New Living Translation
For my people are determined to desert me. They call me the Most High, but they don't truly honor me.
King James Bible
And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.
Darby Bible Translation
Yea, my people are bent upon backsliding from me: though they call them to the Most High, none at all exalteth him.
World English Bible
My people are determined to turn from me. Though they call to the Most High, he certainly won't exalt them.
Young's Literal Translation
And My people are hanging in suspense, about My returning, And unto the Most High they do call, Together they exalt not.
Hosea 11:7 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:7 They - The prophets. None at all - Scarce any one would hearken and obey.
LibraryQuotations from the Old Testament in the New.
1. As it respects inspiration, and consequent infallible authority, the quotations of the New Testament stand on a level with the rest of the apostolic writings. The Saviour's promise was: "When he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth;" literally, "into all the truth," that is, as immediately explained, all the truth pertaining to the Redeemer's person and work. When, therefore, after the fulfilment of this promise, Peter and the other apostles expounded to their brethren …
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible
Spiritual Hunger Shall be Satisfied
Your kindness to the wicked does not make them do good. Although others do right, the wicked keep doing wrong and take no notice of the LORD's majesty.
Your wickedness will bring its own punishment. Your turning from me will shame you. You will see what an evil, bitter thing it is to abandon the LORD your God and not to fear him. I, the Lord, the LORD of Heaven's Armies, have spoken!
During the reign of King Josiah, the LORD said to me, "Have you seen what fickle Israel has done? Like a wife who commits adultery, Israel has worshiped other gods on every hill and under every green tree.
I thought, 'After she has done all this, she will return to me.' But she did not return, and her faithless sister Judah saw this.
Then why do these people stay on their self-destructive path? Why do the people of Jerusalem refuse to turn back? They cling tightly to their lies and will not turn around.
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