Hosea 12:13

13 The LORD used a prophet to bring Israel up from Egypt, by a prophet he cared for him.

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And by a prophet the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved.
By a prophet the LORD brought Israel up from Egypt, and by a prophet he was guarded.
Then by a prophet the LORD brought Jacob’s descendants out of Egypt; and by that prophet they were protected.

What does Hosea 12:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Hosea 12:13

And by a prophet the Lord brought Israel out of Egypt
Or, "by the prophet"; the famous and most excellent prophet Moses, who, by way of eminency, is so called; him the Lord sent, and employed, and made use of him as an instrument to bring his people out of their bondage in Egypt; in which he was a type of Christ the great Prophet of the church, raised up like unto him, and the Redeemer of his people from sin, Satan, and the world, law, hell, and death, and all enemies: and by a prophet he was preserved;
by the same prophet Moses was Israel preserved at the Red sea, and in the wilderness; where they were kept as a flock of sheep from their powerful enemies, and brought to the borders of Canaan's land. Some understand this last clause of Joshua, by whom the Israelites were safely conducted through Jordan into the land of Canaan, and settled there; and particularly were brought by him to Gilgal, where the covenant of circumcision was renewed, and the first passover in the land kept, but now a place of idolatry, as before mentioned; and which sin was aggravated by this circumstance: but the design of this observation seems to be to put the Israelites in remembrance of their low estate in Egypt, and of the goodness of God to them in delivering them from thence, which they had sadly requited by their degeneracy and apostasy from him; and to him unto them how much they ought to have valued the prophets of the Lord, though they had despised them, since they had received such benefits and blessings by the means of a prophet.

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