Hosea 2:4
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New International Version
I will not show my love to her children, because they are the children of adultery.

King James Bible
And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they are the children of whoredoms.

World English Bible
Indeed, on her children I will have no mercy; for they are children of unfaithfulness;

Young's Literal Translation
And her sons I do not pity, For sons of whoredoms are they,

Hosea 2:4 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They be the children of whoredoms - They are all idolaters; and have been consecrated to idols, whose marks they bear.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I will not.

Hosea 1:6 And she conceived again, and bore a daughter. And God said to him, Call her name Loruhamah...

Isaiah 27:11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire...

Jeremiah 13:14 And I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together, said the LORD: I will not pity, nor spare...

Jeremiah 16:5 For thus said the LORD, Enter not into the house of mourning, neither go to lament nor bemoan them...

Ezekiel 8:18 Therefore will I also deal in fury: my eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in my ears with a loud voice...

Ezekiel 9:10 And as for me also, my eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way on their head.

Zechariah 1:12 Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts, how long will you not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah...

Romans 9:18 Therefore has he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardens.

Romans 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward you, goodness...

James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has showed no mercy; and mercy rejoices against judgment.

they be. They are all idolaters; and have been consecrated to idols, whose marks they bear.

children of.

Hosea 1:2 The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go...

2 Kings 9:22 And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace...

Isaiah 57:3 But draw near here, you sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.

John 8:41 You do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

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The Valley of Achor
'I will give her ... the valley of Achor for a door of hope.'--HOSEA II. 15. The Prophet Hosea is remarkable for the frequent use which he makes of events in the former history of his people. Their past seems to him a mirror in which they may read their future. He believes that 'which is to be hath already been,' the great principles of the divine government living on through all the ages, and issuing in similar acts when the circumstances are similar. So he foretells that there will yet be once
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

"I Know, O Lord, that Thy Judgments are Right, and that Thou in Faithfulness Hast Afflicted Me. " -- Psalm 119:75.
"I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her. And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope; and she shall sing there." -- Hosea 2:14,15. "I know, O Lord, that Thy judgments are right, and that Thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me." -- Psalm 119:75. I will love Thee, O Lord, my strength -- Thee shall my rescued heart embrace; Thy love, in all its breadth and length, Shall be my peaceful dwelling place. Whom have
Miss A. L. Waring—Hymns and Meditations

The Wilderness State
"Ye now have sorrow: But I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you." John 16:22. 1. After God had wrought a great deliverance for Israel, by bringing them out of the house of bondage, they did not immediately enter into the land which he had promised to their fathers; but "wandered out of the way in the wilderness," and were variously tempted and distressed. In like manner, after God has delivered them that fear him from the bondage of sin and Satan;
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

How the Rude in Sacred Learning, and those who are Learned but not Humble, are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 25.) Differently to be admonished are those who do not understand aright the words of the sacred Law, and those who understand them indeed aright, but speak them not humbly. For those who understand not aright the words of sacred Law are to be admonished to consider that they turn for themselves a most wholesome drought of wine into a cup of poison, and with a medicinal knife inflict on themselves a mortal wound, when they destroy in themselves what was sound by that whereby they ought,
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
Jeremiah 13:14
I will smash them one against the other, parents and children alike, declares the LORD. I will allow no pity or mercy or compassion to keep me from destroying them.'"

Ezekiel 23:25
I will direct my jealous anger against you, and they will deal with you in fury. They will cut off your noses and your ears, and those of you who are left will fall by the sword. They will take away your sons and daughters, and those of you who are left will be consumed by fire.

Hosea 1:6
Gomer conceived again and gave birth to a daughter. Then the LORD said to Hosea, "Call her Lo-Ruhamah (which means "not loved"), for I will no longer show love to Israel, that I should at all forgive them.

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

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