Hosea 7:15
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New International Version
I trained them and strengthened their arms, but they plot evil against me.

King James Bible
Though I have bound and strengthened their arms, yet do they imagine mischief against me.

Darby Bible Translation
I have indeed trained, I have strengthened their arms, but they imagine mischief against me.

World English Bible
Though I have taught and strengthened their arms, yet they plot evil against me.

Young's Literal Translation
And I instructed -- I strengthened their arms, And concerning Me they think evil!

Hosea 7:15 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Though I have bound and strengthened their arms - Whether I dealt with them in judgment or mercy, it was all one; in all circumstances they rebelled against me.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I have.

2 Kings 13:5,23 (And the LORD gave Israel a savior, so that they went out from under the hand of the Syrians...

2 Kings 14:25-27 He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath to the sea of the plain, according to the word of the LORD God of Israel...

Psalm 106:43-45 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity...

bound. or, chastened.

Job 5:17 Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: therefore despise not you the chastening of the Almighty:

Psalm 94:12 Blessed is the man whom you chasten, O LORD, and teach him out of your law;

Proverbs 3:11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:

Hebrews 12:5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to children, My son, despise not you the chastening of the Lord...

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

imagine.

Psalm 2:1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

Psalm 62:3 How long will you imagine mischief against a man? you shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall you be...

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Nahum 1:9 What do you imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.

Acts 4:25 Who by the mouth of your servant David have said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?

Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations...

2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God...

Library
October 6. "Ephraim, He Hath Mixed Himself" (Hos. vii. 8).
"Ephraim, he hath mixed himself" (Hos. vii. 8). It is a great thing to learn to take God first, and then He can afford to give us everything else, without the fear of its hurting us. As long as you want anything very much, especially more than you want God, it is an idol. But when you become satisfied with God, everything else so loses its charm that He can give it to you without harm, and then you can take just as much as you choose, and use it for His glory. There is no harm whatever in having
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

On the Animals
The birds are the saints, because they fly to the higher heart; in the gospel: and he made great branches that the birds of the air might live in their shade. [Mark 4:32] Flying is the death of the saints in God or the knowledge of the Scriptures; in the psalm: I shall fly and I shall be at rest. [Ps. 54(55):7 Vulgate] The wings are the two testaments; in Ezekiel: your body will fly with two wings of its own. [Ez. 1:23] The feathers are the Scriptures; in the psalm: the wings of the silver dove.
St. Eucherius of Lyons—The Formulae of St. Eucherius of Lyons

Cross References
Psalm 140:2
who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.

Nahum 1:9
Whatever they plot against the LORD he will bring to an end; trouble will not come a second time.

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