Hosea 5:11

11 Ephraim is oppressed, trampled in judgment, intent on pursuing idols.[a]

Hosea 5:11 in Other Translations

11 Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment.
11 Ephraim is oppressed, crushed in judgment, because he was determined to go after filth.
11 The people of Israel will be crushed and broken by my judgment because they are determined to worship idols.
11 "Brutal Ephraim is himself brutalized - a taste of his own medicine! He was so determined to do it his own worthless way.
11 Ephraim is oppressed, crushed in judgment, for he is determined to follow what is worthless.

Hosea 5:11 Meaning and Commentary

Hosea 5:11

Ephraim [is] oppressed, [and] broken in judgment
Here the prophet again returns to the ten tribes, who were oppressed and broken, either by their own judgments, as the Targum; by the tyranny of their kings, and the injustice of their judges, who looked only for the mammon of unrighteousness; or by the judgment of their enemies, the Assyrians, the taxes they laid upon them, the devastations they made among them, and by whom, at last, they were carried captive; or by the judgments of God upon them; for all the enemy did was by his permission, and according to his will: because he willingly walked after the commandment;
not after the commandment of God, but after the commandment of men, as Aben Ezra; or after the commandment of the prophets of Baal, as Jarchi; or after the commandment of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, as Kimchi, by worshipping the calves at Dan and Bethel he set up there.

Hosea 5:11 In-Context

9 Ephraim will be laid waste on the day of reckoning. Among the tribes of Israel I proclaim what is certain.
10 Judah’s leaders are like those who move boundary stones. I will pour out my wrath on them like a flood of water.
11 Ephraim is oppressed, trampled in judgment, intent on pursuing idols.
12 I am like a moth to Ephraim, like rot to the people of Judah.
13 “When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah his sores, then Ephraim turned to Assyria, and sent to the great king for help. But he is not able to cure you, not able to heal your sores.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Hosea 9:16; Micah 6:16

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
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