Hosea 14:5
New International Version
I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like a lily. Like a cedar of Lebanon he will send down his roots;

New Living Translation
I will be to Israel like a refreshing dew from heaven. Israel will blossom like the lily; it will send roots deep into the soil like the cedars in Lebanon.

English Standard Version
I will be like the dew to Israel; he shall blossom like the lily; he shall take root like the trees of Lebanon;

Berean Study Bible
I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like the lily and take root like the cedars of Lebanon.

New American Standard Bible
I will be like the dew to Israel; He will blossom like the lily, And he will take root like the cedars of Lebanon.

King James Bible
I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

Christian Standard Bible
I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like the lily and take root like the cedars of Lebanon.

Contemporary English Version
I will be like the dew--then you will blossom like lilies and have roots like a tree.

Good News Translation
I will be to the people of Israel like rain in a dry land. They will blossom like flowers; they will be firmly rooted like the trees of Lebanon.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like the lily and take root like the cedars of Lebanon.

International Standard Version
I will be like the dew to Israel; Israel will blossom like a lily, growing roots like the cedars of Lebanon.

NET Bible
I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like a lily, he will send down his roots like a cedar of Lebanon.

New Heart English Bible
I will be like the dew to Israel. He will blossom like the lily, and send down his roots like Lebanon.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will be like dew to the people of Israel. They will blossom like flowers. They will be firmly rooted like cedars from Lebanon.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I will be as the dew unto Israel; He shall blossom as the lily, And cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

New American Standard 1977
I will be like the dew to Israel; He will blossom like the lily, And he will take root like the cedars of Lebanon.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will be as the dew unto Israel; he shall flourish as the lily and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

King James 2000 Bible
I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

American King James Version
I will be as the dew to Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

American Standard Version
I will be as the dew unto Israel; he shall blossom as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I will be as dew to Israel: he shall bloom as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Libanus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will be as the dew, Israel shall spring as the lily, and his root shall shoot forth as that of Libanus.

Darby Bible Translation
I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall blossom as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

English Revised Version
I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall blossom as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

Webster's Bible Translation
I will be as the dew to Israel: he shall grow as the lily and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

World English Bible
I will be like the dew to Israel. He will blossom like the lily, and send down his roots like Lebanon.

Young's Literal Translation
I am as dew to Israel, he flourisheth as a lily, And he striketh forth his roots as Lebanon.
Study Bible
A Promise of God's Blessing
4I will heal their apostasy; I will freely love them, for My anger has turned away from them. 5I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like the lily and take root like the cedars of Lebanon. 6His shoots will sprout, and his splendor will be like the olive tree, his fragrance like the cedars of Lebanon.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:28
And why do you worry about clothes? Consider how the lilies of the field grow: They do not labor or spin.

Job 29:19
My roots will spread out to the waters, and the dew will rest nightly on my branches.

Psalm 80:9
You cleared the ground for it, and it took root and filled the land.

Psalm 92:12
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Psalm 133:3
It is like the dew of Hermon falling on the mountains of Zion. For there the LORD has bestowed the blessing of life forevermore.

Proverbs 19:12
A king's rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.

Song of Solomon 2:1
I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valley.

Isaiah 18:4
For this is what the LORD has told me: "I will quietly look on from My dwelling place, like shimmering heat in the sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest."

Isaiah 26:19
Your dead will live; their bodies will rise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in the dust! For your dew is like the dew of the morning, and the earth will bring forth her dead.

Isaiah 27:6
In the days to come, Jacob will take root. Israel will bud and blossom and fill the whole world with fruit.

Isaiah 35:2
It will bloom abundantly and even rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon will be given it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon. They will see the glory of the LORD, the splendor of our God.

Isaiah 45:8
Drip down, O heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness. Let the earth open up that salvation may sprout and righteousness spring up with it; I, the LORD, have created it.

Micah 5:7
Then the remnant of Jacob will be in the midst of many peoples like dew from the LORD, like showers on the grass, which do not wait for man or linger for mankind.

Treasury of Scripture

I will be as the dew to Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

as the dew.

Deuteronomy 32:2
My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:

2 Samuel 23:4
And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.

Job 29:19
My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch.

he shall.

Song of Solomon 2:1,2,16
I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys…

Song of Solomon 4:5
Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies.

Matthew 6:28
And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

grow.

2 Kings 19:30
And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.

Psalm 72:16
There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.

Isaiah 27:6
He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.







Lexicon
I will be
אֶהְיֶ֤ה (’eh·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

like the dew
כַטַּל֙ (ḵaṭ·ṭal)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2919: Night mist, dew

to Israel;
לְיִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל (lə·yiś·rā·’êl)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

he will blossom
יִפְרַ֖ח (yip̄·raḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6524: To break forth as a, bud, bloom, to spread, to fly, to flourish

like the lily
כַּשּֽׁוֹשַׁנָּ֑ה (kaš·šō·wō·šan·nāh)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7799: A lily, as a, flower of architectural ornament, a, trumpet

and take
וְיַ֥ךְ (wə·yaḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike

root
שָׁרָשָׁ֖יו (šā·rā·šāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8328: A root

like the cedars of Lebanon.
כַּלְּבָנֽוֹן׃ (kal·lə·ḇā·nō·wn)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3844: Lebanon -- a wooded mountain range on the northern border of Israel
(5, 6) As the Dew.--For this imagery see Psalm 130:3. Properly it is "a copious mist, shedding small invisible rain, that comes in rich abundance every night in the hot weather, when west or north-west winds blow, and which brings intense refreshment to all organised life" (Neil's Palestine Explored, p. 136). The lily, which carpets the fields of Palestine (Matthew 6:29), has slender roots, which might easily be uptorn, but under God's protection, even these are to strike downward like the roots of the cedars.[13] Branches are to grow like the banyan-tree, until one tree becomes a forest, and the beauty of the olive in its dancing radiance is to cover all, while the fragrance shall go abroad like the breezes from the forest of Lebanon.

[13] The lily of the Bible is identified by some with the Lilium chalcedonicum, or Scarlet Martagon, which grows profusely in the Levant, and is said to abound in Galilee in the months of April and May. Wetzstein, on the other hand, identifies it with a beautiful dark violet lily which grows in the large plain south-east of the Hauran range of mountains, and is called susan. The opinion of the Chaldee paraphrast and of Rabbinical writers, that the rose was really meant by the Hebrew, may safely be rejected.

14:4-8 Israel seeks God's face, and they shall not seek it in vain. His anger is turned from them. Whom God loves, he loves freely; not because they deserve it, but of his own good pleasure. God will be to them all they need. The graces of the Spirit are the hidden manna, hidden in the dew; the grace thus freely bestowed on them shall not be in vain. They shall grow upward, and be more flourishing; shall grow as the lily. The lily, when come to its height, is a lovely flower, Mt 6:28,29. They shall grow downward, and be more firm. With the flower of the lily shall be the strong root of the cedar of Lebanon. Spiritual growth consists most in the growth of the root, which is out of sight. They shall also spread as the vine, whose branches extend very widely. When believers abound in good works, then their branches spread. They shall be acceptable both to God and man. Holiness is the beauty of a soul. The church is compared to the vine and the olive, which bring forth useful fruits. God's promises pertain to those only that attend on his ordinances; not such as flee to this shadow only for shelter in a hot gleam, but all who dwell under it. When a man is brought to God, all who dwell under his shadow fare the better. The sanctifying fruits shall appear in his life. Thus believers grow up into the experience and fruitfulness of the gospel. Ephraim shall say, God will put it into his heart to say it, What have I to do any more with idols! God's promises to us are more our security and our strength for mortifying sin, than our promises to God. See the power of Divine grace. God will work such a change in him, that he shall loathe the idols as much as ever he loved them. See the benefit of sanctified afflictions. Ephraim smarted for his idolatry, and this is the fruit, even the taking away his sin, Isa 27:9. See the nature of repentance; it is a firm and fixed resolution to have no more to do with sin. The Lord meets penitents with mercy, as the father of the prodigal met his returning son. God will be to all true converts both a delight and a defence; they shall sit under his shadow with delight. And as the root of a tree; From me is thy fruit found: from Him we receive grace and strength to enable us to do our duty.
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