New International Version
I will not show my love to her children, because they are the children of adultery.
King James Bible
And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms.
Darby Bible Translation
And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they are the children of whoredoms.
World English Bible
Indeed, on her children I will have no mercy; for they are children of unfaithfulness;
Young's Literal Translation
And her sons I do not pity, For sons of whoredoms are they,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They be the children of whoredoms - They are all idolaters; and have been consecrated to idols, whose marks they bear.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I will not.
they be. They are all idolaters; and have been consecrated to idols, whose marks they bear.
LibraryThe Valley of Achor
'I will give her ... the valley of Achor for a door of hope.'--HOSEA II. 15. The Prophet Hosea is remarkable for the frequent use which he makes of events in the former history of his people. Their past seems to him a mirror in which they may read their future. He believes that 'which is to be hath already been,' the great principles of the divine government living on through all the ages, and issuing in similar acts when the circumstances are similar. So he foretells that there will yet be once …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"I Know, O Lord, that Thy Judgments are Right, and that Thou in Faithfulness Hast Afflicted Me. " -- Psalm 119:75.
The Wilderness State
How the Rude in Sacred Learning, and those who are Learned but not Humble, are to be Admonished.
I will smash them one against the other, parents and children alike, declares the LORD. I will allow no pity or mercy or compassion to keep me from destroying them.'"
I will direct my jealous anger against you, and they will deal with you in fury. They will cut off your noses and your ears, and those of you who are left will fall by the sword. They will take away your sons and daughters, and those of you who are left will be consumed by fire.
Gomer conceived again and gave birth to a daughter. Then the LORD said to Hosea, "Call her Lo-Ruhamah (which means "not loved"), for I will no longer show love to Israel, that I should at all forgive them.
They are unfaithful to the LORD; they give birth to illegitimate children. When they celebrate their New Moon feasts, he will devour their fields.
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