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Hosea 8:10

    Hosea 8:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Yea, though they have hired among the nations, now will I gather them, and they shall sorrow a little for the burden of the king of princes.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Yes, though they have hired among the nations, now will I gather them, and they shall sorrow a little for the burden of the king of princes.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Yea, though they hire among the nations, now will I gather them; and they begin to be diminished by reason of the burden of the king of princes.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But though they give money to the nations for help, still I will send them in all directions; and in a short time they will be without a king and rulers.

    Webster's Revision

    Yea, though they hire among the nations, now will I gather them; and they begin to be diminished by reason of the burden of the king of princes.

    World English Bible

    But although they sold themselves among the nations, I will now gather them; and they begin to waste away because of the oppression of the king of mighty ones.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Yea, though they hire among the nations, now will I gather them; and they begin to be minished by reason of the burden of the king of princes.

    Definitions for Hosea 8:10

    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hosea 8:10

    For the burden of the king of princes - The exactions of the Assyrian king, and the princes of the provinces.

    Barnes' Notes on Hosea 8:10

    Yea, though they have hired - Or better, "because or when they hinge among the pagan, now will I gather them;" i. e., I will gather the nations together. The sin of Israel should bring its own punishment. He sent presents to the king of Assyria, in order to strengthen himself against the will of God; "he thought himself secured by his league made with them; but he should find himself much deceived in his policy;" he had "hired among them" only; "now," ere long, very speedily, God Himself would "gather them," i. e., those very nations, not in part, but altogether; not for the help of Israel, but for its destruction. As though a man would let out some water from a deep lake ponded up, the water, as it oozed out, loosened more and more the barriers which withheld it, until, at length, all gave way, and the water of the lake was poured out in one wide wild waste, desolating all, over which it swept. It may be, that Assyria would not have known of, or noticed Israel, had not Israel first invited him.

    And they shall sorrow a little for the burden of the king of princes - So great shall be the burden of the captivity hereafter, that they shall then sorrow but little for any burdens put upon them now, and which they now feel so heavy. "The king of princes" is the king of Assyria, who said, "Are not my princes altogether kings?" Isaiah 10:8. The burden of plained will then be the thousand talents of silver which Menahem gave to Pul, king of Assyria, to support him in his usurpation, and in order to pay which, he "exacted the money of Israel, even of all the mighty men of wealth, of each man fifty shekels of silver" 2 Kings 15:19-20.

    If we adopt the English margin, "begin," we must render, "and they shall begin to be minished through the burden of the king of the princes," i. e., they shall be gradually reduced and brought low through the exactions of the Assyrians, until in the end they shall be carried away. This describes the gradual decay of Israel, first through the exactions of Pul, then through the captivity of Gilead by Tiglathpileser.

    Wesley's Notes on Hosea 8:10

    8:10 Gather them - I will assemble them together, that they may be taken and destroyed together. A little - For a while before their final captivity. The burden - The tribute laid on them by the king.