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Hosea 12:13

    Hosea 12:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And by a prophet the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And by a prophet the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And by a prophet Jehovah brought Israel up out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And by a prophet the Lord made Israel come up out of Egypt, and by a prophet he was kept safe.

    Webster's Revision

    And by a prophet Jehovah brought Israel up out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved.

    World English Bible

    By a prophet Yahweh brought Israel up out of Egypt, and by a prophet he was preserved.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And by a prophet the LORD brought Israel up out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hosea 12:13

    By a prophet (Moses) the Lord brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet (Joshua) was he preserved - Joshua succeeded Moses, and brought the Israelites into the promised land; and when they passed the Jordan at Gilgal, he received the covenant of circumcision; and yet this same place was now made by them the seat of idolatry! How blind and how ungrateful!

    Barnes' Notes on Hosea 12:13

    By a prophet was he preserved - Or "kept." Jacob "kept sheep" out of love of God, sooner than unite himself with one, alien from God; his posterity "was kept" like a sheep by God, as the Psalmist said, "He led His people like sheep by the hand of Moses and Aaron" Psalm 77:20. They were "kept" from all evil and want and danger, by the direct power of God; "kept" from all the might of Pharaoh in Egypt and the Red Sea , "not through any power of their own, but by the ministry of a single prophet; "kept, in that great and terrible wilderness" Deuteronomy 8:15, wherein were "fiery serpents and scorpions and drought, where" was "no water," but what God brought out of the rock of flint; no bread, but what he sent them from heaven." All this, God did for them "by "a single "prophet; they" had many prophets, early and late, calling upon them in the name of God, but they would not hearken unto them."

    Wesley's Notes on Hosea 12:13

    12:13 A prophet - By Moses. Israel - Your forefathers. Preserved - In the wilderness. The aim of the prophet seems to be this, to prevent their vain pride, and boasting of their ancestors.