Hosea 7:8
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English Standard Version
Ephraim mixes himself with the peoples; Ephraim is a cake not turned.

King James Bible
Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned.

American Standard Version
Ephraim, he mixeth himself among the peoples; Ephraim is a cake not turned.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Ephraim himself is mixed among the nations: Ephraim is become as bread baked under the ashes, that is not turned.

English Revised Version
Ephraim, he mixeth himself among the peoples; Ephraim is a cake not turned.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned.

Hosea 7:8 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The first verse of the eleventh chapter belongs to Daniel 10:21; the ואני (also I) is emphatically placed over against the mention of Michael, whereby the connection of this verse with Daniel 10:21 is placed beyond a doubt, and at the same time the reference of לו (Daniel 11:1) to מיכאל (Daniel 10:21b) is decided. Hengstenberg indeed thinks (Christol. iii. 2, p. 53) that the reference of the לו to Michael is "against all that is already spoken in relation to Michael, and particularly against that which immediately goes before," under a reference to Hitzig. But Hitzig only says that in Daniel 10:21 Michael is of one lineage with the speaker; but, on the contrary, the expressions למחזיק (to confirm) and למעוז (to strengthen) are so strong, that in לו we must think on one inferior, a man. Moreover, Hitzig can think of nothing done by Michael under Darius, since the transference of the kingdom to the Medes changed nothing in the fortune of the Jews. This was first effected by Cyrus. But Hengstenberg himself does not recognise this last reason, but remarks that Daniel 11:1 relates to the transference of the sovereignty from the Chaldeans to the Persians, whereby a way was opened for the return of Israel, and rightly, with Hv., thus determines the meaning of the verse in general: "As at that time the Lord made the change of the monarchy a cause of blessing to the covenant people, so in all the troubles that may arise to them in the heathen monarchies He will show Himself to be the same true and gracious God." The other reason, namely, that the strong expressions, "to confirm and strengthen," necessitate us to think of one inferior as referred to in לו, affects only the view already refuted above, that the speaker is either Gabriel or another inferior angel. If, on the contrary, the speaker is one person with him who is clothed in linen, i.e., with the Angel of the Lord, who is like unto God, then this person can also say of himself that he was a help and protection to the angel-prince Michael, because he stands higher than Michael; and the reference of the לו to Michael, which the "also I" in contrast to "Michael your prince" demands, corresponds wholly with that which is said of Michael. Besides, the reference of לו to Darius (Hv., Hengstb.) is excluded by this, that the name of Darius the Mede is not at all the object of the statements of the verse to which לו could refer, but occurs only in a subordinate or secondary determination of time. The thought of the verse is accordingly the following: "In the first year of Darius the Mede, Michael effected this, that Babylon, which was hostile to the people of God, was overthrown by the power of Medo-Persia, in doing which the Angel of the Lord rendered to him powerful help." To this follows in order in Daniel 11:2 the announcement of the future, which is introduced by the formula 'וגו ועתּה resumed from Daniel 10:21.

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he hath.

Hosea 5:7,13 They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children...

Hosea 9:3 They shall not dwell in the LORD's land; but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria.

Ezra 9:1,12 Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites...

Nehemiah 13:23-25 In those days also saw I Jews that had married wives of Ashdod, of Ammon, and of Moab...

Psalm 106:35 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.

Ezekiel 23:4-11 And the names of them were Aholah the elder, and Aholibah her sister: and they were mine, and they bore sons and daughters...

Malachi 2:11 Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem...

a cake.

Hosea 8:2-4 Israel shall cry to me, My God, we know you...

1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came to all the people, and said, How long halt you between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal...

Zephaniah 1:5 And them that worship the host of heaven on the housetops; and them that worship and that swear by the LORD, and that swear by Malcham;

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one...

Revelation 3:15,16 I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot: I would you were cold or hot...

Cross References
Psalm 106:35
but they mixed with the nations and learned to do as they did.

Hosea 7:9
Strangers devour his strength, and he knows it not; gray hairs are sprinkled upon him, and he knows it not.

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