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Hosea 10:12 NLT

12 I said, ‘Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the LORD, that he may come and shower righteousness upon you.’

Study tools for Hosea 10:12

  • a 10:5 - Beth-aven means “house of wickedness”; it is being used as another name for Bethel, which means “house of God.”
  • b 10:5 - Or will be taken away into exile.
  • c 10:8 - Aven is a reference to Beth-aven; see 10:5a and the note there.
  • d 10:11 - Hebrew Ephraim, referring to the northern kingdom of Israel.
  • e 10:11 - Hebrew Jacob. The names “Jacob” and “Israel” are often interchanged throughout the Old Testament, referring sometimes to the individual patriarch and sometimes to the nation.