Hosea 7:7

7 All of them are hot as an oven; they devour their rulers. All their kings fall, and none of them calls on me.

Read Hosea 7:7 Using Other Translations

They are all hot as an oven, and have devoured their judges; all their kings are fallen: there is none among them that calleth unto me.
All of them are hot as an oven, and they devour their rulers. All their kings have fallen, and none of them calls upon me.
Burning like an oven, they consume their leaders. They kill their kings one after another, and no one cries to me for help.

What does Hosea 7:7 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Hosea 7:7

They are all hot as an oven
Eager upon their idolatry, or burning in their unclean desires after other men's wives; or rather raging and furious, hot with anger and wrath against their rulers and governors, breathing out slaughter and death unto them: and have devoured their judges;
that stood in the way of their lusts, reproved them for them, and restrained them from them; or were on the side of the king they conspired against, and were determined to depose and slay: all their kings have fallen;
either into sin, the sin of idolatry particularly, as all from Jeroboam the first did, down to Hoshea the last; or they fell into calamities, or by the sword of one another, as did most of them; so Zachariah by Shallum, Shallum by Menahem, Pekahiah by Pekah, and Pekah by Hoshea; see ( 2 Kings 15:1-38 ) . So the Targum,

``all their kings are slain:''
[there is] none among them that calleth unto me;
either among the kings, when their lives were in danger from conspirators; or none among the people, when their land was in distress, either by civil wars among themselves, or by a foreign enemy; such was their stupidity, and to such a height was irreligion come to among them!
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