Hosea 9:5

5 What will you do on the day of your appointed festivals, on the feast days of the LORD?

Hosea 9:5 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
5 What will ye do in the solemn day, and in the day of the feast of the LORD?
English Standard Version (ESV)
5 What will you do on the day of the appointed festival, and on the day of the feast of the LORD?
New Living Translation (NLT)
5 What then will you do on festival days? How will you observe the LORD ’s festivals?
The Message Bible (MSG)
5 Will you be homesick for the old Holy Days? Will you miss festival worship of God?
American Standard Version (ASV)
5 What will ye do in the day of solemn assembly, and in the day of the feast of Jehovah?
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
5 What will they do on the day of an appointed festival or on the LORD's festival days?
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
5 What will you do on a festival day, on the day of the Lord's feast?
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
5 What will you do when your appointed feasts come? What will you do on the LORD's special days?

Hosea 9:5 Meaning and Commentary

Hosea 9:5

What will ye do in the solemn day, and in the day of the feast
of the Lord?
] Since their sacrifices now were so disagreeable and displeasing to the Lord, and so unavailable to themselves, what would they do when in captivity, "in the solemn day", the seventh day of the week, appointed by the Lord for rest and religious worship; and in the first day of the month, which also was to be solemnly observed, by offering sacrifice and on feast days of the Lord's instituting, as the feasts of the passover, pentecost; and tabernacles? seeing those that carried and held them captive would not allow them time for such solemnities; nor would they be furnished with proper sacrifices; nor could they be accommodated with a proper place to offer them at; nor be able, in a strange land, and under hardships and miseries, to express that joy that is suitable to such occasions: thus should they learn, by sad experience, the want of those means and opportunities of serving the Lord, which in their own land they rejected and despised. Jarchi and Kimchi interpret this of the destruction of Israel, and of punishment inflicted on them at the time appointed by the Lord; and which would be a solemn time, a feast with the Lord, to which he should invite their enemies, and they should spill their blood as the blood of sacrifices; and when he would display the glory of his justice, truth, and faithfulness, before all the world. And it is asked, what will you do then? whither will you flee for help? or what sacrifice can you offer up to the Lord to atone for sin, or appease his wrath? will you be able to rejoice then? no, your joy will be turned into mourning; see ( Isaiah 10:3 ) ( 34:6 ) .

Hosea 9:5 In-Context

3 They will not remain in the LORD’s land; Ephraim will return to Egypt and eat unclean food in Assyria.
4 They will not pour out wine offerings to the LORD, nor will their sacrifices please him. Such sacrifices will be to them like the bread of mourners; all who eat them will be unclean. This food will be for themselves; it will not come into the temple of the LORD.
5 What will you do on the day of your appointed festivals, on the feast days of the LORD?
6 Even if they escape from destruction, Egypt will gather them, and Memphis will bury them. Their treasures of silver will be taken over by briers, and thorns will overrun their tents.
7 The days of punishment are coming, the days of reckoning are at hand. Let Israel know this. Because your sins are so many and your hostility so great, the prophet is considered a fool, the inspired person a maniac.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Isaiah 10:3; Jeremiah 5:31
  • 2. S Hosea 2:11
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