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Hosea 10:4 NLT

4 They spout empty words and make covenants they don’t intend to keep. So injustice springs up among them like poisonous weeds in a farmer’s field.

Study tools for Hosea 10:4

  • 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.