How can I give you up, O Ephraim? How can I surrender you, O Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim? My heart is turned within Me; My compassion is stirred!
Cross ReferencesJude 1:7
In like manner, Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, who indulged in sexual immorality and pursued strange flesh, are on display as an example of those who sustain the punishment of eternal fire.
Then the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) marched out and arrayed for battle in the Valley of Siddim
All its soil will be a burning waste of brimstone and salt, unsown and unproductive, with no plant growing on it, just like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in His fierce anger.
1 Kings 3:26
Then the woman whose son was alive spoke to the king because she yearned with compassion for her son. "My lord," she said, "give her the living baby. Please do not kill him!" But the other woman said, "He will not be mine or yours. Cut him in two!"
Therefore my heart laments for Moab like a harp, my inmost being for Kir-hareseth.
Look down from heaven and see, from Your holy and glorious habitation. Where are Your zeal and might? Your yearning and compassion for me are restrained.
Therefore, this is what the LORD of Hosts says: "Behold, I will refine and test them, for what else can I do because of the daughter of My people?
But if that nation I warned turns from its evil, then I will relent of the disaster I had planned to inflict.
Is not Ephraim a precious son to Me, a delightful child? Though I often speak against him, surely I still remember him. Therefore My heart yearns for him; I have great compassion for him," declares the LORD.
If you will indeed stay in this land, then I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not uproot you, for I shall relent of the disaster I have brought upon you.
Even if He causes grief, He will show compassion according to His abundant loving devotion.
Then in the nations to which they have been carried captive, your survivors will remember Me--how I have been grieved by their adulterous hearts that turned away from Me, and by their eyes that lusted after idols. So they will loathe themselves for the evil they have done and for all their abominations.
Say to them: 'As surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked should turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?'
What shall I do with you, O Ephraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? For your loyalty is like a morning mist, like the early dew that vanishes.
When I would heal Israel, the iniquity of Ephraim is exposed, with the crimes of Samaria. For they practice deceit and thieves break in; bandits rob in the streets.
So the LORD relented from this plan. "It will not happen," He said.
Therefore Israel will be abandoned until she who is in labor has given birth; then the rest of His brothers will return to the children of Israel.
Chapter Outline1. The ingratitude of Israel unto God for his benefits.
5. His judgment.
8. God's mercy toward them.
12. Israel's falsehood and Judah's fidelity.
Jump to PreviousAdmah Aroused Cast Compassion Compassions Deliver Ephraim Grows Hand Heart Israel Kindled Recoils Surrender Tender Together Treat Turned Warm Within Zeboiim Zeboi'im Zeboim
Jump to NextAdmah Aroused Cast Compassion Compassions Deliver Ephraim Grows Hand Heart Israel Kindled Recoils Surrender Tender Together Treat Turned Warm Within Zeboiim Zeboi'im Zeboim
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
How shall I give.
Luke 19:41, 42
Genesis 19:24, 25
Isaiah 1:9, 10
2 Peter 2:6
2 Samuel 24:16
2 Kings 13:23
Amos 7:3, 6
LinksHosea 11:8 NIV
Hosea 11:8 NLT
Hosea 11:8 ESV
Hosea 11:8 NASB
Hosea 11:8 KJV
Hosea 11:8 Bible Apps
Hosea 11:8 Parallel
Hosea 11:8 Biblia Paralela
Hosea 11:8 Chinese Bible
Hosea 11:8 French Bible
Hosea 11:8 German Bible
Hosea 11:8 Commentaries