Hosea 13:12

12 The guilt of Ephraim is stored up, his sins are kept on record.

Hosea 13:12 in Other Translations

12 The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is hid.
12 The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is kept in store.
12 “Ephraim’s guilt has been collected, and his sin has been stored up for punishment.
12 I have a detailed record of your infidelities - Ephraim's sin documented and stored in a safe-deposit box.
12 Ephraim's guilt is preserved; his sin is stored up.

Hosea 13:12 Meaning and Commentary

Hosea 13:12

The iniquity of Ephraim [is] bound up; his sin [is] hid.
] Which Kimchi restrains to the sin of the calves, and worshipping them; and others to the request of a king, the context speaks of: but it seems best to understand it in a more general sense of these, with all other sins, which were bound up, and not loosed, or were not remitted and forgiven, they being impenitent, and persisting in their sins; and which were bound up as in a bag or purse, in order to be opened and brought forth in proper time in open court, and be took cognizance of in a judiciary way; with which agrees an expression in ( Job 14:17 ) ; or which were laid up among the treasures of divine omniscience, in the mind of God, and not forgotten by him, as they might be thought to be, and would in due time be brought to light, and vengeance took on them. So the Targum,

``the sins of the house of Ephraim are treasured up; they are reserved to punish all their offences;''
see ( Deuteronomy 32:34 ) .

Hosea 13:12 In-Context

10 Where is your king, that he may save you? Where are your rulers in all your towns, of whom you said, ‘Give me a king and princes’?
11 So in my anger I gave you a king, and in my wrath I took him away.
12 The guilt of Ephraim is stored up, his sins are kept on record.
13 Pains as of a woman in childbirth come to him, but he is a child without wisdom; when the time arrives, he doesn’t have the sense to come out of the womb.
14 “I will deliver this people from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. Where, O death, are your plagues? Where, O grave, is your destruction? “I will have no compassion,

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 32:34
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