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Hosea Chapter 8

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Israel’s destruction threatened for blasphemy and idolatry


8:1 Put the shofarשׁוֹפָר
Transliteration šôp̄ār Pronunciation sho-far’horn, ram’s horn For more info click here
to your mouth. [He comes] like an eagle against the house of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, because they have broken my covenant, and sinned against My Torahתּוֹרָה‎
Tōrā,/ˈtɔːrə, ˈtoʊrə/; “Instruction”, “Teaching” or “Law”) The first five books of the Bible or also called “the books of Moses” comes from an archery term meaning to shoot.
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8:2 Israel shall cry to Me, My El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
, we know you.
8:3 Israel has thrown off good: the enemy shall pursue him.
8:4 They have set up kings, but not by Me: they have made rulers, and I didn’t know. They made themselves idols [with] their silver and their gold, so that they may be cut off.
8:5
O Samaria, your calf has thrown you off. My anger is kindled against them: how long will it be before they attain to purity?
8:6 For
it also came from Israel: The craftsman made it; but [it is] not Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
8:7 For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: He has no stalk; the bud shall make no flour: if it does make [it], strangers will swallow it up.
8:8 Israel is swallowed up: now they are among the nations like a vessel in which is no pleasure.
8:9 For they have gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim has hired lovers.
8:10 Yes, though they have hired among the nations, now will I gather them, and they shall sorrow a little for the burden of the king of princes.
8:11 Because Ephraim has made many altars to sin, they are altars to him to sin.
8:12 I have written to him the great things of My Torahתּוֹרָה‎
Tōrā,/ˈtɔːrə, ˈtoʊrə/; “Instruction”, “Teaching” or “Law”) The first five books of the Bible or also called “the books of Moses” comes from an archery term meaning to shoot.
for him: they were counted as a stranger.
8:13 They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of My offerings, and eat it; but YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
[was] not pleased with them. Now he
will remember their iniquity, and count their sins: they shall return to Egypt.
8:14 For Israel has forgotten his Maker, and builds temples; and Judah has multiplied fortified cities: but I will send a fire on his cities, and it shall burn up the palaces of it.

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