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Hosea 5:9

    Hosea 5:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Ephraim shall become a desolation in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Ephraim will become a waste in the day of punishment; I have given knowledge among the tribes of Israel of what is certain.

    Webster's Revision

    Ephraim shall become a desolation in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be.

    World English Bible

    Ephraim will become a desolation in the day of rebuke. Among the tribes of Israel, I have made known that which will surely be.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Ephraim shall become a desolation in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be.

    Definitions for Hosea 5:9

    Rebuke - To reprimand; strongly warn; restrain.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hosea 5:9

    Among the tribes of Israel have I made known - They have got sufficient warning; it is their own fault that they have not taken it.

    Barnes' Notes on Hosea 5:9

    Ephraim shall be desolate - It shall not be lightly rebuked, nor even more grievously chastened; it shall not simply be wasted by famine, pestilence, and the sword; it shall be not simply desolate, but a desolation, one waste, in the day of rebuke, when God brings home to it its sin and punishment. Ephraim was not taken away for a time; it was never restored.

    I have made known that which shall surely be - o: "Doubt not that this which I say shall come upon thee, for it is a sure saying which I have made known;" literally, one well-grounded, as it was, in the mind, the justice, the holiness, the truth of God. All God's threatenings or promises are grounded in past experience. So it may also be, as though God said, "Whatever I have hitherto promised or threatened to Israel, has come to pass. In all I have proved Myself true. Let no one then flatter himself, as though this were uncertain, for in this, as in the rest, I shall be found to be God, faithful and true."

    Wesley's Notes on Hosea 5:9

    5:9 Ephraim - The whole kingdom of the ten tribes. Rebuke - When Salmaneser shall besiege, sack and captivate all thy cities, rebuked for their sins. Of Israel - To the house of Israel openly. Made known - By my prophets.