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Hosea 11:5

    Hosea 11:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He shall not return into the land of Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused to return.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He shall not return into the land of Egypt, and the Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused to return.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They shall not return into the land of Egypt; but the Assyrian shall be their king, because they refused to return to me .

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He will go back to the land of Egypt and the Assyrian will be his king, because they would not come back to me.

    Webster's Revision

    They shall not return into the land of Egypt; but the Assyrian shall be their king, because they refused to return to me .

    World English Bible

    "They won't return into the land of Egypt; but the Assyrian will be their king, because they refused to repent.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He shall not return into the land of Egypt; but the Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused to return.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hosea 11:5

    He shall not return into - Egypt - I have brought them thence already, with the design that the nation should never return thither again; but as they have sinned, and forfeited my favor and protection, they shall go to Assyria; and this because they refused to return to me. This view of the verse removes every difficulty.

    Barnes' Notes on Hosea 11:5

    He shall not return to Egypt - Some had probably returned already to Egypt; the rest were looking to Egypt for help, and rebelling against the Assyrian, (whose servant their king Hoshea had become), and making alliance with So king of Egypt. The prophet tells them, as a whole, that they shall not return to Egypt to which they looked, but should have the Assyrian for their king, whom they would not. "They refused to return" to God, who lovingly called them; therefore, what they desired, they should not have; and what they feared, that they should have. They would not have God for their king; therefore "the Assyrian" should "be their king," and a worse captivity than that of Egypt should befall them. For, from "that" they were delivered; from this, now hanging over them, never should they be restored.

    Wesley's Notes on Hosea 11:5

    11:5 He - Ephraim. Shall be king - Shall rule them with rigour and cruelty. They refused - The reason of all is, their obstinacy in idolatry.