New International Version
"When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.
King James Bible
When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
Darby Bible Translation
When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.
World English Bible
"When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
Young's Literal Translation
Because Israel is a youth, and I love him, Out of Egypt I have called for My Son.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When Israel was a child - In the infancy of his political existence.
I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt - Where he was greatly oppressed; and in this I gave the proof of my love. I preserved my people in their affliction there, and brought them safely out of it.
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The next sweet word in the chapter is sonship; "When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt." We are, according to the inspired apostle, "predestinated unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will." Ephesians 1:5. Adoption follows hard upon the heels of election, and is another messenger of good tidings. Innumerable blessings come to us by this door. "Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
The Divine Shepherd
where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: "Out of Egypt I called my son."
Then say to Pharaoh, 'This is what the LORD says: Israel is my firstborn son,
and I told you, "Let my son go, so he may worship me." But you refused to let him go; so I will kill your firstborn son.'"
A song of ascents. "They have greatly oppressed me from my youth," let Israel say;
"I will forsake my house, abandon my inheritance; I will give the one I love into the hands of her enemies.
There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. There she will respond as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of Egypt.
So will it happen to you, Bethel, because your wickedness is great. When that day dawns, the king of Israel will be completely destroyed.
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