New International Version
My people are determined to turn from me. Even though they call me God Most High, I will by no means exalt them.
King James Bible
And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.
Darby Bible Translation
Yea, my people are bent upon backsliding from me: though they call them to the Most High, none at all exalteth [him].
World English Bible
My people are determined to turn from me. Though they call to the Most High, he certainly won't exalt them.
Young's Literal Translation
And My people are hanging in suspense, about My returning, And unto the Most High they do call, Together they exalt not.
Hosea 11:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Though they called them to the Most High - Newcome is better: "And though they call on him together because of the yoke, he will not raise it. He shall receive no refreshment." See the metaphor, Hosea 11:4 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
they called me.
none at all would exalt him. Heb. together they exalted not.
LibraryHeaven's Nurse Children
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
But when grace is shown to the wicked, they do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil and do not regard the majesty of the LORD.
Your wickedness will punish you; your backsliding will rebuke you. Consider then and realize how evil and bitter it is for you when you forsake the LORD your God and have no awe of me," declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty.
During the reign of King Josiah, the LORD said to me, "Have you seen what faithless Israel has done? She has gone up on every high hill and under every spreading tree and has committed adultery there.
I thought that after she had done all this she would return to me but she did not, and her unfaithful sister Judah saw it.
Why then have these people turned away? Why does Jerusalem always turn away? They cling to deceit; they refuse to return.
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