Hosea 5:3
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New International Version
I know all about Ephraim; Israel is not hidden from me. Ephraim, you have now turned to prostitution; Israel is corrupt.

King James Bible
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O Ephraim, thou committest whoredom, and Israel is defiled.

Darby Bible Translation
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me; for now, Ephraim, thou hast committed whoredom; Israel is defiled.

World English Bible
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from me; for now, Ephraim, you have played the prostitute. Israel is defiled.

Young's Literal Translation
I have known Ephraim, And Israel hath not been hid from me, For now thou hast gone a-whoring, Ephraim, Defiled is Israel.

Hosea 5:3 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I know Ephraim - I know the whole to be idolaters.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

know.

Amos 3:2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.

Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight...

Revelation 3:15 I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot: I would you were cold or hot.

Ephraim.

Hosea 5:9,11,13 Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be...

Hosea 6:4 O Ephraim, what shall I do to you? O Judah, what shall I do to you? for your goodness is as a morning cloud...

Hosea 8:11 Because Ephraim has made many altars to sin, altars shall be to him to sin.

Hosea 12:1 Ephraim feeds on wind, and follows after the east wind: he daily increases lies and desolation...

Hosea 13:1 When Ephraim spoke trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended in Baal, he died.

Genesis 48:19,20 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great...

Deuteronomy 33:17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns...

Isaiah 7:5,8,9,17 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against you, saying...

thou.

Hosea 4:17,18 Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone...

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

1 Kings 14:14-16 Moreover the LORD shall raise him up a king over Israel, who shall cut off the house of Jeroboam that day: but what? even now...

Ezekiel 23:5-21 And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted on her lovers, on the Assyrians her neighbors...

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
Isaiah 7:16
for before the boy knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, the land of the two kings you dread will be laid waste.

Ezekiel 23:7
She gave herself as a prostitute to all the elite of the Assyrians and defiled herself with all the idols of everyone she lusted after.

Hosea 1:2
When the LORD began to speak through Hosea, the LORD said to him, "Go, marry a promiscuous woman and have children with her, for like an adulterous wife this land is guilty of unfaithfulness to the LORD."

Hosea 6:10
I have seen a horrible thing in Israel: There Ephraim is given to prostitution, Israel is defiled.

Amos 3:2
"You only have I chosen of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your sins."

Amos 5:12
For I know how many are your offenses and how great your sins. There are those who oppress the innocent and take bribes and deprive the poor of justice in the courts.

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