New International Version
They are unfaithful to the LORD; they give birth to illegitimate children. When they celebrate their New Moon feasts, he will devour their fields.
King James Bible
They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions.
Darby Bible Translation
They have dealt treacherously against Jehovah; for they have begotten strange children: now shall the new moon devour them, with their allotted possessions.
World English Bible
They are unfaithful to Yahweh; for they have borne illegitimate children. Now the new moon will devour them with their fields.
Young's Literal Translation
Against Jehovah they dealt treacherously, For strange sons they have begotten, Now consume them doth a month with their portions.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Now shall a month devour them - In a month's time the king of Assyria shall be upon them, and oblige them to purchase their lives and liberties by a grievous tax of fifty shekels per head. This Menahem, king of Israel, gave to Pul, king of Assyria, 2 Kings 15:16-20. Instead of month, some translate the original locust. "The locusts shall devour them."
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'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 …
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Your New Moon feasts and your appointed festivals I hate with all my being. They have become a burden to me; I am weary of bearing them.
You have neither heard nor understood; from of old your ears have not been open. Well do I know how treacherous you are; you were called a rebel from birth.
But like a woman unfaithful to her husband, so you, Israel, have been unfaithful to me," declares the LORD.
I will not show my love to her children, because they are the children of adultery.
I will stop all her celebrations: her yearly festivals, her New Moons, her Sabbath days--all her appointed festivals.
As at Adam, they have broken the covenant; they were unfaithful to me there.
In one month I got rid of the three shepherds. The flock detested me, and I grew weary of them
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