New International Version
The rebels are knee-deep in slaughter. I will discipline all of them.
King James Bible
And the revolters are profound to make slaughter, though I have been a rebuker of them all.
Darby Bible Translation
And they have plunged themselves in the corruption of apostasy, but I will be a chastiser of them all.
World English Bible
The rebels are deep in slaughter; but I discipline all of them.
Young's Literal Translation
And to slaughter sinners have gone deep, And I am a fetter to them all.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The revolters are profound to make slaughter - Here may be a reference to the practice of hunters, making deep pits in the ground, and lightly covering them over, that the beasts, not discovering them, might fall in, and become a prey.
Though I have been a Rebuker - "I will bring chastisement on them all." As they have made victims of others to their idolatry, I will make victims of them to my justice. Some have thought that as many as wished to depart from the idolatrous worship set up by Jeroboam, were slaughtered; and thus Jeroboam the son of Nebat Made Israel to sin.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
though. or, and, etc. a rebuker. Heb. a correction.
Library'Physicians of no Value'
'When Ephralm saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to Assyria, and sent to king Jareb: but he is not able to heal you, neither shall he cure you of your wound.'--HOSEA v. 13 (R.V.). The long tragedy which ended in the destruction of the Northern Kingdom by Assyrian invasion was already beginning to develop in Hosea's time. The mistaken politics of the kings of Israel led them to seek an ally where they should have dreaded an enemy. As Hosea puts it in figurative fashion, Ephraim's …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Assyrian Captivity
Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans from the LORD, who do their work in darkness and think, "Who sees us? Who will know?"
There is only cursing, lying and murder, stealing and adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed.
As marauders lie in ambush for a victim, so do bands of priests; they murder on the road to Shechem, carrying out their wicked schemes.
"Because of all their wickedness in Gilgal, I hated them there. Because of their sinful deeds, I will drive them out of my house. I will no longer love them; all their leaders are rebellious.
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