Hosea 5:14
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New International Version
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.

King James Bible
For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him.

Darby Bible Translation
For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah. I, I will tear and go away; I will carry off, and there shall be none to deliver.

World English Bible
For I will be to Ephraim like a lion, and like a young lion to the house of Judah. I myself will tear in pieces and go away. I will carry off, and there will be no one to deliver.

Young's Literal Translation
For I am as a lion to Ephraim, And as a young lion to the house of Judah, I -- I tear and go, I bear away, and there is no deliverer.

Hosea 5:14 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I will be - as a lion - כשחל cashshachel, as a panther or lioness.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

as a lion.

Hosea 13:7,8 Therefore I will be to them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them...

Job 10:16 For it increases. You hunt me as a fierce lion: and again you show yourself marvelous on me.

Psalm 7:2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

Lamentations 3:10 He was to me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.

Amos 3:4-8 Will a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing...

will tear.

Psalm 7:2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

Psalm 50:22 Now consider this, you that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

Micah 5:8 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the middle of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest...

none.

Deuteronomy 28:31 Your ox shall be slain before your eyes, and you shall not eat thereof: your donkey shall be violently taken away from before your face...

Job 10:7 You know that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of your hand.

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...

Amos 2:14 Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force...

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
Psalm 7:2
or they will tear me apart like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.

Psalm 50:22
"Consider this, you who forget God, or I will tear you to pieces, with no one to rescue you:

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 6:1
"Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.

Hosea 13:7
So I will be like a lion to them, like a leopard I will lurk by the path.

Hosea 13:8
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.

Amos 3:4
Does a lion roar in the thicket when it has no prey? Does it growl in its den when it has caught nothing?

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