Hosea 13:6

6 When I fed them, they were satisfied; when they were satisfied, they became proud; then they forgot me.

Hosea 13:6 in Other Translations

6 According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me.
6 but when they had grazed, they became full, they were filled, and their heart was lifted up; therefore they forgot me.
6 But when you had eaten and were satisfied, you became proud and forgot me.
6 I took care of you, took care of all your needs, gave you everything you needed. You were spoiled. You thought you didn't need me. You forgot me.
6 When they had pasture, they became satisfied; they were satisfied, and their hearts became proud. Therefore they forgot Me.

Hosea 13:6 Meaning and Commentary

Hosea 13:6

According to their pasture, so were they filled
When they came into the land of Canaan, which was a land flowing with milk and honey, they were like a flock of sheep brought from short commons to a good pasture; and there they tilled themselves to the fail, and indulged to luxury and excess, pampered themselves, and made provision for the flesh to fulfil its lusts, and became carnal and sensual: they were filled, and their hearts were exalted:
they were elated with their plenty, and grew proud and haughty, and attributed their fulness not to the goodness of God, but to their own excellency and merit; and put their trust and confidence in their affluence, and not in the Lord; and thought themselves safe and secure, and out of all danger, and concluded it would never be otherwise with them: therefore have they forgotten me;
the Author of their beings, the Father of their mercies, and God of all their comforts; they forgot to give him praise and glory for their abundance; to place their trust and have their dependence on him, and to serve and worship him; this was the consequence of their luxury and pride. The Targum is,

``therefore they left my worship;''
they waxed fat, and kicked, and lightly esteemed and forsook the God and Rock of their salvation, ( Deuteronomy 32:15 ) .

Hosea 13:6 In-Context

4 “But I have been the LORD your God ever since you came out of Egypt. You shall acknowledge no God but me, no Savior except me.
5 I cared for you in the wilderness, in the land of burning heat.
6 When I fed them, they were satisfied; when they were satisfied, they became proud; then they forgot me.
7 So I will be like a lion to them, like a leopard I will lurk by the path.
8 Like a bear robbed of her cubs, I will attack them and rip them open; like a lion I will devour them— a wild animal will tear them apart.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Ezekiel 28:5
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 32:18; S Isaiah 17:10
  • 3. Deuteronomy 32:12-15; S Proverbs 30:7-9; S Jeremiah 5:7; S Hosea 2:13; S Hosea 4:7
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