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Hosea 10:5 NLT

5 The people of Samaria tremble in fear for their calf idol at Beth-aven, and they mourn for it. Though its priests rejoice over it, its glory will be stripped away.

References for Hosea 10:5

    • 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.

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      • 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.