1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
4 O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away.
5 Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth.
6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
7 But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me.
8 Gilead is a city of them that work iniquity, and is polluted with blood.
9 And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.
10 I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled.
11 Also, O Judah, he hath set an harvest for thee, when I returned the captivity of my people.
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Hafford's Hosea Chapter 6 comment on 5/05/2018, 9:28pm...
The inspired scriptures state in Romans 15:4 "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning...." and again in first Corinthians 10:11 "Now all these things happened unto them for examples:and they are written for our admonition..." The book of Hosea was written to Israel telling them they were about to be punished for their unfaithfulness to God. Ditto to us.
Larry's Hosea Chapter 6 comment on 4/08/2018, 2:53pm...
Hosea 6-2 is a part of the day of Jezreel prophecy from Hosea 1. In fact it seems the entire book of Hosea is just a part of that prophecy. A top level Leviticus curse to last 2000 years followed by the 1000 year "day of Jezreel". But what triggered it? Per Matthew 17 and Malachi 4 I think the event was the death of John the Baptist. Elijah according to Jesus Christ. His death triggered the curse.
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