Hosea 5:9
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New International Version
Ephraim will be laid waste on the day of reckoning. Among the tribes of Israel I proclaim what is certain.

King James Bible
Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be.

Darby Bible Translation
Ephraim shall be a desolation in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which is sure.

World English Bible
Ephraim will become a desolation in the day of rebuke. Among the tribes of Israel, I have made known that which will surely be.

Young's Literal Translation
Ephraim is for a desolation in a day of reproof, Among the tribes of Israel I have made known a sure thing.

Hosea 5:9 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Among the tribes of Israel have I made known - They have got sufficient warning; it is their own fault that they have not taken it.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Ephraim.

Hosea 5:12,14 Therefore will I be to Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness...

Hosea 8:8 Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.

Hosea 9:11-17 As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception...

Hosea 11:5,6 He shall not return into the land of Egypt, and the Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused to return...

Hosea 13:1-3,15,16 When Ephraim spoke trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended in Baal, he died...

Job 12:14 Behold, he breaks down, and it cannot be built again: he shuts up a man, and there can be no opening.

Isaiah 28:1-4 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower...

Amos 3:14,15 That in the day that I shall visit the transgressions of Israel on him I will also visit the altars of Bethel...

Amos 7:9,17 And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste...

have.

Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand...

Isaiah 48:3,5 I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I showed them; I did them suddenly...

Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he reveals his secret to his servants the prophets.

Zechariah 1:6 But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers?...

John 16:4 But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, you may remember that I told you of them...

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.

Isaiah 28:1
Woe to that wreath, the pride of Ephraim's drunkards, to the fading flower, his glorious beauty, set on the head of a fertile valley-- to that city, the pride of those laid low by wine!

Isaiah 37:3
They told him, "This is what Hezekiah says: This day is a day of distress and rebuke and disgrace, as when children come to the moment of birth and there is no strength to deliver them.

Isaiah 46:10
I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, 'My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.'

Hosea 9:11
Ephraim's glory will fly away like a bird-- no birth, no pregnancy, no conception.

Zechariah 1:6
But did not my words and my decrees, which I commanded my servants the prophets, overtake your ancestors? "Then they repented and said, 'The LORD Almighty has done to us what our ways and practices deserve, just as he determined to do.'"

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