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Hosea 4:19

    Hosea 4:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The wind hath bound her up in her wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The wind has bound her up in her wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The wind hath wrapped her up in its wings; and they shall be put to shame because of their sacrifices.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They are folded in the skirts of the wind; they will be shamed because of their offerings.

    Webster's Revision

    The wind hath wrapped her up in its wings; and they shall be put to shame because of their sacrifices.

    World English Bible

    The wind has wrapped her up in its wings; and they shall be disappointed because of their sacrifices.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The wind hath wrapped her up in its wings; and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.

    Definitions for Hosea 4:19

    Bound - Landmark.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hosea 4:19

    The wind hath bound her - A parching wind has blasted them in their wings - coasts, borders; or they are carried away into captivity, as with the most rapid blight. These two last verses are very obscure.

    Barnes' Notes on Hosea 4:19

    The wind hath bound her up in her wings - When God brought Israel out of Egypt, He "bare them on eagle's wings, and brought them unto Himself" Exodus 19:4; Deuteronomy 32:11. Now they had abandoned God, and God abandoned them as chaff to the wind. The certainty of Israel's doom is denoted by its being spoken of in the past. It was certain in the divine judgment. Sudden, resistless, irreversible are God's judgments, when they come. As if "imprisoned in the viewless winds," and "borne with resistless violence," as it were on the wings of the whirlwind, Israel should be hurried by the mighty wrath of God into captivity in a distant land, bound up so that none should escape, but, when arrived there, dispersed here and there, as the chaff before the wind.

    And they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices - They had sacrificed to the calves, to Baal, or to the sun, moon, stars, hoping aid from them rather than from God. When then they should see, in deed, that from those their sacrifices no good came to them, but evil only, they should be healthfully ashamed. So, in fact, in her captivity, did Israel learn to be ashamed of her idols; and so does GOd by healthful disappointment, make us ashamed of seeking out of Him, the good things, which He alone hath, and hath in store for them who love Him.

    Wesley's Notes on Hosea 4:19

    4:19 The wind - The whirlwind of wrath from God hath seized this old adulteress, and carried some of her children away already. They shall be ashamed - What they made their confidence, shall be their shame.