Hosea 5:2
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New International Version
The rebels are knee-deep in slaughter. I will discipline all of them.

New Living Translation
You have dug a deep pit to trap them at Acacia Grove. But I will settle with you for what you have done.

English Standard Version
And the revolters have gone deep into slaughter, but I will discipline all of them.

New American Standard Bible
The revolters have gone deep in depravity, But I will chastise all of them.

King James Bible
And the revolters are profound to make slaughter, though I have been a rebuker of them all.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Rebels are deeply involved in slaughter; I will be a punishment for all of them.

International Standard Version
The rebels are deep into their slaughter; I am punishing them all.

NET Bible
Those who revolt are knee-deep in slaughter, but I will discipline them all.

New Heart English Bible
The rebels are deep in slaughter; but I discipline all of them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You are deeply involved in sin. So I will punish all of you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they that fall away are gone deep in making slaughter; And I am rejected of them all.

New American Standard 1977
And the revolters have gone deep in depravity,
            But I will chastise all of them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And in killing sacrifices ye have descended into the depths; therefore, I shall be the correction of them all.

King James 2000 Bible
And the revolters are deeply involved in slaughter, though I have been a rebuker of them all.

American King James Version
And the rebels are profound to make slaughter, though I have been a rebuker of them all.

American Standard Version
And the revolters are gone deep in making slaughter; but I am a rebuker of them all.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you have turned aside victims into the depth: and I am, the teacher of them all.

Darby Bible Translation
And they have plunged themselves in the corruption of apostasy, but I will be a chastiser of them all.

English Revised Version
And the revolters are gone deep in making slaughter; but I am a rebuker of them all.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the revolters are profound to make slaughter, though I have been a rebuker of them all.

World English Bible
The rebels are deep in slaughter; but I discipline all of them.

Young's Literal Translation
And to slaughter sinners have gone deep, And I am a fetter to them all.
Study Bible
God's Judgment on Israel and Judah
1Hear this, O priests! Give heed, O house of Israel! Listen, O house of the king! For the judgment applies to you, For you have been a snare at Mizpah And a net spread out on Tabor. 2The revolters have gone deep in depravity, But I will chastise all of them. 3I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me; For now, O Ephraim, you have played the harlot, Israel has defiled itself.…
Cross References
Isaiah 29:15
Woe to those who deeply hide their plans from the LORD, And whose deeds are done in a dark place, And they say, "Who sees us?" or "Who knows us?"

Hosea 4:2
There is swearing, deception, murder, stealing and adultery. They employ violence, so that bloodshed follows bloodshed.

Hosea 6:9
And as raiders wait for a man, So a band of priests murder on the way to Shechem; Surely they have committed crime.

Hosea 9:15
All their evil is at Gilgal; Indeed, I came to hate them there! Because of the wickedness of their deeds I will drive them out of My house! I will love them no more; All their princes are rebels.
Treasury of Scripture

And the rebels are profound to make slaughter, though I have been a rebuker of them all.

the revolters.

Hosea 6:9 And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests …

Hosea 9:15 All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the …

Jeremiah 6:28 They are all grievous rebels, walking with slanders: they are brass …

profound.

Psalm 64:3-6 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot …

Psalm 140:1-5 Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man…

Isaiah 29:15 Woe to them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and …

Jeremiah 11:18,19 And the LORD has given me knowledge of it, and I know it: then you …

Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; …

Luke 22:2-5 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; …

Acts 23:12-15 And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound …

though. or, and, etc. a rebuker. Heb. a correction.

Hosea 6:5 Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by …

Isaiah 1:5 Why should you be stricken any more? you will revolt more and more: …

Jeremiah 5:3 O LORD, are not your eyes on the truth? you have stricken them, but …

Jeremiah 25:3-7 From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, …

Amos 4:6-12 And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, …

Zephaniah 3:1,2 Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!…

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

(2) Are profound to make slaughter.--Ewald, followed recently by Nowack, is right in interpreting the Heb. text as meaning, "The apostates have gone deep in iniquity." In the last clause the Authorised version is again incorrect. Render, But I (i.e., Jehovah) am chastisement to them all. The deceivers and deceived shall alike perish.

Verse 2. - And the revolters are profound to make slaughter (or, profuse in murders or in sacrifices, or in dealing corruptly), though I have been a rebuker of them all (rather, but I am [bent upon] chastisement for them all). The literal rendering of the first clause is, slaughtering they have made deep, which is an idiom analogous to "they have deeply revolted;" literally, "they have made revolting deep" (Isaiah 31:6). The slaughtering, though understood by Wunsche of sacrifices, is rather meant of the destruction and carnage which the revolters caused to the people. Rashi explains it literally in this way: "I said, Every one that goes not up to the stated feasts transgresses a positive precept; but they decree that every one who goes up to the stated feasts shall be slain." This seems to imply that liers-in-wait were set probably on Mizpah and Tabor, the places mentioned in the preceding verse, to slay the Israelites that were found going up to the feasts at Jerusalem. Aben Ezra, taking this second verse as continuing the sentiment of the first, interprets as follows: "Ye have been a snare on Mizpah that ye might not allow them to go up to the feasts to the house of the Lord; and to slay (victims) in the usual way." The revolters or apostates he takes to be the worshippers of Baal. "They made deep," he adds in his exposition, "the snares, those that are mentioned, that passers-by might not see them; but I will chastise all of them for this evil which they have done, since it is not hidden from me why they have hid (made) it so deep." The slaughtering is thus understood by Aben Ezra of slaying the sacrificial victims. Similarly Kimchi interprets thus: "He says that the revolters who are the worshippers of idols, who depart from the ways of God - blessed be he! - and kern his service, like a woman who is a revolter from under her husband, have made deep their revolt, slaying and sacrificing to idols." lie would understand the slaughtering neither of victims with Kimchi and Aben Ezra; nor of literally slaying Israelites to prevent persons going up to Jerusalem, the proper seat of Jehovah's worship; but of the destructive consequences which the conduct of these apostates brought on the people. The work of chastisement God now takes in hand in good earnest. Droppings of the coming shower there had been; but now the full flood is to descend, for God presents himself to misleaders and misled alike under the sole aspect of rebuke. "I," he says, "am chastisement" (give myself to it). A like form of expression occurs in Psalm 109:4, "I am prayer;" that is, am a man of prayer, or give royal. If to prayer. Thus Kimchi explains the idiom: "The prophet says, Say not that no man shall correct and reprove them, therefore they sin; for I am the person who reproves them all, and day by day I reprove them, but they will not hearken to me. But raani moser wants the word ish, man, as (in Psalm 109:4) raani tephilah, which we have explained raani ish tephilah." And the revolters are profound to make slaughter,.... The revolters are the king, priests, and people, who had revolted from the true worship and ways of God unto idolatry. These formed deep laid schemes, and took crafty methods, like hawkers; who lay themselves flat upon the ground to manage their snares and nets, and observe the creatures that fall into them, and take them, and whom they artfully decoy, to which the allusion is; and that either to slay those who would not comply with their false worship; or rather to multiply the sacrifices of slain beasts, and offer them with a great show of devotion and religion, and thereby beguile, entice, and ensnare simple and unwary souls; so the Targum,

"they sacrifice to idols abundantly;''

and which, in the sight of God, was mere slaughter and butchery:

though I have been a rebuker of them all; king, priests, and prophets; those idolaters, revolters, or worshippers of Baal, as Aben Ezra calls them: this is to be interpreted either of the prophet, who had freely, faithfully, and openly reproved all orders of men for their departure from God and his worship, and for their idolatrous practices; or of the Lord himself, which comes to the same sense, who had rebuked them by his prophets, and corrected them by his judgments, but to no purpose: and therefore they could not plead ignorance, or excuse themselves upon that account. 2. revolters—apostates.

profound—deeply rooted [Calvin] and sunk to the lowest depths, excessive in their idolatry (Ho 9:9; Isa 31:6) [Henderson]. From the antithesis (Ho 5:3), "not hid from me," I prefer explaining, profoundly cunning in their idolatry. Jeroboam thought it a profound piece of policy to set up golden calves to represent God in Dan and Beth-el, in order to prevent Israel's heart from turning again to David's line by going up to Jerusalem to worship. So Israel's subsequent idolatry was grounded by their leaders on various pleas of state expediency (compare Isa 29:15).

to … slaughter—He does not say "to sacrifice," for their so-called sacrifices were butcheries rather than sacrifices; there was nothing sacred about them, being to idols instead of to the holy God.

though—Maurer translates, "and (in spite of their hope of safety through their slaughter of victims to idols) I will be a chastisement to them all." English Version is good sense: They have deeply revolted, notwithstanding all my prophetical warnings.5:1-7 The piercing eye of God saw secret liking and disposition to sin, the love the house of Israel had to their sins, and the dominion their sins had over them. Pride makes men obstinate in other sins. And as Judah was treading in the same steps, they would fall with Israel. By dealing treacherously with the Lord, men only deceive themselves. Those that go to seek the Lord with their flocks and their herds only, and not with their hearts and souls, cannot expect to find him; nor shall any speed who do not seek the Lord while he may be found. See how much it is our concern to seek God early, now, while it is the accepted time, and the day of salvation.
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