New International Version
All of them are hot as an oven; they devour their rulers. All their kings fall, and none of them calls on me.
King James Bible
They are all hot as an oven, and have devoured their judges; all their kings are fallen: there is none among them that calleth unto me.
Darby Bible Translation
They are all hot as an oven, and devour their judges; all their kings are fallen: there is none among them that calleth unto me.
World English Bible
They are all hot as an oven, and devour their judges. All their kings have fallen. There is no one among them who calls to me.
Young's Literal Translation
All of them are warm as an oven, And they have devoured their judges, All their kings have fallen, There is none calling unto Me among them.
Hosea 7:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
All their kings are fallen - There was a pitiful slaughter among the idolatrous kings of Israel; four of them had fallen in the time of this prophet. Zechariah was slain by Shallum; Shallum, by Menahem; Pekahiah, by Pekah; and Pekah, by Hoshea, 2 Kings 15. All were idolaters, and all came to an untimely death.
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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
No one calls on your name or strives to lay hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us and have given us over to our sins.
Where is your king, that he may save you? Where are your rulers in all your towns, of whom you said, 'Give me a king and princes'?
Woe to those who plan iniquity, to those who plot evil on their beds! At morning's light they carry it out because it is in their power to do it.
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