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Hosea 9:17

17 My God will reject them because they have not obeyed him; they will be wanderers among the nations.

Read Hosea 9:17 Using Other Translations

My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations.
My God will reject them because they have not listened to him; they shall be wanderers among the nations.
My God will reject the people of Israel because they will not listen or obey. They will be wanderers, homeless among the nations.

What does Hosea 9:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Hosea 9:17

My God will cast them away
With loathsomeness and contempt, having sinned against him, and done such abominable things; cast them out of their own land, as men not fit to live in it; cast them out of his sight, as not able to endure them; cast them away, as unprofitable and good for nothing; reject them from being his people; no more own them in the relation they had stood in to him; nor show them any more favour, at least until the conversion of them in the times of the Messiah. These are the words of the prophet, who calls the Lord his God, whom he worshipped, by whom he was sent, and in whose name he prophesied; and this in opposition to, and distinction from Israel, who worshipped other gods, and who had cast off the true God, and were now, or would be, cast away by him, and so no longer their God: because they did not hearken unto him;
to his word, as the Targum; to him speaking by his prophets; to the instructions, admonitions, threatenings, and predictions delivered to them from him; they did not obey his law, regard his will, or attend his worship; which was the cause of the rejection of them, and a just one: and they shall be wanderers among the nations;
being dispersed by the Assyrians in the several nations of the world, where they were fugitives and vagabonds; as their posterity are to this day.

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