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Hosea 12:2

    Hosea 12:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The LORD hath also a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his doings will he recompense him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The LORD has also a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his doings will he recompense him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jehovah hath also a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his doings will he recompense him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Lord has a cause against Judah, and will give punishment to Jacob for his ways; he will give him the reward of his acts.

    Webster's Revision

    Jehovah hath also a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his doings will he recompense him.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh also has a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his deeds he will repay him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The LORD hath also a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his doings will he recompense him.

    Definitions for Hosea 12:2

    Recompense - To repay; reward; restore.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hosea 12:2

    The Lord hath also a controversy with Judah - The rest of the prophecy belongs both to Judah and Israel. He reproaches both with their ingratitude, and threatens them with God's anger. In order to make their infidelity the more hateful, and their malice the more sensible, he opposes to them the righteousness, obedience, and piety of their father Jacob. He recalls to their minds the benefits they had received since they returned from Egypt. He speaks afterwards of their kings; and how, in their ingratitude, they refused to have him for their monarch. Having mentioned this fact, he subjoins reflections, exhortations, invectives, and threatenings, and continues this subject in this and the two following chapters. - Calmet.

    Barnes' Notes on Hosea 12:2

    The Lord hath also a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob - The guilt of Judah was not open apostasy, nor had he filled up the measure of his sins. Of him, then, God saith only, that He "had a controversy with" him, as our Lord says to the "Angel of the Church of Pergamos, I have a few things against thee. Repent, or else I will come unto thee quickly, and fight against thee with the sword of My mouth" Revelation 2:12, Revelation 2:16. Of Ephraim, whose sin was complete, He says, that the Lord "is to punish." God had set His mind, as we say, on punishing him; He had (so to speak) set Himself to do it. Jacob, like Israel, is here the name for the chief part of Israel, i. e., the ten tribes. Our Lord uses the same gradation in speaking of different degrees of evil-speaking; "Whosoever of you is angry without a cause, shall be in danger of the judgment; and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council; but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell-fire" Matthew 5:22. : "The justice of God falls more severely on those who degenerate from a holy parent, than on those who have no incitement to good from the piety of their home." To amplify this , "The prophet explains what good things Jacob received, to show both the mercy of God to Jacob, and the hardness of Ephraim toward God. While Jacob was yet in his mother's womb, he took his brother by the heel, not by any strength of his own, but by the mercy of God, who knows and loves those whom he hath predestinated."

    Wesley's Notes on Hosea 12:2

    12:2 Jacob - Ephraim and Judah are of Jacob, both have corrupted themselves, and therefore I will proceed against both.