Hosea 14:5
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English Standard Version
I will be like the dew to Israel; he shall blossom like the lily; he shall take root like the trees of Lebanon;

King James Bible
I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

American Standard Version
I will be as the dew unto Israel; he shall blossom as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will be as the dew, Israel shall spring as the lily, and his root shall shoot forth as that of Libanus.

English Revised Version
I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall blossom as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

Webster's Bible Translation
I will be as the dew to Israel: he shall grow as the lily and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"And so wilt thou stumble by day, and the prophet with thee will also stumble by night, and I will destroy thy mother." Kshal is not used here with reference to the sin, as Simson supposes, but for the punishment, and signifies to fall, in the sense of to perish, as in Hosea 14:2; Isaiah 31:3, etc. היּום is not to-day, or in the day when the punishment shall fall, but "by day," interdiu, on account of the antithesis לילה, as in Nehemiah 4:16. נביא, used without an article in the most indefinite generality, refers to false prophets - not of Baal, however, but of Jehovah as worshipped under the image of a calf - who practised prophesying as a trade, and judging from 1 Kings 22:6, were very numerous in the kingdom of Israel. The declaration that the people should fall by day and the prophets by night, does not warrant our interpreting the day and night allegorically, the former as the time when the way of right is visible, and the latter as the time when the way is hidden or obscured; but according to the parallelism of the clauses, it is to be understood as signifying that the people and the prophets would fall at all times, by night and by day. "There would be no time free from the slaughter, either of individuals in the nation at large, or of false prophets" (Rosenmller). In the second half of the verse, the destruction of the whole nation and kingdom is announced ('ēm is the whole nation, as in Hosea 2:2; Hebrews 4:1).

Hosea 14:5 Parallel Commentaries

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as the dew.

Deuteronomy 32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain on the tender herb...

2 Samuel 23:4 And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun rises, even a morning without clouds...

Job 29:19 My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night on my branch.

Psalm 72:6 He shall come down like rain on the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

Proverbs 19:12 The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favor is as dew on the grass.

Isaiah 18:4 For so the LORD said to me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat on herbs...

Isaiah 26:19 Your dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, you that dwell in dust...

Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water on him that is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground: I will pour my spirit on your seed...

Micah 5:7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the middle of many people as a dew from the LORD, as the showers on the grass...

he shall.

Songs 2:1,2,16 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys...

Songs 4:5 Your two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies.

Matthew 6:28 And why take you thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

Luke 12:27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say to you...

grow. or, blossom. cast. Heb. strike.

2 Kings 19:30 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.

Psalm 72:16 There shall be an handful of corn in the earth on the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon...

Isaiah 27:6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.

Isaiah 35:2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given to it...

Ezekiel 17:22-24 Thus said the Lord GOD; I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and will set it...

Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

Cross References
Matthew 6:28
And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,

Job 29:19
my roots spread out to the waters, with the dew all night on my branches,

Psalm 80:9
You cleared the ground for it; it took deep root and filled the land.

Psalm 92:12
The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Psalm 133:3
It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the LORD has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.

Proverbs 19:12
A king's wrath is like the growling of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.

Song of Solomon 2:1
I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.

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