Hosea 6:2
New International Version
After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence.

New Living Translation
In just a short time he will restore us, so that we may live in his presence.

English Standard Version
After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, that we may live before him.

Berean Study Bible
After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His presence.

New American Standard Bible
"He will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day, That we may live before Him.

King James Bible
After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.

Christian Standard Bible
He will revive us after two days, and on the third day he will raise us up so we can live in his presence.

Contemporary English Version
In two or three days he will heal us and restore our strength that we may live with him.

Good News Translation
In two or three days he will revive us, and we will live in his presence.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will revive us after two days, and on the third day He will raise us up so we can live in His presence.

International Standard Version
After two days, he will restore us to life, on the third day he will raise us up, and we will live in his presence.

NET Bible
He will restore us in a very short time; he will heal us in a little while, so that we may live in his presence.

New Heart English Bible
After two days he will revive us. On the third day he will raise us up, and we will live before him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After two days he will revive us. On the third day he will raise us so that we may live in his presence.

JPS Tanakh 1917
After two days will He revive us, On the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His presence.

New American Standard 1977
“He will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day That we may live before Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
After two days he shall give us life: in the third day he will resurrect us, and we shall live in his sight.

King James 2000 Bible
After two days will he revive us: on the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.

American King James Version
After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.

American Standard Version
After two days will he revive us: on the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live before him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
After two days he will heal us: in the third day we shall arise, and live before him, and shall know him:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he hath taken us, and he will heal us: he will strike, and he will cure us.

Darby Bible Translation
After two days will he revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live before his face;

English Revised Version
After two days will he revive us: on the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live before him.

Webster's Bible Translation
After two days will he revive us: in the third day will he raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.

World English Bible
After two days he will revive us. On the third day he will raise us up, and we will live before him.

Young's Literal Translation
He doth revive us after two days, In the third day He doth raise us up, And we live before Him.
Study Bible
Israel and Judah are Unrepentant
1Come, let us return to the LORD. For He has torn us to pieces, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bind us up. 2After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His presence. 3So let us know—let us press on to know the LORD. As surely as the sun rises, He will appear; He will come to us like the rain, like the spring showers that water the earth.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 15:4
that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,

Psalm 30:5
For His anger is fleeting, but His favor lasts a lifetime. Weeping may stay the night, but joy comes in the morning.

Psalm 71:20
Though you have shown me many troubles and misfortunes, You will revive me once again. Even from the depths of the earth You will bring me back up.

Ecclesiastes 3:3
a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to break down and a time to build,

Isaiah 30:26
The light of the moon will be as bright as the sun, and the light of the sun will be seven times brighter--like the light of seven days--on the day that the LORD binds up the brokenness of His people and heals the wounds He inflicted.

Treasury of Scripture

After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.

two.

Hosea 13:14
I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.

2 Kings 20:5
Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD.

Psalm 30:4
Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

we.

Genesis 17:18
And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!

Psalm 61:7
He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.

John 14:19
Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.







Lexicon
After two days
מִיֹּמָ֑יִם (mî·yō·mā·yim)
Preposition-m | Noun - md
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

He will revive us;
יְחַיֵּ֖נוּ (yə·ḥay·yê·nū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2421: To live, to revive

on the third
הַשְּׁלִישִׁ֔י (haš·šə·lî·šî)
Article | Number - ordinal masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7992: Third, feminine a, third, a third, a third-story cell)

day
בַּיּוֹם֙ (bay·yō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

He will raise us up,
יְקִמֵ֖נוּ (yə·qi·mê·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

that we may live
וְנִחְיֶ֥ה (wə·niḥ·yeh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2421: To live, to revive

in His presence.
לְפָנָֽיו׃ (lə·p̄ā·nāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face
(2) The haste of the seeming penitents for the fulfilment of their hope. They expect the rapid restoration of the national prosperity, prompted by the abundance of the Divine love, and His response to the first touch of penitence (signified in Hosea 5:15).

After two days.--A phrase sometimes used for the second day, i.e., to-morrow.

In the third day--i.e., after a short time. This and the above expression are not identical in the designation of time. Some Christian interpreters (Jerome, Luther, Pusey) consider the passage has sole reference to the resurrection of Christ. But with Calvin, Henderson, Schmoller, &c., we consider this to be contradicted by the form of the expression. To bring in the resurrection of Christ with no authority from the New Testament is far-fetched over-refinement, and breaks the consistency of the passage.

(2, 3) Render, So that we shall live in his presence, and shall know and strive after the knowledge of Jehovah, whose coming forth is sure, like the dawn (another play on 6:15, "I will return to my place, &c."), so that he may come as the plentiful (dashing) rain for us, as the latter rain (needed for the ripening corn) which watereth the earth.

Verse 2. - After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. The expression of time here employed denotes a comparatively short period, and implies that Israel's revival would be speedily as well as certainly accomplished. Paucity is signified by the binary number in Old Testament language, just as we speak of two, or a couple, in the sense of fewness. In 1 Kings 17:12 we find "two" used in this way: "Behold, I am gathering two sticks;" so in Isaiah 7:21, "A man shall nourish a young cow and two sheep;" in Isaiah 17:6 a small number is spoken of as "two or three;" while a short period is similarly described in Luke 13:32, "Behold, I east out devils, and I do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected." The important idea of this verse connects itself with the terms corresponding to revival, resurrection, and restoration to the Divine favor and protection. The drooping, declining, dying state of Israel would be revived; their deathlike condition would undergo a resurrection process; their disfavor would give way to Divine complacency; and all this, though not immediately, yet in a comparatively short time. This appears to us the import of the prophecy. Similar figurative language, and with like significancy, is employed by Ezekiel (37.) in his vision of the valley and the resurrection of its dry bones; as also by Isaiah (26.), where the same or a similar thought is presented in briefer, but still more beautiful, language: "Thy (lead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in the dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead." Calvin understands this verse as containing a source of consolation to Israel. "When," he says, "the Israelites, through their long obstinacy, had become nearly incurable, it was needful to lead them to repentance by slow punishments. They, therefore, said, After two days God will revive us; and thus they confirmed themselves in the hope of salvation, though it did not immediately appear; though they long remained in darkness, and the exile was long which they had to endure, they yet did not cease to hope. 'Well, lot the two days pass, and the Lord will revive us.'" To man in sorrow the time appears long; it is short in the sight of him with whom a thousand years are as one day. Kimchi's explanation is also, to a certain extent, satisfactory: "The prophet says, 'our sickness lasts for two days, yet he will heal us of our sickness, till on the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live long before him,' as if he said, 'though our afflictions continue a long time.' The two days are a figaro, for 'in a short time he will bring us his salvation,' and 'on the third day' is figurative." He afterwards refers the "two days" to the captivities of his people - that in Egypt and that in Babylon; while "the third day" denotes the third or present Roman captivity, "out of which he will raise us up and we shall live before him? so that we shall never again go into captivity, but shall live continually before him, while we sin no mere." Rashi refers the words to the three temples - that of Solomon, that of Zerubbabel, and the temple that is to be built by Messiah. Some of the Fathers understand the three periods in the history of humanity - the first, under Adam, as the time of Law and captivity to sin; the second, under Christ, as the time of the gospel and of grace; and the third, with Christ, as the time of the general resurrection. Theodoret and most of the Fathers understood this verse to refer to the resurrection of Christ on the third day after three days' rest in the grave. Calvin, after giving what appeared to him "the simple and genuine sense" of the passage as applying primarily to the Jews, as we have already seen, adds, "I do not deny but that God has exhibited a remarkable and memorable instance of what is here said in his only begotten Son. As often, then, as delay begets weariness in us, let us flee to Christ; for, as it has been said, his resurrection is a mirror of our life; for we see in that how God is wont to deal with his own people: the Father did not restore life to Christ as soon as he was taken down from the cross; he was deposited in the sepulcher, and he lay there till the third day. When God, then, intends that we should languish for a time, let us know that we are thus represented in Christ our Head, and hence let us gather materials of confidence. We have, then, in Christ an illustrious proof of this prophecy." The political resurrection of Israel may dimly shadow forth, by way of type, the resurrection of Messiah and the general resurrection of which he is the Firstfruits. 6:1-3 Those who have gone from God by consent, and in a body, drawing one another to sin, should, by consent and in a body, return to him, which will be for his glory, and their good. It will be of great use for support under afflictions, and to encourage our repentance, to keep up good thoughts of God, and of his purposes and designs concerning us. Deliverance out of trouble should be to them as life from the dead. God will revive them: the assurance of this should engage them to return to him. But this seems to have a further reference to the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Let us admire the wisdom and goodness of God, that when the prophet foretold the deliverance of the church out of her troubles, he should point out our salvation by Christ; and now these words are fulfilled in the resurrection of Christ, it confirms our faith, that this is He that should come and we are to look for no other. Here is a precious blessing promised; this is life eternal, to know God. The returns of the favour of God are secured to us as firmly as the return of the morning after a dark night. He shall come to us as the latter and former rain unto the earth, which refreshes it, and makes it fruitful. The grace of God in Christ is both the latter and the former rain; and by it the good work of our fruit-bearing is begun and carried on. And as the Redeemer was raised from the grave, so will He revive the hearts and hopes of all that trust in him. The feeblest glimpse of hope in his word, is a sure earnest of increasing light and comfort, which shall be attended with purifying, comforting grace that makes fruitful.
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