Hosea 11:7
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New International Version
My people are determined to turn from me. Even though they call me God Most High, I will by no means exalt them.

King James Bible
And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.

Darby Bible Translation
Yea, my people are bent upon backsliding from me: though they call them to the Most High, none at all exalteth [him].

World English Bible
My people are determined to turn from me. Though they call to the Most High, he certainly won't exalt them.

Young's Literal Translation
And My people are hanging in suspense, about My returning, And unto the Most High they do call, Together they exalt not.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Though they called them to the Most High - Newcome is better: "And though they call on him together because of the yoke, he will not raise it. He shall receive no refreshment." See the metaphor, Hosea 11:4 (note).

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are bent.

Hosea 4:16 For Israel slides back as a backsliding heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place.

Hosea 14:4 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for my anger is turned away from him.

Psalm 78:57,58 But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow...

Proverbs 14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

Jeremiah 3:6,8,11 The LORD said also to me in the days of Josiah the king, Have you seen that which backsliding Israel has done...

Jeremiah 8:5 Why then is this people of Jerusalem slid back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

Jeremiah 14:7 O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do you it for your name's sake: for our backslidings are many...

they called me.

Hosea 11:2 As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed to Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.

Hosea 7:16 They return, but not to the most High: they are like a deceitful bow...

2 Chronicles 30:1-11 And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh...

Psalm 81:11 But my people would not listen to my voice; and Israel would none of me.

Amos 5:4-6,14,15 For thus said the LORD to the house of Israel, Seek you me, and you shall live...

none at all would exalt him. Heb. together they exalted not.

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Heaven's Nurse Children
The next sweet word in the chapter is sonship; "When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt." We are, according to the inspired apostle, "predestinated unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will." Ephesians 1:5. Adoption follows hard upon the heels of election, and is another messenger of good tidings. Innumerable blessings come to us by this door. "Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

The Divine Shepherd
"I am the Good Shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep." "I am the Good Shepherd, and know My sheep, and am known of Mine. As the Father knoweth Me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down My life for the sheep." Again Jesus found access to the minds of His hearers by the pathway of their familiar associations. He had likened the Spirit's influence to the cool, refreshing water. He had represented Himself as the light, the source of life and gladness to nature and to man. Now
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

Cross References
Isaiah 26:10
But when grace is shown to the wicked, they do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil and do not regard the majesty of the LORD.

Jeremiah 2:19
Your wickedness will punish you; your backsliding will rebuke you. Consider then and realize how evil and bitter it is for you when you forsake the LORD your God and have no awe of me," declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty.

Jeremiah 3:6
During the reign of King Josiah, the LORD said to me, "Have you seen what faithless Israel has done? She has gone up on every high hill and under every spreading tree and has committed adultery there.

Jeremiah 3:7
I thought that after she had done all this she would return to me but she did not, and her unfaithful sister Judah saw it.

Jeremiah 8:5
Why then have these people turned away? Why does Jerusalem always turn away? They cling to deceit; they refuse to return.

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