Hosea 13:8
Strong's Lexicon
Like a bear
כְּדֹ֣ב (kə·ḏōḇ)
Preposition-k | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1677: 1) bear

robbed of her cubs,
שַׁכּ֔וּל (šak·kūl)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7909: 1) childless (through bereavement) 2) bereaved, robbed of offspring

I will attack them,
אֶפְגְּשֵׁם֙ (’ep̄·gə·šêm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6298: 1) to meet, join, encounter 1a) (Qal) to meet, encounter 1b) (Niphal) to meet together, meet each other 1c) (Piel) to meet, encounter

and I will tear
וְאֶקְרַ֖ע (wə·’eq·ra‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7167: 1) to tear, tear in pieces 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to tear, rend 1a2) to tear away or out 1a3) to tear, rend asunder 1a3a) to make wide or large (of eyes) 1a3b) to rend open (of heavens) 1a4) to tear, rend (of wild beasts) 1b) (Niphal) to be rent, be split asunder

open their chests
סְג֣וֹר (sə·ḡō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5458: 1) enclosure, encasement, fine gold

לִבָּ֑ם (lib·bām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3820: 1) inner man, mind, will, heart, understanding 1a) inner part, midst 1a1) midst (of things) 1a2) heart (of man) 1a3) soul, heart (of man) 1a4) mind, knowledge, thinking, reflection, memory 1a5) inclination, resolution, determination (of will) 1a6) conscience 1a7) heart (of moral character) 1a8) as seat of appetites 1a9) as seat of emotions and passions 1a10) as seat of courage

There
שָׁם֙ (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: 1) there, thither 1a) there 1b) thither (after verbs of motion) 1c) from there, thence 1d) then (as an adverb of time)

I will devour them
וְאֹכְלֵ֥ם (wə·’ō·ḵə·lêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - first person common singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 398: 1) to eat, devour, burn up, feed 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to eat (human subject) 1a2) to eat, devour (of beasts and birds) 1a3) to devour, consume (of fire) 1a4) to devour, slay (of sword) 1a5) to devour, consume, destroy (inanimate subjects - ie, pestilence, drought) 1a6) to devour (of oppression) 1b) (Niphal) 1b1) to be eaten (by men) 1b2) to be devoured, consumed (of fire) 1b3) to be wasted, destroyed (of flesh) 1c) (Pual) 1c1) to cause to eat, feed with 1c2) to cause to devour 1d) (Hiphil) 1d1) to feed 1d2) to cause to eat 1e) (Piel) 1e1) consume

like a lion,
כְּלָבִ֔יא (kə·lā·ḇî)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3833: n m 1) lion n f 2) lioness

like a wild
הַשָּׂדֶ֖ה (haś·śā·ḏeh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7704: 1) field, land 1a) cultivated field 1b) of home of wild beasts 1c) plain (opposed to mountain) 1d) land (opposed to sea)

beast
חַיַּ֥ת (ḥay·yaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2416: adj 1) living, alive 1a) green (of vegetation) 1b) flowing, fresh (of water) 1c) lively, active (of man) 1d) reviving (of the springtime) n m 2) relatives 3) life (abstract emphatic) 3a) life 3b) sustenance, maintenance n f 4) living thing, animal 4a) animal 4b) life 4c) appetite 4d) revival, renewal 5) community

would tear them apart.
תְּבַקְּעֵֽם׃ (tə·ḇaq·qə·‘êm)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person feminine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1234: 1) to split, cleave, break open, divide, break through, rip up, break up, tear 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to cleave, cleave open 1a2) to break through, break into 1b) (Niphal) 1b1) to be cleft, be rent open, be split open 1b2) to be broken into 1c) (Piel) 1c1) to cleave, cut to pieces, rend open 1c2) to break through, break down 1d) (Pual) 1d1) to be ripped open, be torn open 1d2) to be rent 1d3) to be broken into 1e) (Hiphil) 1e1) to break into 1e2) to break through 1f) (Hophal) to be broken into 1g) (Hithpael) to burst (themselves) open, cleave asunder

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will attack them like a bear robbed of her cubs and tear open the rib cage over their hearts. I will devour them there like a lioness, like a wild beast that would rip them open.

New American Standard Bible
I will encounter them like a bear robbed of her cubs, And I will tear open their chests; There I will also devour them like a lioness, [As] a wild beast would tear them.

King James Bible
I will meet them as a bear [that is] bereaved [of her whelps], and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Like a bear robbed of her cubs, I will attack them and rip them open; like a lion I will devour them-- a wild animal will tear them apart.

New Living Translation
Like a bear whose cubs have been taken away, I will tear out your heart. I will devour you like a hungry lioness and mangle you like a wild animal.

English Standard Version
I will fall upon them like a bear robbed of her cubs; I will tear open their breast, and there I will devour them like a lion, as a wild beast would rip them open.

New American Standard Bible
I will encounter them like a bear robbed of her cubs, And I will tear open their chests; There I will also devour them like a lioness, As a wild beast would tear them.

King James Bible
I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will attack them like a bear robbed of her cubs and tear open the rib cage over their hearts. I will devour them there like a lioness, like a wild beast that would rip them open.

International Standard Version
I will confront them like a bear deprived of her cubs; I will tear open their ribs. I will devour them like a lion— the wild beasts will rip them apart.

NET Bible
I will attack them like a bear robbed of her cubs--I will rip open their chests. I will devour them there like a lion--like a wild animal would tear them apart.

American Standard Version
I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart; and there will I devour them like a lioness; the wild beast shall tear them.

English Revised Version
I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart: and there will I devour them like a lion; the wild beast shall tear them.

Young's Literal Translation
I do meet them as a bereaved bear, And I rend the enclosure of their heart.






Cross References
2 Samuel 17:8
For, said Hushai, thou knowest thy father and his men, that they be mighty men, and they be chafed in their minds, as a bear robbed of her whelps in the field: and thy father is a man of war, and will not lodge with the people.

Psalm 50:22
Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

Proverbs 17:12
Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.

Jeremiah 25:38
He hath forsaken his covert, as the lion: for their land is desolate because of the fierceness of the oppressor, and because of his fierce anger.

Hosea 2:12
And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees, whereof she hath said, These are my rewards that my lovers have given me: and I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall eat them.

Hosea 5:14
For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him.

Hosea 1:1
The word of the LORD that came unto Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.

Hosea 13:7
Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them:

Hosea 13:6
According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me.

Hosea 13:5
I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought.

Hosea 13:9
O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help.
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