Hosea 10:9 NLT

9 The LORD says, “O Israel, ever since Gibeah, there has been only sin and more sin! You have made no progress whatsoever. Was it not right that the wicked men of Gibeah were attacked?

Study tools for Hosea 10:9

  • 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.