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Hosea 9:11

    Hosea 9:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird: there shall be no birth, and none with child, and no conception.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    As for Ephraim, their glory will go in flight like a bird: there will be no birth and no one with child and no giving of life.

    Webster's Revision

    As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird: there shall be no birth, and none with child, and no conception.

    World English Bible

    As for Ephraim, their glory will fly away like a bird. There will be no birth, none with child, and no conception.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird: there shall be no birth, and none with child, and no conception.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hosea 9:11

    Their glory shall fly away - It shall suddenly spring away from them, and return no more.

    From the birth - "So that there shall be no birth, no carrying in the womb, no conception." - Newcome. They shall cease to glory in their numbers; for no children shall be born, no woman shall be pregnant, for none shall conceive. Here judgment blasts the very germs of population.

    Barnes' Notes on Hosea 9:11

    As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away, like a bird - Ephraim had parted with God, his true Glory. In turn, God would quickly take from him all created glory, all which he counted glory, or in which he gloried. When man parts with the substance, his true honor, God takes away the shadow, lest he should content himself therewith, and not see his shame, and, boasting himself to be something, abide in his nothingness and poverty and shame to which he had reduced himself. "Fruitfulness," and consequent strength, had been God's special promise to Ephraim. His name, Ephraim, contained in itself the promise of his future fruitfulness. Genesis 41:52. With this Jacob had blessed him. He was to be greater than Manasseh, his older brother, "and his seed shall become a multitude of nations" Genesis 48:19. Moses had assigned to him "tens of thousands" Deuteronomy 33:17, while to Manasseh he had promised "thousands" only. On this blessing Ephraim had presumed, and had made it to feed his pride; so now God, in his justice and mercy, would withdraw it from him. It should "make" itself "wings, and fly away" Proverbs 23:5, with the swiftness of a bird, and "like a bird," not to return again to the place, from where it has been scared.

    From the birth - Their children were to perish at every stage in which they received life. This sentence pursued them back to the very beginning of life. First, when their parents should have joy in "their birth," they were to come into the world only to go out of it; then, their mothers womb was to be itself their grave; then, stricken with barrenness, the womb itself was to refuse to conceive them.

    : "The glory of Ephraim passes away, from the birth, the womb, the conception, when the mind which before was, for glory, half-deified, receives, through the just judgment of God, ill report for good report, misery for glory, hatred for favor, contempt for reverence, loss for gain, famine for abundance. Act is the "birth;" intention the "womb;" thought the "conception." "The glory of Ephraim then flies away from the birth, the womb, the conception," when, in those who before did outwardly live nobly, and gloried in themselves for the outward propriety of their life, the acts are disgraced, the intention corrupted, the thoughts defiled."

    Wesley's Notes on Hosea 9:11

    9:11 Their glory - Their children or posterity, which was the glory of Israel. Shall fly - It is proverbial, and speaks a sudden loss of children. From the birth - As soon as born. From the womb - Their mothers shall not bring their fruit alive into the world. The conception - Their wives shall not conceive.