Hosea 11:2
New International Version
But the more they were called, the more they went away from me. They sacrificed to the Baals and they burned incense to images.

New Living Translation
But the more I called to him, the farther he moved from me, offering sacrifices to the images of Baal and burning incense to idols.

English Standard Version
The more they were called, the more they went away; they kept sacrificing to the Baals and burning offerings to idols.

Berean Study Bible
But the more I called them, the farther they departed from Me. They sacrificed to the Baals and burned incense to carved images.

New American Standard Bible
The more they called them, The more they went from them; They kept sacrificing to the Baals And burning incense to idols.

King James Bible
As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.

Christian Standard Bible
Israel called to the Egyptians even as Israel was leaving them. They kept sacrificing to the Baals and burning offerings to idols.

Contemporary English Version
But as the saying goes, "The more they were called, the more they rebelled." They never stopped offering incense and sacrifices to the idols of Baal.

Good News Translation
But the more I called to him, the more he turned away from me. My people sacrificed to Baal; they burned incense to idols.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The more they called them, the more they departed from Me. They kept sacrificing to the Baals and burning offerings to idols.

International Standard Version
The more I called out to them, the farther they fled from me; they sacrificed to Baals, burning incense to carved images.

NET Bible
But the more I summoned them, the farther they departed from me. They sacrificed to the Baal idols and burned incense to images.

New Heart English Bible
As I called them, the farther they went from me. They sacrificed to the Baals, and burned incense to engraved images.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The more I called them, the farther they went away. They sacrificed to other gods-the Baals, and they burned incense to idols.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The more they called them, the more they went from them; They sacrificed unto the Baalim, And offered to graven images.

New American Standard 1977
The more they called them, The more they went from them; They kept sacrificing to the Baals And burning incense to idols.

Jubilee Bible 2000
As they called them, so they went from them; they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.

King James 2000 Bible
As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.

American King James Version
As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed to Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.

American Standard Version
The more the prophets called them, the more they went from them: they sacrificed unto the Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
As I called them, so they departed from my presence: they sacrificed to Baalim, and burnt incense to graven images.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As they called them, they went away from before their face: they offered victims to Baalim, and sacrificed to idols.

Darby Bible Translation
As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto the Baals, and burned incense to graven images.

English Revised Version
As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto the Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.

Webster's Bible Translation
As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed to Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.

World English Bible
They called to them, so they went from them. They sacrificed to the Baals, and burned incense to engraved images.

Young's Literal Translation
They have called to them rightly, They have gone from before them, To lords they do sacrifice, And to graven images they make perfume.
Study Bible
Out of Egypt I Called my Son
1When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called My son. 2But the more I called them, the farther they departed from Me. They sacrificed to the Baals and burned incense to carved images. 3It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them in My arms, but they never realized that it was I who healed them.…
Cross References
2 Kings 17:13
Yet through all His prophets and seers, the LORD warned Israel and Judah, saying, "Turn from your wicked ways and keep My commandments and statutes, according to the entire Law that I commanded your fathers and delivered to you through My servants the prophets."

Isaiah 65:7
both for your iniquities and those of your fathers," says the LORD. "Because they burned incense on the mountains and scorned Me on the hills, I will measure into their laps full payment for their former deeds."

Jeremiah 18:15
Yet My people have forgotten Me. They burn incense to worthless idols that make them stumble in their ways on the ancient roads and walk on bypaths instead of the highway.

Hosea 2:13
I will punish her for the days of the Baals when she burned incense to them, when she decked herself with rings and jewelry, and went after her lovers. But Me she forgot," declares the LORD.

Hosea 4:13
They sacrifice on the mountaintops and burn offerings on the hills, under oak, poplar, and terebinth, because their shade is pleasant. And so your daughters turn to prostitution and your daughters-in-law to adultery.

Hosea 13:1
When Ephraim spoke, there was trembling; he was exalted in Israel. But he incurred guilt through Baal, and he died.

Treasury of Scripture

As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed to Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.

they called.

Hosea 11:7
And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.

Deuteronomy 29:2-4
And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them, Ye have seen all that the LORD did before your eyes in the land of Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his servants, and unto all his land; …

1 Samuel 8:7-9
And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them…

they sacrificed.

Hosea 2:13
And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the LORD.

Hosea 13:1,2
When Ephraim spake trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended in Baal, he died…

Judges 2:13
And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.

burned.

1 Kings 12:33
So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Bethel the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised of his own heart; and ordained a feast unto the children of Israel: and he offered upon the altar, and burnt incense.

Isaiah 65:7
Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the LORD, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.

Jeremiah 18:15
Because my people hath forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity, and they have caused them to stumble in their ways from the ancient paths, to walk in paths, in a way not cast up;







Lexicon
But the more I called
קָרְא֖וּ (qā·rə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

them,
לָהֶ֑ם (lā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

the farther
כֵּ֚ן (kên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

they departed
הָלְכ֣וּ (hā·lə·ḵū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

from Me.
מִפְּנֵיהֶ֔ם (mip·pə·nê·hem)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

They sacrificed
יְזַבֵּ֔חוּ (yə·zab·bê·ḥū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2076: To slaughter for sacrifice

to the Baals
לַבְּעָלִ֣ים (lab·bə·‘ā·lîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1168: Baal -- a heathen god

and burned incense
יְקַטֵּרֽוּן׃ (yə·qaṭ·ṭê·rūn)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's Hebrew 6999: To smoke, turn into fragrance by fire

to carved images.
וְלַפְּסִלִ֖ים (wə·lap·pə·si·lîm)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6456: An idol, image
(2) As they (i.e., the prophets) called them, so they (Israel) went from them.--Sought to avoid the voice and presence of the men of God.

Verse 2. - As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.

(1) Adverting to his own call mentioned in the first verse, God here refers to the many subsequent calls which he addressed to them through his servants the prophets and other messengers.

(2) The subject of the verb is erroneously understood by some, as, for example, Aben Ezra and Eichhorn, to be the idols, or their false priests or prophets; while

(3) Jerome is also mistaken in referring the words to the time of Israel's rebelling when Moses and Aaron wished to lead them out of Egypt. The correct reference is that first stated, and the sense is that, instead of appreciating the invitations and monitions of the prophets of God, they showed their utter insensibility and thanklessness, turning away from them in contempt and scorn. Nay, the more the messengers of God called them, the more they turned a deaf ear to those who were their truest friends and best advisers. Pursuing their idolatrous practices, they sacrificed to Baal, that is to say, the various representations of that idol, and burned incense to their images, whether of wood or stone or precious metal. Thus Kimchi correctly comments as follows: "The prophets which I sent to them called to them morning and evening to turn to Jehovah, so (much the more) did they go away from them, not hearkening to their words nor desisting from their evil works." The word כֵן, even so, denoting the measure or relation, corresponds to ואשר to be supplied in the first clause. The imperfects imply continuance of action or a general truth.

(4) The Septuagint rendering, followed by the Syriac, is ἐκ προσώπου μου αὐτοὶ, "from my presence: they;" as if they had read on מִפָנַי הֵם instead of the present text. 11:1-7 When Israel were weak and helpless as children, foolish and froward as children, then God loved them; he bore them as the nurse does the sucking child, nourished them, and suffered their manners. All who are grown up, ought often to reflect upon the goodness of God to them in their childhood. He took care of them, took pains with them, not only as a father, or a tutor, but as a mother, or nurse. When they were in the wilderness, God showed them the way in which they should go, and bore them up, taking them by the arms. He taught them the way of his commandments by the ceremonial law given by Moses. He took them by the arms, to guide them, that they might not stray, and to hold them up, that they might not stumble and fall. God's spiritual Israel are all thus supported. It is God's work to draw poor souls to himself; and none can come to him except he draw them. With bands of love; this word signifies stronger cords than the former. He eased them of the burdens they had long groaned under. Israel is very ungrateful to God. God's counsels would have saved them, but their own counsels ruined them. They backslide; there is no hold of them, no stedfastness in them. They backslide from me, from God, the chief good. They are bent to backslide; they are ready to sin; they are forward to close with every temptation. Their hearts are fully set in them to do evil. Those only are truly happy, whom the Lord teaches by his Spirit, upholds by his power, and causes to walk in his ways. By his grace he takes away the love and dominion of sin, and creates a desire for the blessed feast of the gospel, that they may feed thereon, and live for ever.
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