Hosea 7:2
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New International Version
but they do not realize that I remember all their evil deeds. Their sins engulf them; they are always before me.

New Living Translation
Its people don't realize that I am watching them. Their sinful deeds are all around them, and I see them all.

English Standard Version
But they do not consider that I remember all their evil. Now their deeds surround them; they are before my face.

New American Standard Bible
And they do not consider in their hearts That I remember all their wickedness. Now their deeds are all around them; They are before My face.

King James Bible
And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about; they are before my face.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But they never consider that I remember all their evil. Now their sins are all around them; they are right in front of My face.

International Standard Version
It never occurs to them that I remember all their sin. Now their actions have caught up with them, and they have my attention.

NET Bible
They do not realize that I remember all of their wicked deeds. Their evil deeds have now surrounded them; their sinful deeds are always before me.

New Heart English Bible
They do not consider in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness. Now their own deeds have engulfed them. They are before my face.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They don't realize that I remember all the evil things they've done. Now their sins surround them. Their sins are in my presence.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And let them not say to their heart-- I remember all their wickedness; Now their own doings have beset them about, They are before My face.

New American Standard 1977
And they do not consider in their hearts
            That I remember all their wickedness.
            Now their deeds are all around them;
            They are before My face.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they do not consider in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness; now their own doings have beset them about; they are before my face.

King James 2000 Bible
And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own deeds have surrounded them; they are before my face.

American King James Version
And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about; they are before my face.

American Standard Version
And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now have their own doings beset them about; they are before my face.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And lest they may say in their hearts, that I remember all their wickedness: their own devices now have beset them about, they have been done before my face.

Darby Bible Translation
And they say not in their hearts [that] I remember all their wickedness: now do their own doings encompass them; they are before my face.

English Revised Version
And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now have their own doings beset them about; they are before my face.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them around; they are before my face.

World English Bible
They don't consider in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness. Now their own deeds have engulfed them. They are before my face.

Young's Literal Translation
And they do not say to their heart, That all their evil I have remembered, Now compassed them have their doings, Over-against My face they have been.
Study Bible
Ephraim's Iniquity
1When I would heal Israel, The iniquity of Ephraim is uncovered, And the evil deeds of Samaria, For they deal falsely; The thief enters in, Bandits raid outside, 2And they do not consider in their hearts That I remember all their wickedness. Now their deeds are all around them; They are before My face. 3With their wickedness they make the king glad, And the princes with their lies.…
Cross References
Psalm 25:7
Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; According to Your lovingkindness remember me, For Your goodness' sake, O LORD.

Proverbs 5:21
For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the LORD, And He watches all his paths.

Jeremiah 2:19
"Your own wickedness will correct you, And your apostasies will reprove you; Know therefore and see that it is evil and bitter For you to forsake the LORD your God, And the dread of Me is not in you," declares the Lord GOD of hosts.

Jeremiah 4:18
"Your ways and your deeds Have brought these things to you. This is your evil. How bitter! How it has touched your heart!"

Jeremiah 14:10
Thus says the LORD to this people, "Even so they have loved to wander; they have not kept their feet in check. Therefore the LORD does not accept them; now He will remember their iniquity and call their sins to account."

Jeremiah 17:1
The sin of Judah is written down with an iron stylus; With a diamond point it is engraved upon the tablet of their heart And on the horns of their altars,

Jeremiah 44:21
"As for the smoking sacrifices that you burned in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, you and your forefathers, your kings and your princes, and the people of the land, did not the LORD remember them and did not all this come into His mind?

Hosea 4:9
And it will be, like people, like priest; So I will punish them for their ways And repay them for their deeds.

Hosea 8:13
As for My sacrificial gifts, They sacrifice the flesh and eat it, But the LORD has taken no delight in them. Now He will remember their iniquity, And punish them for their sins; They will return to Egypt.

Hosea 9:9
They have gone deep in depravity As in the days of Gibeah; He will remember their iniquity, He will punish their sins.
Treasury of Scripture

And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about; they are before my face.

consider not in. Heb. say not to.

Deuteronomy 32:29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would …

Psalm 50:22 Now consider this, you that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, …

Isaiah 1:3 The ox knows his owner, and the donkey his master's crib: but Israel …

Isaiah 5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in …

Isaiah 44:19 And none considers in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding …

I remember.

Hosea 9:9 They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of Gibeah: …

Psalm 25:7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according …

Jeremiah 14:10 Thus said the LORD to this people, Thus have they loved to wander, …

Amos 8:7 The LORD has sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never …

Luke 12:2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither …

1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who …

their own.

Numbers 32:23 But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the LORD: …

Job 20:11-29 His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down …

Psalm 9:16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executes: the wicked is …

Proverbs 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be …

Isaiah 26:16 LORD, in trouble have they visited you, they poured out a prayer …

Jeremiah 2:19 Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backslidings shall …

Jeremiah 4:18 Your way and your doings have procured these things to you; this …

are before.

Job 34:21 For his eyes are on the ways of man, and he sees all his goings.

Psalm 90:8 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light …

Proverbs 5:21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he ponders …

Jeremiah 16:17 For my eyes are on all their ways: they are not hid from my face, …

Jeremiah 32:19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for your eyes are open on all …

Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight…

(2) Have beset them about.--The wicked deeds of the nation crowded around them as witnesses to reveal their treason against Jehovah.

Verse 2. - And they consider not in their hearts (margin, say not to their heart) that I remember all their wickedness. Between the common reading libravken and bilravken found in several manuscripts by Kennicott and De Rossi, there is a not unimportant difference. The latter, equivalent to saying "in their heart," which is the usual expression, denotes one's inward thoughts or reasonings with himself; the former, equivalent to saying "to their heart," is an address to, or remonstrance with, the heart with the view of restraining its evil purposes. God's remembrance of wickedness imports its punishment. Now their own doings have beset them about. Their doings

(1) have become evident or conspicuous as a robe or garment with which a man is surrounded, or a troop of body-guards placed about him. Or

(2) the terrors and penal consequences of their sins have surrounded them like a garment, as we elsewhere read, "He clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment." In this latter sense the figure is rather taken from enemies besieging a town or city, and beleaguering it closely all around, or from lictors, i.e. officers of the law surrounding them, or even witnesses confronting them on every side. Kimchi explains the sense as follows: "Now their evil deeds surround them, which were before my face and were not hidden from me; and, while they receive the punishment, they will remember that 1 know all the whole, and that it is I who return their reward upon their head." They are before my face, in the last clause, has a striking and awe-inspiring parallel in the ninetieth psalm: "Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance." Aben Ezra's exposition is somewhat obscure; it is as follows: "They think that I do not see them, and they do not observe that their actions encircle them, as they are before my face." And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness,.... That is, the people of the ten tribes, and the inhabitants of Samaria, whose iniquity and wickedness are said to be discovered, and to be very notorious: and yet "they said not to their hearts" (m), as in the original text; they did not think within themselves; they did not commune with their own hearts; they did not put themselves in mind, or put this to their consciences, that the Lord saw all their wicked actions, their idolatry, falsehood, thefts, and robberies, and whatsoever they were guilty of; that the Lord took notice of them, and put them down in the book of his remembrance, in order to call them to an account, and punish them for them:

now their own doings have beset them about; or, "that now their own doings", &c. (n); they do not consider in their hearts that their sins are all around them, on every side, committed by them openly, and in abundance, and are notorious to all their neighbours, and much more to the omniscient God: and that

they are before my face; so the Targum,

"which are revealed before me;''

were manifest in his sight, before whom all things are; but this they did not consider, and therefore went on in that bold and daring manner they did. Some understand these clauses of the punishment of their sins, which should surround them on every side, that they should not be able to escape, like persons closely besieged in a city, that they cannot get out; alluding to the future siege of Samaria, when it would be a plain case, though they did not now think of it, that all their sins were before the Lord, and were observed by him.

(m) "et non dicebant ad cor suum", Cocceius; "et non dicunt cordi suo", Schmidt. (n) "quod circumdent ipsos opera eorum", Schmidt. 2. consider not in their hearts—literally, "say not to," etc. (Ps 14:1).

that I remember—and will punish.

their own doings have beset them about—as so many witnesses against them (Ps 9:16; Pr 5:22).

before my face—(Ps 90:8).7:1-7 A practical disbelief of God's government was at the bottom of all israel's wickedness; as if God could not see it or did not heed it. Their sins appear on every side of them. Their hearts were inflamed by evil desires, like a heated oven. In the midst of their troubles as a nation, the people never thought of seeking help from God. The actual wickedness of men's lives bears a very small proportion to what is in their hearts. But when lust is inwardly cherished, it will break forth into outward sin. Those who tempt others to drunkenness never can be their real friends, and often design their ruin. Thus men execute the Divine vengeance on each other. Those are not only heated with sin, but hardened in sin, who continue to live without prayer, even when in trouble and distress.
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