Hosea 5:11
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New International Version
Ephraim is oppressed, trampled in judgment, intent on pursuing idols.

King James Bible
Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment.

Darby Bible Translation
Ephraim is oppressed, crushed in judgment, because in selfwill he walked after the commandment [of man].

World English Bible
Ephraim is oppressed, he is crushed in judgment; Because he is intent in his pursuit of idols.

Young's Literal Translation
Oppressed is Ephraim, broken in judgment, When he pleased he went after the command.

Hosea 5:11 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Walked after the commandment - Jeroboam's commandment to worship his calves at Dan and Beth-el. Many of them were not forced to do this, they did it willingly.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

oppressed.

Deuteronomy 28:33 The fruit of your land, and all your labors, shall a nation which you know not eat up...

2 Kings 15:16-20,29 Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, and all that were therein, and the coasts thereof from Tirzah: because they opened not to him...

Amos 5:11,12 For as much therefore as your treading is on the poor, and you take from him burdens of wheat: you have built houses of hewn stone...

he willingly.

1 Kings 12:26-33 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David...

Micah 6:16 For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab, and you walk in their counsels...

Library
'Physicians of no Value'
'When Ephralm saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to Assyria, and sent to king Jareb: but he is not able to heal you, neither shall he cure you of your wound.'--HOSEA v. 13 (R.V.). The long tragedy which ended in the destruction of the Northern Kingdom by Assyrian invasion was already beginning to develop in Hosea's time. The mistaken politics of the kings of Israel led them to seek an ally where they should have dreaded an enemy. As Hosea puts it in figurative fashion, Ephraim's
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Assyrian Captivity
The closing years of the ill-fated kingdom of Israel were marked with violence and bloodshed such as had never been witnessed even in the worst periods of strife and unrest under the house of Ahab. For two centuries and more the rulers of the ten tribes had been sowing the wind; now they were reaping the whirlwind. King after king was assassinated to make way for others ambitious to rule. "They have set up kings," the Lord declared of these godless usurpers, "but not by Me: they have made princes,
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Hosea
The book of Hosea divides naturally into two parts: i.-iii. and iv.-xiv., the former relatively clear and connected, the latter unusually disjointed and obscure. The difference is so unmistakable that i.-iii. have usually been assigned to the period before the death of Jeroboam II, and iv.-xiv. to the anarchic period which succeeded. Certainly Hosea's prophetic career began before the end of Jeroboam's reign, as he predicts the fall of the reigning dynasty, i. 4, which practically ended with Jeroboam's
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:33
A people that you do not know will eat what your land and labor produce, and you will have nothing but cruel oppression all your days.

Hosea 9:16
Ephraim is blighted, their root is withered, they yield no fruit. Even if they bear children, I will slay their cherished offspring."

Micah 6:16
You have observed the statutes of Omri and all the practices of Ahab's house; you have followed their traditions. Therefore I will give you over to ruin and your people to derision; you will bear the scorn of the nations."

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