|New International Version (© 2011)|
Like a bear robbed of her cubs, I will attack them and rip them open; like a lion I will devour them-- a wild animal will tear them apart.
King James Bible
I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.
American Standard Version
I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart; and there will I devour them like a lioness; the wild beast shall tear them.
Young's Literal Translation
I do meet them as a bereaved bear, And I rend the enclosure of their heart.
Hosea 13:8 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As a bear - bereaved - This is a figure to denote excessive ferocity. See the note on 2 Samuel 17:8 (note), where a remarkable instance is given.
And will rend the caul of their heart - Every savage beast goes first to the seat of the blood when it has seized its prey; as in this fluid they delight more than in the most delicate parts of the flesh.
There will I devour them like a lion - לביא labi, the old strong lion; drinking the blood, tearing the flesh, and breaking the bones to extract the marrow.
The wild beast shall tear them - Probably this refers to the chakal or jackal, who frequently hunts down the prey, which the lion takes the liberty to devour, while the jackal stands by, and afterwards picks the bones. Hence he has been called the lion's Provider, and the lion's waiting-man.
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2 Samuel 17:8 For, said Hushai, you know your father and his men, that they be mighty men, and they be chafed in their minds...
Proverbs 17:12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
Amos 9:1-3 I saw the LORD standing on the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head...
wild beast. Heb. beast of the field.
Psalm 80:13 The boar out of the wood does waste it, and the wild beast of the field does devour it.
Isaiah 5:29 Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yes, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey...
Isaiah 56:9 All you beasts of the field, come to devour, yes, all you beasts in the forest.
Jeremiah 12:9 My heritage is to me as a speckled bird, the birds round about are against her; come you, assemble all the beasts of the field...
Hosea 13:8 Parallel CommentariesAnimal Attack Bear Beast Beasts Bereaved Breast Broken Caul Chests Covering Cubs Devour Dogs Enclosure Encounter Face Fall Field Heart Hearts Inmost Lioness Meal Meet Ones Open Rend Rip Robbed Tear Whelps Wild Wounded YoungAnimal Attack Bear Beast Beasts Bereaved Breast Broken Caul Chests Covering Cubs Devour Dogs Enclosure Encounter Face Fall Field Heart Hearts Inmost Lioness Meal Meet Ones Open Rend Rip Robbed Tear Whelps Wild Wounded YoungTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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2 Samuel 17:8 You know your father and his men; they are fighters, and as fierce as a wild bear robbed of her cubs. Besides, your father is an experienced fighter; he will not spend the night with the troops.
Psalm 50:22 "Consider this, you who forget God, or I will tear you to pieces, with no one to rescue you:
Proverbs 17:12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool bent on folly.
Jeremiah 25:38 Like a lion he will leave his lair, and their land will become desolate because of the sword of the oppressor and because of the LORD's fierce anger.
Hosea 2:12 I will ruin her vines and her fig trees, which she said were her pay from her lovers; I will make them a thicket, and wild animals will devour them.
Hosea 5:14 For I will be like a lion to Ephraim, like a great lion to Judah. I will tear them to pieces and go away; I will carry them off, with no one to rescue them.