Hosea 7:8
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New International Version
"Ephraim mixes with the nations; Ephraim is a flat loaf not turned over.

King James Bible
Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned.

Darby Bible Translation
Ephraim, he mixeth himself with the peoples; Ephraim is a cake not turned.

World English Bible
Ephraim, he mixes himself among the nations. Ephraim is a pancake not turned over.

Young's Literal Translation
Ephraim! among peoples he mixeth himself, Ephraim hath been a cake unturned.

Hosea 7:8 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A cake not turned - In the East having heated the hearth, they sweep one corner, put the cake upon it, and cover it with embers; in a short time they turn it, cover it again, and continue this several times, till they find it sufficiently baked. All travelers into Asiatic countries have noted this.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he hath.

Hosea 5:7,13 They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children...

Hosea 9:3 They shall not dwell in the LORD's land; but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria.

Ezra 9:1,12 Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites...

Nehemiah 13:23-25 In those days also saw I Jews that had married wives of Ashdod, of Ammon, and of Moab...

Psalm 106:35 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.

Ezekiel 23:4-11 And the names of them were Aholah the elder, and Aholibah her sister: and they were mine, and they bore sons and daughters...

Malachi 2:11 Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem...

a cake.

Hosea 8:2-4 Israel shall cry to me, My God, we know you...

1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came to all the people, and said, How long halt you between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal...

Zephaniah 1:5 And them that worship the host of heaven on the housetops; and them that worship and that swear by the LORD, and that swear by Malcham;

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one...

Revelation 3:15,16 I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot: I would you were cold or hot...

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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 106:35
but they mingled with the nations and adopted their customs.

Hosea 7:9
Foreigners sap his strength, but he does not realize it. His hair is sprinkled with gray, but he does not notice.

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