Hosea 2:14
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English Standard Version
“Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her.

King James Bible
Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.

American Standard Version
Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore, behold I will allure her, and will lead her into the wilderness: and I will speak to her heart.

English Revised Version
Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably to her.

Hosea 2:14 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

As this horn became great in extent toward the south and toward the east, so also it grew up in height even unto the host of heaven, and some of them it cast down, i.e., some of the stars, to the earth. The host of heaven is here, as in Jeremiah 33:22, the whole body of the stars of heaven, the constellations, and of the stars is epexegetical of of the host. Daniel in the vision sees the horn grow so great in height, that it reaches even to the heavens, can reach the heavenly bodies with the hand, and throws some of the stars (מן is partitive) down to the earth and tramples upon them, destroys them with scorn. The words of the angel, Jeremiah 33:24, show that by the stars we are to understand the people of the saints, the people of God. The stars cast down to the earth are, according to this, neither the Levites (Grotius), nor the viri illustres in Israel (Glass.), nor the chief rulers of the Jews in church and state (Dathe). If the people of the saints generally are compared to the host of heaven, the stars, then the separate stars cannot be the ecclesiastical or civil chiefs, but the members of this nation in common. But by "the people of the saints" is to be understood (since the little horn denotes Antiochus Epiphanes) the people of God in the Old Covenant, the people of Israel. They are named the people of the saints by virtue of their being called to be an holy nation (Exodus 19:6), because "they had the revelation of God and God Himself dwelling among them, altogether irrespective of the subjective degrees of sanctification in individuals" (Kliefoth). But the comparing of them with the host of the stars does not arise from Jewish national pride, nor does it mean that Daniel thought only of the truly faithful in Israel (Theod., Hv.), or that the pseudo-Daniel thought that with the death of Antiochus the Messiah would appear, and that then Israel, after the extermination of the godless, would become a people of pure holiness. The comparison rather has its roots in this, that God, the King of Israel, is called the God of hosts, and by the צבאות (hosts) are generally to be understood the stars or the angels; but the tribes of Israel also, who were led by God out of Egypt, are called "the hosts of Jehovah" (Exodus 7:4; Exodus 12:41). As in heaven the angels and stars, so on earth the sons of Israel form the host of God; and as the angels on account of the glory of their nature are called קדושׁים (holy ones), so the Israelites by virtue of their being chosen to be the holy nation of God, forming the kingdom of heaven in this world. As God, the King of this people, has His throne in heaven, so there also Israel have their true home, and are in the eyes of God regarded as like unto the stars. This comparison serves, then, to characterize the insolence of Antiochus as a wickedness against Heaven and the heavenly order of things. Cf. 2 Macc. 9:10.

(Note: The deep practical explanation of Calvin deserves attention: - "Although the church often lies prostrate in the world and is trodden under foot, yet is it always precious before God. Hence the prophet adorns the church with this remarkable praise, not to obtain for it great dignity in the sight of men, but because God has separated it from the world and provided for it a sure inheritance in heaven. Although the sons of God are pilgrims on the earth, and have scarcely any place in it, because they are as castaways, yet they are nevertheless citizens of heaven. Hence we derive this useful lesson, that we should bear it patiently when we are thrown prostrate on the ground, and are despised by tyrants and contemners of God. In the meantime our seat is laid up in heaven, and God numbers us among the stars, although, as Paul says, we are as dung and as the offscourings of all things." - Calv. in loc.)

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Therefore.

Isaiah 30:18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious to you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy on you...

Jeremiah 16:14 Therefore, behold, the days come, said the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD lives...

I will.

Songs 1:4 Draw me, we will run after you: the king has brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in you...

John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which has sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to me.

and bring.

Hosea 2:3 Lest I strip her naked, and set her as in the day that she was born, and make her as a wilderness, and set her like a dry land...

Jeremiah 2:2 Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus said the LORD; I remember you, the kindness of your youth, the love of your espousals...

Ezekiel 20:10,35,36 Why I caused them to go forth out of the land of Egypt, and brought them into the wilderness...

Revelation 12:6,14 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared of God...

and speak.

Isaiah 35:3,4 Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees...

Isaiah 40:1,2 Comfort you, comfort you my people, said your God...

Isaiah 49:13-26 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD has comforted his people...

Isaiah 51:3-23 For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden...

Jeremiah 3:12-24 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, you backsliding Israel, said the LORD...

Jeremiah 30:18-22 Thus said the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have mercy on his dwelling places...

Jeremiah 31:1-37 At the same time, said the LORD, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people...

Jeremiah 32:36-41 And now therefore thus said the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning this city, whereof you say...

Jeremiah 33:6-26 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth...

Ezekiel 34:22-31 Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle...

Ezekiel 36:8-15 But you, O mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel...

Ezekiel 37:11-28 Then he said to me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost...

Ezekiel 39:25-29 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy on the whole house of Israel...

Amos 9:11-15 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins...

Micah 7:14-20 Feed your people with your rod, the flock of your heritage, which dwell solitarily in the wood, in the middle of Carmel...

Zephaniah 3:9-20 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call on the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent...

Zechariah 1:12-17 Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts, how long will you not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah...

Zechariah 8:19-23 Thus said the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh...

Romans 11:26,27 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer...

comfortably. or, friendly. Heb. to her heart.

Genesis 34:3 And his soul joined to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spoke kindly to the damsel.

Judges 19:3 *marg.

Cross References
Job 36:16
He also allured you out of distress into a broad place where there was no cramping, and what was set on your table was full of fatness.

Ezekiel 20:33
"As I live, declares the Lord GOD, surely with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out I will be king over you.

Ezekiel 20:35
And I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there I will enter into judgment with you face to face.

Micah 4:10
Writhe and groan, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in labor, for now you shall go out from the city and dwell in the open country; you shall go to Babylon. There you shall be rescued; there the LORD will redeem you from the hand of your enemies.

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