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Hosea 6:10

    Hosea 6:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the prostitution of Ephraim, Israel is defiled.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing: there whoredom is found in Ephraim, Israel is defiled.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In Israel I have seen a very evil thing; there false ways are seen in Ephraim, Israel is unclean;

    Webster's Revision

    In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing: there whoredom is found in Ephraim, Israel is defiled.

    World English Bible

    In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing. There is prostitution in Ephraim. Israel is defiled.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    In the house of Israel I have seen an horrible thing: there whoredom is found in Ephraim, Israel is defiled.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hosea 6:10

    I have seen a horrible thing - That is, the idolatry that prevailed in Israel to such a degree that the whole land was defiled.

    Barnes' Notes on Hosea 6:10

    I have seen a horrible thing - Literally, "what would make one shudder." God had seen it; therefore man could not deny it. In the sight of God, and amid the sense of His presence, all excuses fail.

    In the house of Israel - o: "For what more horrible, more amazing than that this happened, not in any ordinary nation but "in the house of Israel," in the people of God, in the portion of the Lord, as Moses said, "the Lord's portion is His people, Jacob is the lot of His inheritance?" In another nation, idolatry was error. In Israel, which had the knowledge of the one true God and had received the law, it was horror." "There is the whoredom of Ephraim," widespread, over the whole land, wherever the house of Ephraim was, through the whole kingdom of the ten tribes, "there" was its spiritual adultery and defilement.

    Wesley's Notes on Hosea 6:10

    6:10 The whoredom - Idolatry. Of Ephraim - Which was brought in by an Ephraimite, by Jeroboam, two hundred years ago, and is there still. Israel is defiled - It hath overspread all Israel.