New International Version
They will not remain in the LORD's land; Ephraim will return to Egypt and eat unclean food in Assyria.
King James Bible
They shall not dwell in the LORD'S land; but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria.
Darby Bible Translation
They shall not dwell in Jehovah's land; but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and in Assyria shall they eat that which is unclean.
World English Bible
They won't dwell in Yahweh's land; but Ephraim will return to Egypt, and they will eat unclean food in Assyria.
Young's Literal Translation
They do not abide in the land of Jehovah, And turned back hath Ephraim to Egypt, And in Asshur an unclean thing they eat.
Hosea 9:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But Ephraim shall return to Egypt - See on Hosea 8:12 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Not into Egypt itself, but into another bondage as bad as that. and.
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The Assyrian Captivity
"'The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you reside in my land as foreigners and strangers.
I brought you into a fertile land to eat its fruit and rich produce. But you came and defiled my land and made my inheritance detestable.
We submitted to Egypt and Assyria to get enough bread.
The LORD said, "In this way the people of Israel will eat defiled food among the nations where I will drive them."
But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way.
"Ephraim is like a dove, easily deceived and senseless-- now calling to Egypt, now turning to Assyria.
They do not turn to the Most High; they are like a faulty bow. Their leaders will fall by the sword because of their insolent words. For this they will be ridiculed in the land of Egypt.
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