they transgressed, and dealt perfidiously with, and prevaricated in, and wilfully broke all its commands, by their idolatry, murder, adultery, theft, and other sins.


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    The manifold sins of Israel. (Hos. 7:1-7) Their senselessness an hypocrisy. (Hos. 7:8-16)

    Hos. 7:1-7 A practical disbelief of God's government was at the botto of all israel's wickedness; as if God could not see it or did not hee it. Their sins appear on every side of them. Their hearts were inflame by evil desires, like a heated oven. In the midst of their troubles a a nation, the people never thought of seeking help from God. The actua wickedness of men's lives bears a very small proportion to what is in their hearts. But when lust is inwardly cherished, it will break fort into outward sin. Those who tempt others to drunkenness never can be their real friends, and often design their ruin. Thus men execute the Divine vengeance on each other. Those are not only heated with sin, but hardened in sin, who continue to live without prayer, even when in trouble and distress.

    Hos. 7:8-16 Israel was as a cake not turned, half burnt and half dough none of it fit for use; a mixture of idolatry and of the worship of Jehovah. There were tokens of approaching ruin, as grey hairs are of old age, but they noticed them not. The pride which leads to break the law of God leads to self-flattery. The mercy and grace of God are the only refuge to which obstinate sinners never think of fleeing. Thoug they may howl forth their terrors in the form of prayers, they seldo cry to God with their hearts. Even their prayers for earthly mercie only seek fuel for their lusts. Their turning from one sect, sentiment form, or vice, to another, still leaves them far short of Christ an holiness. Such are we by nature. And such shall we prove if left to ourselves. Create in us a clean heart, Of God, and renew a right spiri within us __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    אל 413 חכך 2441 שׁפר 7782 כנשׁר 5404 על 5921 בית 1004 יהוה 3068 יען 3282 עברו 5674 בריתי 1285 ועל 5921 תורתי 8451 פשׁעו׃ 6586


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