Hosea Chapter 7

1 When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria: for they commit falsehood; and the thief cometh in, and the troop of robbers spoileth without.

2 And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about; they are before my face.

3 They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.

4 They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who ceaseth from raising after he hath kneaded the dough, until it be leavened.

5 In the day of our king the princes have made him sick with bottles of wine; he stretched out his hand with scorners.

6 For they have made ready their heart like an oven, whiles they lie in wait: their baker sleepeth all the night; in the morning it burneth as a flaming fire.

7 They are all hot as an oven, and have devoured their judges; all their kings are fallen: there is none among them that calleth unto me.

8 Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned.

9 Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not.

10 And the pride of Israel testifieth to his face: and they do not return to the LORD their God, nor seek him for all this.

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

12 When they shall go, I will spread my net upon them; I will bring them down as the fowls of the heaven; I will chastise them, as their congregation hath heard.

13 Woe unto them! for they have fled from me: destruction unto them! because they have transgressed against me: though I have redeemed them, yet they have spoken lies against me.

14 And they have not cried unto me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine, and they rebel against me.

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

16 They return, but not to the most High: they are like a deceitful bow: their princes shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue: this shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.




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Erna's Hosea Chapter 7 comment on 12/28/2013, 9:45am...

I think that Israel had turned their backs on God and only seek him when they were in trouble and needed Him, and even then their cry for help did not come from their hearts, it was superficial. However, God was still there waiting on them to turn back to Him.


Timothy Wayne George's Hosea Chapter 7 comment on 7/05/2012, 8:43pm...

Israel has committed sin, and God has not healed them. The thief cometh in, and the robbers spoileth without. God has said because of this he will remember all their iniquity. What a judgement, and they made their king happy with their wickedness. Also the princes with their lies. Pride testified to their face, and yet they did not return to the Lord. In the day of our king, the princes made him sick with bottles of wine. Ephraim is like a cake that is not turned. God is still patient with them, and giving them time to repent. Instead the acted like a silly dove, by calling to Egypt, and going to Assyria. It should be certain to them that only the Lord can help them now. Jesus said the thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Yet only Jesus can give life more abundantly. God wants us to learn from the mistakes that they committed by not doing the same thing, and bringing the judgement upon us. There must be a turning to God before the day of the Lord comes upon the whole world as a thief in the night.


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