Hosea 8:3
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New International Version
But Israel has rejected what is good; an enemy will pursue him.

King James Bible
Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.

Darby Bible Translation
Israel hath cast off good: the enemy shall pursue him.

World English Bible
Israel has cast off that which is good. The enemy will pursue him.

Young's Literal Translation
Cast off good hath Israel, an enemy pursueth him.

Hosea 8:3 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Israel shalt cry - The rapidity of the eagle's flight is well imitated in the rapidity of the sentences in this place.

My God, we know thee - The same sentiment, from the same sort of persons, under the same feelings, as that in the Gospel of St. Matthew, Matthew 7:29 : "Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? Then will I profess unto them, I never Knew You."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 36:3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he has left off to be wise, and to do good.

Psalm 81:10,11 I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt: open your mouth wide, and I will fill it...

Amos 1:11 Thus said the LORD; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof...

1 Timothy 5:12 Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.

the enemy.

Leviticus 26:36 And on them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies...

Deuteronomy 28:25 The LORD shall cause you to be smitten before your enemies: you shall go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them...

Lamentations 3:66 Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LORD.

Lamentations 4:19 Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heaven: they pursued us on the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness.

The Bible
Oh! how ten-thousand-fold merciful is God, that, looking down upon the race of man, he does not smite it our of existence. We see from our text that God looks upon man; for he says of Ephraim, "I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing." But see how, when he observes the sin of man, he does not dash him away and spurn him with his foot; he does not shake him by the neck over the gulf of hell, until his brain doth reel and then drop him forever; but
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855

That the Unskilful Venture not to Approach an Office of Authority.
No one presumes to teach an art till he has first, with intent meditation, learnt it. What rashness is it, then, for the unskilful to assume pastoral authority, since the government of souls is the art of arts! For who can be ignorant that the sores of the thoughts of men are more occult than the sores of the bowels? And yet how often do men who have no knowledge whatever of spiritual precepts fearlessly profess themselves physicians of the heart, though those who are ignorant of the effect of
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
Hosea 8:2
Israel cries out to me, 'Our God, we acknowledge you!'

Hosea 8:4
They set up kings without my consent; they choose princes without my approval. With their silver and gold they make idols for themselves to their own destruction.

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