New International Version
I trained them and strengthened their arms, but they plot evil against me.
King James Bible
Though I have bound and strengthened their arms, yet do they imagine mischief against me.
Darby Bible Translation
I have indeed trained, I have strengthened their arms, but they imagine mischief against me.
World English Bible
Though I have taught and strengthened their arms, yet they plot evil against me.
Young's Literal Translation
And I instructed -- I strengthened their arms, And concerning Me they think evil!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Though I have bound and strengthened their arms - Whether I dealt with them in judgment or mercy, it was all one; in all circumstances they rebelled against me.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
bound. or, chastened.
LibraryOctober 6. "Ephraim, He Hath Mixed Himself" (Hos. vii. 8).
"Ephraim, he hath mixed himself" (Hos. vii. 8). It is a great thing to learn to take God first, and then He can afford to give us everything else, without the fear of its hurting us. As long as you want anything very much, especially more than you want God, it is an idol. But when you become satisfied with God, everything else so loses its charm that He can give it to you without harm, and then you can take just as much as you choose, and use it for His glory. There is no harm whatever in having …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
On the Animals
who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.
Whatever they plot against the LORD he will bring to an end; trouble will not come a second time.
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