Hosea 5:7
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New International Version
They are unfaithful to the LORD; they give birth to illegitimate children. When they celebrate their New Moon feasts, he will devour their fields.

New Living Translation
They have betrayed the honor of the LORD, bearing children that are not his. Now their false religion will devour them along with their wealth.

English Standard Version
They have dealt faithlessly with the LORD; for they have borne alien children. Now the new moon shall devour them with their fields.

New American Standard Bible
They have dealt treacherously against the LORD, For they have borne illegitimate children. Now the new moon will devour them with their land.

King James Bible
They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They betrayed the LORD; indeed, they gave birth to illegitimate children. Now the New Moon will devour them along with their fields.

International Standard Version
They have been unfaithful to the LORD, having raised unbelieving children. In the coming month they will be devoured, along with their fields.

NET Bible
They have committed treason against the LORD, because they bore illegitimate children. Soon the new moon festival will devour them and their fields.

New Heart English Bible
They are unfaithful to the LORD; for they have borne illegitimate children. Now the new moon will devour them with their fields.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They have been unfaithful to the LORD, because their children do not belong to him. Now their New Moon [Festivals] will devour them and their fields.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They have dealt treacherously against the LORD, For they have begotten strange children; Now shall the new moon devour them with their portions.

New American Standard 1977
They have dealt treacherously against the LORD,
            For they have borne illegitimate children.
            Now the new moon will devour them with their land.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They have rebelled against the LORD; for they have begotten strange sons; now a month shall devour them with their portions.

King James 2000 Bible
They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten pagan children: now a new moon shall devour them with their heritage.

American King James Version
They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions.

American Standard Version
They have dealt treacherously against Jehovah; for they have borne strange children: now shall the new moon devour them with their fields.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have transgressed against the Lord, for they have begotten children that are strangers: now shall a month devour them with their portions.

Darby Bible Translation
They have dealt treacherously against Jehovah; for they have begotten strange children: now shall the new moon devour them, with their allotted possessions.

English Revised Version
They have dealt treacherously against the LORD; for they have borne strange children: now shall the new moon devour them with their fields.

Webster's Bible Translation
They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions.

World English Bible
They are unfaithful to Yahweh; for they have borne illegitimate children. Now the new moon will devour them with their fields.

Young's Literal Translation
Against Jehovah they dealt treacherously, For strange sons they have begotten, Now consume them doth a month with their portions.
Study Bible
God's Judgment on Israel and Judah
6They will go with their flocks and herds To seek the LORD, but they will not find Him; He has withdrawn from them. 7They have dealt treacherously against the LORD, For they have borne illegitimate children. Now the new moon will devour them with their land. 8Blow the horn in Gibeah, The trumpet in Ramah. Sound an alarm at Beth-aven: "Behind you, Benjamin!"…
Cross References
Isaiah 1:14
"I hate your new moon festivals and your appointed feasts, They have become a burden to Me; I am weary of bearing them.

Isaiah 48:8
"You have not heard, you have not known. Even from long ago your ear has not been open, Because I knew that you would deal very treacherously; And you have been called a rebel from birth.

Jeremiah 3:20
"Surely, as a woman treacherously departs from her lover, So you have dealt treacherously with Me, O house of Israel," declares the LORD.

Hosea 2:4
"Also, I will have no compassion on her children, Because they are children of harlotry.

Hosea 2:11
"I will also put an end to all her gaiety, Her feasts, her new moons, her sabbaths And all her festal assemblies.

Hosea 6:7
But like Adam they have transgressed the covenant; There they have dealt treacherously against Me.

Zechariah 11:8
Then I annihilated the three shepherds in one month, for my soul was impatient with them, and their soul also was weary of me.
Treasury of Scripture

They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions.

dealt.

Hosea 6:7 But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they …

Isaiah 48:8 Yes, you heard not; yes, you knew not; yes, from that time that your …

Isaiah 59:13 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from …

Jeremiah 3:20 Surely as a wife treacherously departs from her husband, so have …

Jeremiah 5:11 For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously …

begotten.

Nehemiah 13:23,24 In those days also saw I Jews that had married wives of Ashdod, of …

Psalm 144:7,11 Send your hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, …

Malachi 2:11-15 Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in …

a month.

Ezekiel 12:28 Therefore say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD; There shall none of …

Zechariah 11:8 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul loathed …

(7) Strange children refers to offspring that followed in the ways of their mother. (Comp. Hosea 1) Some reference is involved to the consequences of intermarriage with heathen. The "month" may be a personification of the period of a month (Henderson), during which takes place the now closely impending (perhaps already commenced) invasion by Tiglathpileser (2Kings 15:29; 2 Chron. 19:21). This invasion was due in part to Ahaz having sought the aid of Assyria against Pekah and Rezin.

Verse 7. - They have dealt treacherously against the Lord: for they have begotten strange children. This may refer to inter. marriages with idolaters, when the offspring of such forbidden unions departed still further from the worship of Jehovah; or the children of godless Jewish parents reflected yet more the wicked works and ways of such parents. In consequence of the infidelity of the wife, the children were not the offspring of lawful wedlock or conjugal union; in other words, they were children of whoredom - an adulterous generation. Lord's infidelity to the holy covenant had as its result a graceless, godless race - children strange and supposititions in the spiritual sense. Now shall a month devour them with their portions. If

(1) "month" be the right rendering, it is a note of time like "the day of the Lord;" and the sense is that a short time shall see the end of them - not only of their persons, but their properties, that is, their hereditary portions in Palestine. But

(2) if "new moon" be the correct translation, the new moon, or sacrificial feasts celebrated at that season, will only rut,, not relieve, them. Their sinful sacrifices and vain oblations, on which they now placed their reliance, will procure, not their salvation, but perdition. They have dealt treacherously against the Lord,.... Which was the reason of his departure from them; as a woman deals treacherously with her husband when she is unfaithful to him, and commits adultery; so Israel and Judah dealt treacherously with the Lord, who stood in the relation of a husband to them in covenant, by committing idolatry;

for they have begotten strange children; either of strange women, the daughters of idolatrous Heathens they married, so the Targum, Jarchi, and Kimchi; or rather their natural children, though born of Israelitish or Jewish parents, both such; yet being educated by them in an idolatrous way, and brought up in the commission of the evils their parents were guilty of, are said to be strange children to the Lord, alienated from him and his worship, and as such to be begotten:

now shall a month devour them with their portions; the Jews understand this literally of the month Ab, the time of Jerusalem's destruction, so Jarchi and R. Jeshuah in Aben Ezra and Ben Melech; or the month Tammuz, in which the city was broke up, and the month Ab, in which it was destroyed, as Kimchi; or rather, which is also a sense he mentions, it signifies a short time, a very little while before the destruction should come; and compares it with Zechariah 11:8; though, according to the Targum, it is to be understood of every month; and so denotes the continual desolation that should be made, until they were utterly destroyed; but others seem better to interpret it of their new moon, or first day of the month, which they observed in a religious way, by offering sacrifice, &c. and on which they depended; but this should be so far from being of any service to them, that it should turn against them; and, because of the idolatry committed in them, the Lord would hate them, and destroy them on account of them; even their farms, and fields, and vineyards, which were their portions and inheritances; see Isaiah 1:13; unless it is rather to be understood of the parts of the beasts slain in sacrifice on those days, to appease the Lord; which would be so far from doing it, that they would provoke him yet more to wrath, and slay them. 7. treacherously—as to the marriage covenant (Jer 3:20).

strange children—alluding to "children of whoredoms" (Ho 1:2; 2:4). "Strange" or foreign implies that their idolatry was imported from abroad [Henderson]. Or rather, "regarded by God as strangers, not His," as being reared in idolatry. The case is desperate, when not only the existing, but also the rising, generation is reared in apostasy.

a month—a very brief space of time shall elapse, and then punishment shall overtake them (Zec 11:8). The allusion seems to be to money loans, which were by the month, not as with us by the year. You cannot put it off; the time of your destruction is immediately and suddenly coming on you; just as the debtor must meet the creditor's demand at the expiration of the month. The prediction is of the invasion of Tiglath-pileser, who carried away Reuben, Gad, Naphtali, and the half tribe of Manasseh.

portions—that is, possessions. Their resources and garrisons will not avail to save them. Henderson explains from Isa 57:6, "portions" as their idols; the context favors this, "the Lord" the true "portion of His people" (De 32:9), being in antithesis to "their portions," the idols.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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