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Hosea 11:7

    Hosea 11:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And my people are bent on backsliding from me: though they call them to him that is on high, none at all will exalt him .

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    My people are given up to sinning against me; though their voice goes up on high, no one will be lifting them up.

    Webster's Revision

    And my people are bent on backsliding from me: though they call them to him that is on high, none at all will exalt him .

    World English Bible

    My people are determined to turn from me. Though they call to the Most High, he certainly won't exalt them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they call them to him that is on high, none at all will exalt him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hosea 11:7

    Though they called them to the Most High - Newcome is better: "And though they call on him together because of the yoke, he will not raise it. He shall receive no refreshment." See the metaphor, Hosea 11:4 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Hosea 11:7

    And My people are bent to backsliding from Me - Literally, "are hung to it!" as we say, "a man's whole being "hangs" on a thing." A thing "hung to" or "on" another, sways to and fro within certain limits, but its relation to that on which it is hung, remains immovable. Its power of motion is restrained within those limits. So Israel, so the sinner, however he veer to and fro in the details and circumstances of his sin, is fixed and immovable in his adherence to his sin itself. Whatever else Israel did, on one thing his whole being, as a nation, depended, on "backsliding" or aversion from God. The political existence of Israel, as a separate kingdom, depended on his worship of the calves, "the sin wherewith" Jeroboam "made Israel to sin." This was the ground of their "refusing to return" Hosea 11:5, that, through habitual sin, they were no longer in their own power: they were fixed in evil.

    Though they called them to the most High - Literally, "called him." As one man, the prophets called Israel; as one man, Israel refused to return; "none at all would exalt" Him, literally, "together he exalteth Him not."

    Wesley's Notes on Hosea 11:7

    11:7 They - The prophets. None at all - Scarce any one would hearken and obey.