Hosea 13:4
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New International Version
"But I have been the LORD your God ever since you came out of Egypt. You shall acknowledge no God but me, no Savior except me.

New Living Translation
"I have been the LORD your God ever since I brought you out of Egypt. You must acknowledge no God but me, for there is no other savior.

English Standard Version
But I am the LORD your God from the land of Egypt; you know no God but me, and besides me there is no savior.

New American Standard Bible
Yet I have been the LORD your God Since the land of Egypt; And you were not to know any god except Me, For there is no savior besides Me.

King James Bible
Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have been Yahweh your God ever since the land of Egypt; you know no God but Me, and no Savior exists besides Me.

International Standard Version
"I am the LORD your God from the land of Egypt, and you have known no god except for me, because except for me there is no savior.

NET Bible
But I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt. Therefore, you must not acknowledge any God but me; except me there is no Savior.

New Heart English Bible
"Yet I am the LORD your God from the land of Egypt; and you shall acknowledge no god but me, and besides me there is no savior.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I am the LORD your God. I brought you out of Egypt. You have known no god besides me. There is no savior except me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yet I am the LORD thy God From the land of Egypt; And thou knowest no God but Me, And beside Me there is no saviour.

New American Standard 1977
Yet I have been the LORD your God
            Since the land of Egypt;
            And you were not to know any god except Me,
            For there is no savior besides Me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt; therefore thou shalt know no God other than me, nor any other saviour but me.

King James 2000 Bible
Yet I am the LORD your God from the land of Egypt, and you shall know no god but me: for there is no savior besides me.

American King James Version
Yet I am the LORD your God from the land of Egypt, and you shall know no god but me: for there is no savior beside me.

American Standard Version
Yet I am Jehovah thy God from the land of Egypt; and thou shalt know no god but me, and besides me there is no saviour.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt: and thou shalt know no God but me, and there is no saviour beside me.

Darby Bible Translation
Yet I [am] Jehovah thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou hast known no God but me; and there is no saviour besides me.

English Revised Version
Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt; and thou shalt know no god but me, and beside me there is no saviour.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no God but me: for there is no savior besides me.

World English Bible
"Yet I am Yahweh your God from the land of Egypt; and you shall acknowledge no god but me, and besides me there is no savior.

Young's Literal Translation
And I am Jehovah thy God from the land of Egypt, And a God besides Me thou dost not know, And a Saviour -- there is none save Me.
Study Bible
God's Anger
3Therefore they will be like the morning cloud And like dew which soon disappears, Like chaff which is blown away from the threshing floor And like smoke from a chimney. 4Yet I have been the LORD your God Since the land of Egypt; And you were not to know any god except Me, For there is no savior besides Me. 5I cared for you in the wilderness, In the land of drought.…
Cross References
Exodus 20:3
"You shall have no other gods before Me.

2 Kings 18:35
'Who among all the gods of the lands have delivered their land from my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem from my hand?'"

Isaiah 43:11
"I, even I, am the LORD, And there is no savior besides Me.

Isaiah 45:21
"Declare and set forth your case; Indeed, let them consult together. Who has announced this from of old? Who has long since declared it? Is it not I, the LORD? And there is no other God besides Me, A righteous God and a Savior; There is none except Me.

Isaiah 45:22
"Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; For I am God, and there is no other.

Hosea 2:15
"Then I will give her her vineyards from there, And the valley of Achor as a door of hope. And she will sing there as in the days of her youth, As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.

Hosea 2:20
And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the LORD.

Hosea 11:1
When Israel was a youth I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son.

Hosea 12:9
But I have been the LORD your God since the land of Egypt; I will make you live in tents again, As in the days of the appointed festival.
Treasury of Scripture

Yet I am the LORD your God from the land of Egypt, and you shall know no god but me: for there is no savior beside me.

I am.

Hosea 12:9 And I that am the LORD your God from the land of Egypt will yet make …

Exodus 20:2 I am the LORD your God, which have brought you out of the land of …

Psalm 81:9,10 There shall no strange god be in you; neither shall you worship any …

Isaiah 43:3,10 For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior: …

Isaiah 44:6-8 Thus said the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD …

for.

Isaiah 43:11-13 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no savior…

Isaiah 45:21,22 Tell you, and bring them near; yes, let them take counsel together: …

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other …

(4) The LXX. have an addition which was not found by Jerome in any Hebrew copy of his day, and was pronounced by him to be spurious: "I am the Lord thy God, that establisheth the heavens and createth the earth, whose hands have fashioned all the host of heaven; but I did not show them to thee that thou shouldest go after them, and I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know," &c.

Verses 4, 5. - These verses make it evident that the punishment inflicted on Israel could not reasonably be accounted too severe; such had been the goodness of Jehovah and the gross ingratitude of Israel. Verse 4. - Yet I am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt. The prophet here commences a recital of God's favors to Israel from ancient times, all which they forgot, ungratefully and impiously turning aside from the worship of Jehovah. Jehovah had been Israel's God long before, but never before had the evidence of his power and love to his people been so signal and conspicuous as at the period of the Exodus and onward. And thou shalt know no god but me. The use of תֵדָע in the imperfect is to connect the future with the past. It may be rendered either

(1) "Thou knowest," viz. a God of such wonderful attestation thou knowest or findest not beside me - the opposite of the statement, "Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them" (Deuteronomy 13:3); or

(2) "Thou shouldest not know or recognize any god beside me." So Kimchi: "Thou shouldest not know other gods, nor serve them beside me, for ye see there is no helper Beside me." Likewise Rashi: "Thou shouldest not rebel against me." Also Aben Ezra: "How hast thou turned to kiss the calf, which does not save nor satisfy, and hast left him who has been thy God from ancient days, who has helped thee and knows all thy necessities." The word זוּלָחִי (from זוּל, which, as the cognate Arabic signifies, "to go forth or away") is synonymous with בִּלְתִּי. Yet I am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt,.... Which brought thee out from thence, as the Targum; and ever since, from that time to this, had shown a regard unto them, as the Lord their God, both in the wilderness, as later mentioned, and in the land of Canaan, where they had been continued, and followed with instances of goodness to that day, and yet find sinned in so gross a manner; which argued great ingratitude in them, and forgetfulness of the Lord, and his mercies:

and thou shalt know no God but me; they ought to have known, acknowledged, and worshipped no other god, as was enjoined them in the law: or, "thou knowest not" (b); they did not know any other, which they in their own consciences were obliged to confess, if appealed to; however, they should know no other; by sad experience they would find that there was no other that could be of any service to them; their images and idols being unable to help them:

for there is no saviour besides me; that could save them out of their troubles, and deliver them out of their distresses; no other that is, or can be, the author, either of temporal or of spiritual and eternal salvation.

(b) "non novisti, vel cognovisti", Liveleus, Drusius, Rivet. 4. (Ho 12:9; Isa 43:11).

no saviour—temporal as well as spiritual.

besides me—(Isa 45:21).13:1-8 While Ephraim kept up a holy fear of God, and worshipped Him in that fear, so long he was very considerable. When Ephraim forsook God, and followed idolatry, he sunk. Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves, in token of their adoration of them, affection for them, and obedience to them; but the Lord will not give his glory to another, and therefore all that worship images shall be confounded. No solid, lasting comfort, is to be expected any where but in God. God not only took care of the Israelites in the wilderness, he put them in possession of Canaan, a good land; but worldly prosperity, when it feeds men's pride, makes them forgetful of God. Therefore the Lord would meet them in just vengeance, as the most terrible beast that inhabited their forests. Abused goodness calls for greater severity.
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