New International Version
Samaria's king will be destroyed, swept away like a twig on the surface of the waters.
King James Bible
As for Samaria, her king is cut off as the foam upon the water.
Darby Bible Translation
As for Samaria her king is cut off as chips upon the face of the waters.
World English Bible
Samaria and her king float away, like a twig on the water.
Young's Literal Translation
Cut off is Samaria! Its king is as a chip on the face of the waters.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Her king is cut off as the foam - As lightly as a puff of wind blows off the foam that is formed below by a fall of water, so shall the kings of Israel be cut off. We have already seen that not less than four of them died by assassination in a very short time. See on Hosea 7:7 (note).
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the water. Heb. the face of the waters.
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'Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images. 2. Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: He shall break down their altars, He shall spoil their images. 3. For now they shall say, We have no king, because we feared not the Lord; what then should a king do to us? 4. They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus …
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So in my anger I gave you a king, and in my wrath I took him away.
The high places of wickedness will be destroyed-- it is the sin of Israel. Thorns and thistles will grow up and cover their altars. Then they will say to the mountains, "Cover us!" and to the hills, "Fall on us!"
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