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Hosea 11:2

    Hosea 11:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed to Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The more the prophets called them, the more they went from them: they sacrificed unto the Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    When I sent for them, then they went away from me; they made offerings to the Baals, burning perfumes to images.

    Webster's Revision

    The more the prophets called them, the more they went from them: they sacrificed unto the Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.

    World English Bible

    They called to them, so they went from them. They sacrificed to the Baals, and burned incense to engraved images.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto the Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.

    Definitions for Hosea 11:2

    Graven - To cut or engrave.

    Barnes' Notes on Hosea 11:2

    As they called them, so they went from them - The prophet changes his tone, no longer speaking of that one first call of God to Israel as a whole, whereby He brought out Israel as one man, His one son; which one call he obeyed. Here he speaks of God's manifold calls to the people, throughout their whole history, which they as often disobeyed, and not disobeyed only, but went contrariwise. "They called them." Whether God employed Moses, or the judges, or priests, or kings, or prophets, to call them, it was all one. Whenever or by whomsoever they were called, they turned away in the opposite direction, to serve their idols. They proportioned and fitted, as it were, their disobedience to God's long-suffering. : "Then chiefly they threw off obedience, despised their admonitions, and worked themselves up the more franticly to a zeal for the sin which they had begun." "They," God's messengers, "called; so," in like manner, "they went away from them. They sacrificed unto Baalim," i. e., their many Baals, in which they cherished idolatry, cruelty, and fleshly sin. : So "when Christ came and called them manifoldly, as in the great day of the feast, "If any man thirst, let him come unto Me and drink," the more diligently He called them, the more diligently they went away from Him, and returned to their idols, to the love and possession of riches and houses and pleasures, for whose sake they despised the truth."

    Wesley's Notes on Hosea 11:2

    11:2 They - Moses and Aaron, and other prophets. Called - Persuaded, intreated, and urged by exhortations, the whole house of Israel. From them - From the prophets counsel and commands. Baalim - In the desert they began this apostacy, and held on with obstinacy in it.