Hosea 13:9
New International Version
"You are destroyed, Israel, because you are against me, against your helper.

New Living Translation
"You are about to be destroyed, O Israel--yes, by me, your only helper.

English Standard Version
He destroys you, O Israel, for you are against me, against your helper.

Berean Study Bible
It is your destruction, O Israel, because you are against Me, your helper.

New American Standard Bible
It is your destruction, O Israel, That you are against Me, against your help.

King James Bible
O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help.

Christian Standard Bible
I will destroy you, Israel; you have no help but me.

Contemporary English Version
Israel, you are done for. Don't expect help from me.

Good News Translation
"I will destroy you, people of Israel! Then who can help you?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will destroy you, Israel; you have no help but Me.

International Standard Version
"You have destroyed yourself, Israel, although I remain your help.

NET Bible
I will destroy you, O Israel! Who is there to help you?

New Heart English Bible
You are destroyed, Israel, because you are against me, against your help.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You are destroying yourself, Israel. You are against me, your helper.

JPS Tanakh 1917
It is thy destruction, O Israel, That thou art against Me, against thy help.

New American Standard 1977
It is your destruction, O Israel, That you are against Me, against your help.

Jubilee Bible 2000
O Israel, thou hast caused thyself to become lost, but in me is thine help.

King James 2000 Bible
O Israel, you have destroyed yourself; but in me is your help.

American King James Version
O Israel, you have destroyed yourself; but in me is your help.

American Standard Version
It is thy destruction, O Israel, that thou art against me, against thy help.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
O Israel, who will aid thee in thy destruction?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Destruction is thy own, 0 Israel: thy help is only in me.

Darby Bible Translation
It is thy destruction, O Israel, that [thou art] against me, against thy help.

English Revised Version
It is thy destruction, O Israel, that thou art against me, against thy help.

Webster's Bible Translation
O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thy help.

World English Bible
You are destroyed, Israel, because you are against me, against your help.

Young's Literal Translation
And I consume them there as a lioness, A beast of the field doth rend them.
Study Bible
God's Mercy
9It is your destruction, O Israel, because you are against Me, your helper. 10Where is your king now to save you in all your cities, and the rulers to whom you said, “Give me a king and princes”?…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 33:26
There is none like the God of Jeshurun, who rides the heavens to your aid, and the clouds in His majesty.

Deuteronomy 33:29
Blessed are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is the shield that protects you, the sword in which you boast. Your enemies will cower before you, and you shall trample their high places."

Jeremiah 2:17
Have you not brought this on yourself by forsaking the LORD your God when He led you in the way?

Jeremiah 2:19
Your own evil will discipline you; your own apostasies will reprimand you. Consider and realize how evil and bitter it is for you to forsake the LORD your God and to have no fear of Me," declares the Lord GOD of Hosts.

Malachi 1:12
"But you profane it when you say, 'The table of the LORD is defiled, and its fruit, its food, is contemptible.'

Malachi 1:13
You also say: 'Look, what a nuisance!' And you turn up your nose at it," says the LORD of Hosts. "You bring as an offering animals that are stolen, lame, or sick! Should I accept this from your hands?" asks the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

O Israel, you have destroyed yourself; but in me is your help.

thou.

Hosea 14:1
O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.

2 Kings 17:7-17
For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods, …

Proverbs 6:32
But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

but.

Hosea 13:4
Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.

Deuteronomy 33:26
There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.

Psalm 33:20
Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.

is thine help.







Lexicon
[It is] your destruction,
שִֽׁחֶתְךָ֥ (ši·ḥeṯ·ḵā)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7843: Perhaps to go to ruin

O Israel,
יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

because you are
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

against Me,
בִ֥י (ḇî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

your helper.
בְעֶזְרֶֽךָ׃ (ḇə·‘ez·re·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5828: A help, helper
(9) In me . . . Help.--The close of this verse is rhetorically abrupt, which is altogether missed in the English version. Render, but against Me thy help. We must supply "Thou hast rebelled," the construction being the same as in Hosea 13:16. "Thy captivity, O Israel, is from thee; thy redemption is from Me; thy perishing is from thee: thy salvation is from Me" (Pusey).

Verse 9. - O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help. The literal rendering of this verse is,

(1) It hath destroyed thee, O Israel, that thou hast been against me, against thy Help. The ellipsis is accounted for by the strong emotion of the speaker, ֵשחִת is

(a) the Piel third person, and has the suffix of the second person, from which the pronoun אתָּה may be supplied as subject of the concluding clause. The preposition be has here the meaning of "against," as in Genesis 16:12 and 2 Samuel 24:17, while בִי is in apposition to it. The Hebrew commentators take שי as a verbal form; thus Rashi: "Thou hast destroyed thyself, O Israel;" and Kimchi:

(2) "The calf has destroyed thee which he had mentioned above; he says, 'This has destroyed thee; for unless this had been so, thy help had been in me.'"

(b) The Septuagint and Jerome take שחחך as a noun, the former translating by τῆ διαφθορᾶ: "Who will aid thee in thy destructions" the latter by "Thy destruction, O Israel; but in me is thy help," the noun being of the form קֵטֵּר דִבֵּר. The explanation of Rashi, who understands

(c) the verb as second person preterit Piel with suffix, is: "'Because thou hast acted unfaithfully against me, thou hast rebelled against thy help.' The Scripture uses brevity, but he who understands the language of Scripture will recall to mind that כי בי is 'because against me is the rebellion with which thou hast rebelled. And if thou shouldst say, What does it concern thee? Against thy help hast thou rebelled when thou didst rebel against me.'" Kimchi remarks in the two beths servile that one of them would suffice, and that the sense might have been expressed by כי בי עזרך or כי אני בעזרך . All the disaster and destruction previously mentioned are charged on Israel's misconduct; they had brought all upon themselves by their rebellion against Jehovah who would otherwise have been their Shield and Deliverer. The sense is well expressed by Calvin thus: "How comes it, and what is the reason, that I do not now help thee according to my usual manner? Thou hast indeed found me hitherto to be thy Deliverer.... How comes it now that I have cast thee away, that thou criest in vain, and that no one brings thee any help? How comes it that thou art thus forsaken, and receivest no relief whatever from my hand, as thou hast been wont to do? And doubtless I should never be wanting to thee, if thou wouldest allow me; but thou closest the door against me, and by thy wickedness spurnest my favor, so that it cannot come to thee. It then follows, that thou art now destroyed through thine own fault:

(3) Something then hath destroyed thee." It will be observed that the rebellion against Jehovah here complained of is not that of all Israel, when they are said to have rejected Jehovah by asking a king of Samuel; but the defection of the ten tribes that cast off their allegiance to the house of David and made Jeroboam their king. 13:9-16 Israel had destroyed himself by his rebellion; but he could not save himself, his help was from the Lord only. This may well be applied to the case of spiritual redemption, from that lost state into which all have fallen by wilful sins. God often gives in displeasure what we sinfully desire. It is the happiness of the saints, that, whether God gives or takes away, all is in love. But it is the misery of the wicked, that, whether God gives or takes away, it is all in wrath, nothing is comfortable. Except sinners repent and believe the gospel, anguish will soon come upon them. The prophecy of the ruin of Israel as a nation, also showed there would be a merciful and powerful interposition of God, to save a remnant of them. Yet this was but a shadow of the ransom of the true Israel, by the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. He will destroy death and the grave. The Lord would not repent of his purpose and promise. Yet, in the mean time, Israel would be desolated for her sins. Without fruitfulness in good works, springing from the Holy Spirit, all other fruitfulness will be found as empty as the uncertain riches of the world. The wrath of God will wither its branches, its sprigs shall be dried up, it shall come to nothing. Woes, more terrible than any from the most cruel warfare, shall fall on those who rebel against God. From such miseries, and from sin, the cause of them, may the Lord deliver us.
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