Hosea 8:3
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New International Version
But Israel has rejected what is good; an enemy will pursue him.

New Living Translation
But it is too late. The people of Israel have rejected what is good, and now their enemies will chase after them.

English Standard Version
Israel has spurned the good; the enemy shall pursue him.

New American Standard Bible
Israel has rejected the good; The enemy will pursue him.

King James Bible
Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Israel has rejected what is good; an enemy will pursue him.

International Standard Version
"Israel has discarded what is good. The enemy will pursue them.

NET Bible
But Israel has rejected what is morally good; so an enemy will pursue him.

New Heart English Bible
Israel has cast off that which is good. The enemy will pursue him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, they have rejected what is good. The enemy will persecute them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Israel hath cast off that which is good; The enemy shall pursue him.

New American Standard 1977
Israel has rejected the good;
            The enemy will pursue him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Israel has cast off the good; the enemy shall pursue him.

King James 2000 Bible
Israel has cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.

American King James Version
Israel has cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.

American Standard Version
Israel hath cast off that which is good: the enemy shall pursue him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Israel hath cast off the thing that is good, the enemy shall pursue him.

Darby Bible Translation
Israel hath cast off good: the enemy shall pursue him.

English Revised Version
Israel hath cast off that which is good: the enemy shall pursue him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.

World English Bible
Israel has cast off that which is good. The enemy will pursue him.

Young's Literal Translation
Cast off good hath Israel, an enemy pursueth him.
Study Bible
Israel will Reap the Whirlwind
2They cry out to Me, "My God, we of Israel know You!" 3Israel has rejected the good; The enemy will pursue him. 4They have set up kings, but not by Me; They have appointed princes, but I did not know it. With their silver and gold they have made idols for themselves, That they might be cut off.…
Cross References
Hosea 8:2
They cry out to Me, "My God, we of Israel know You!"

Hosea 8:4
They have set up kings, but not by Me; They have appointed princes, but I did not know it. With their silver and gold they have made idols for themselves, That they might be cut off.
Treasury of Scripture

Israel has cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.

cast.

Psalm 36:3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he has left off to …

Psalm 81:10,11 I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt: …

Amos 1:11 Thus said the LORD; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, …

1 Timothy 5:12 Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.

the enemy.

Leviticus 26:36 And on them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into …

Deuteronomy 28:25 The LORD shall cause you to be smitten before your enemies: you shall …

Lamentations 3:66 Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LORD.

Lamentations 4:19 Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heaven: they pursued …

(3) Cast off.--Jehovah's reply to Israel's hollow repentance. The word "cast off" means a scornful loathing of what is putrescent or obscene. "The thing that is good" is the name of God, which is the salvation of Israel (Aben Ezra).

Verse 3. - Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him. This is the reply of Jehovah. The good which Israel rejected is not exactly God the One Good, nor Jehovah the greatest Good, nor the Law, which was good; but all the goodness which he bestows on such as keep his covenant. This Israel rejected, and in turn is rejected of God and delivered up into the hands of his pursuers. Israel hath cast off the thing that is good,.... Or "rejected him that is good" (y); that is, God, as Kimchi observes; for there is none good but him, Matthew 19:17; he is the "summum bonum", "the chiefest good" to men, and is essentially, originally, and infinitely good in himself, and the fountain of all goodness to his creatures; and yet Israel has rejected him with detestation and contempt, as the word (z) signifies, though they pretended to know him, which shows their hypocrisy; and therefore it is no wonder that their prayers were rejected by him: or they rejected the good word of God, the law, or doctrine contained in it, and the good worship, service, and fear of God, and indeed everything that was good, just, and right. Cocceius renders it, "the good One", or he that is God, the good God, "hath cast off Israel". This reading of the words Drusius also mentions, and seems to like best, and as agreeing with what follows; so Rivet; but the position of the words in the Hebrew text, and the accents, do not favour it;

the enemy shall pursue him; who is before compared to an eagle, which flies swiftly, and pursues its prey with eagerness and fierceness: Shalmaneser is meant, who should invade the land, come up to Samaria, besiege and take it; nothing should stop him, nor should Israel escape from him, since they had cast off the Lord, and everything that was good. The Targum is,

"the house of Israel have erred from my worship, for the sake of which I brought good things upon them; henceforward the enemy shall pursue them.''

(y) "deseruit Israel bonum, i. e. Deum", Vatablus, Munster, Tarnovius, Zanchius. (z) "Abominatus est", Calvin, Zanchius. 3. Israel—God repeats the name in opposition to their use of it (Ho 8:2).

the thing that is good—Jerome translates, "God" who is good and doing good (Ps 119:68). He is the chief object rejected, but with Him also all that is good.

the enemy shall pursue him—in just retribution from God.8:1-4 When Israel was hard pressed, they would claim protection from God, but this would be disregarded. What stead will it stand in to say, My God, I know thee, if we cannot say, My God, I love thee, serve thee, and cleave to thee only?
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