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Hosea 10:7

    Hosea 10:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    As for Samaria, her king is cut off as the foam upon the water.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    As for Samaria, her king is cut off as the foam on the water.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    As for'samaria, her king is cut off, as foam upon the water.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    As for Samaria, her king is cut off, like mist on the water.

    Webster's Revision

    As for'samaria, her king is cut off, as foam upon the water.

    World English Bible

    Samaria and her king float away, like a twig on the water.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    As for Samaria, her king is cut off, as foam upon the water.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hosea 10:7

    Her king is cut off as the foam - As lightly as a puff of wind blows off the foam that is formed below by a fall of water, so shall the kings of Israel be cut off. We have already seen that not less than four of them died by assassination in a very short time. See on Hosea 7:7 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Hosea 10:7

    Her king is cut off like foam - (Or, more probably, "a straw) on the" (literally, "face of the) water." A bubble, or one of those little shreds which float in countless numbers on the surface of the water, give the same image of lightness, emptiness, worthlessness, a thing too light to sink, but driven impetuously, and unresistingly, here and there, at the impulse of the torrent which hurries it along. Such was the king, whom Israel had set in the highest place, in whom it had trusted, instead of God. So easily was Hoshea, their last king, swept away by the flood, which broke in on Ephraim, from Assyria. Piety is the only solidity; apart from piety all is emptiness.

    Wesley's Notes on Hosea 10:7

    10:7 Is cut off - Shortly will be cut off: this prophecy probably was delivered when Samaria was besieged.