New American Standard Bible
Ephraim is joined to idols; Let him alone.
King James Bible
Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.
Darby Bible Translation
Ephraim is joined to idols: leave him alone.
World English Bible
Ephraim is joined to idols. Leave him alone!
Young's Literal Translation
Joined to idols is Ephraim, let him alone.
Hosea 4:17 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Ephraim is joined to idols - that is, banded, bound up with them, "associated," as the word means, with them so as to cleave to them, willing neither to part with nor to be parted from, them. The idols are called by a name, denoting toils; with toil they were fashioned, and, when fashioned, they were a toil and grief.
Let him alone - Literally, give him rest, i. e., from all further expostulations, which he will not hear. It is an abandonment of Israel for the time, as in the prophet Ezekiel, "As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Lord God, go ye, serve ye every one his idols" Ezekiel 20:39. Sinners often long not to be tormented by conscience or by God's warnings. To be left so, is to be abandoned by God, as one whose case is desperate. God will not, while there is hope, leave a man to sleep in sin; for so the numbness of the soul increases, until, like those who fall asleep amid extreme cold of the body, it never awakes.
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"For the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus Hath Made Me Free from the Law of Sin and Death. "
An Era of Spiritual Darkness
The Prophet Hosea.
"So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices.
Yet let no one find fault, and let none offer reproof; For your people are like those who contend with the priest.
The sword will whirl against their cities, And will demolish their gate bars And consume them because of their counsels.
And now they sin more and more, And make for themselves molten images, Idols skillfully made from their silver, All of them the work of craftsmen. They say of them, "Let the men who sacrifice kiss the calves!"
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