Hosea 8:10
New International Version
Although they have sold themselves among the nations, I will now gather them together. They will begin to waste away under the oppression of the mighty king.

New Living Translation
But though they have sold themselves to many allies, I will now gather them together for judgment. Then they will writhe under the burden of the great king.

English Standard Version
Though they hire allies among the nations, I will soon gather them up. And the king and princes shall soon writhe because of the tribute.

Berean Study Bible
Though they hire allies among the nations, I will now round them up, and they will begin to diminish under the oppression of the king of princes.

King James Bible
Yea, though they have hired among the nations, now will I gather them, and they shall sorrow a little for the burden of the king of princes.

New King James Version
Yes, though they have hired among the nations, Now I will gather them; And they shall sorrow a little, Because of the burden of the king of princes.

New American Standard Bible
Even though they pay for allies among the nations, I will gather them up now; And they will begin to diminish Because of the burden of the king of officials.

NASB 1995
Even though they hire allies among the nations, Now I will gather them up; And they will begin to diminish Because of the burden of the king of princes.

NASB 1977
Even though they hire allies among the nations, Now I will gather them up; And they will begin to diminish Because of the burden of the king of princes.

Amplified Bible
Yes, even though [with presents] they hire allies among the nations, Now I will gather them up; And [in a little while] they will begin to grow weak and diminish Because of the burden imposed by the king of princes [the king of Assyria].

Christian Standard Bible
Even though they hire lovers among the nations, I will now round them up, and they will begin to decrease in number under the burden of the king and leaders.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even though they hire lovers among the nations, I will now round them up, and they will begin to decrease in number under the burden of the king and leaders.

American Standard Version
Yea, though they hire among the nations, now will I gather them; and they begin to be diminished by reason of the burden of the king of princes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Even if they are handed over among the Gentiles, I shall gather them and they shall rest a little from the burden of the Kings and of the Rulers

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Therefore shall they be delivered to the nations: now I will receive them, and they shall cease a little to anoint a king and princes.

Contemporary English Version
You can bargain with nations, but I'll catch you anyway. Soon you will suffer abuse by kings and rulers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But even though they shall have hired the nations, now will I gather them together: and they shall rest a while from the burden of the king, and the princes.

English Revised Version
Yea, though they hire among the nations, now will I gather them; and they begin to be minished by reason of the burden of the king of princes.

Good News Translation
But now I am going to gather them together and punish them. Soon they will writhe in pain when the emperor of Assyria oppresses them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even though they sold themselves among the nations, I will gather them now. They will suffer for a while under the burdens of kings and princes.

International Standard Version
Even though they sold themselves to the nations, I will gather them. They will mourn for a while for the burden they were to the king and princes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, though they hire among the nations, Now will I gather them up; And they begin to be minished By reason of the burden of king and princes.

Literal Standard Version
Also though they hire among nations, Now I gather them, and they are pained a little, From the burden of a king of princes.

NET Bible
Even though they have hired lovers among the nations, I will soon gather them together for judgment. Then they will begin to waste away under the oppression of a mighty king.

New Heart English Bible
But although they sold themselves among the nations, I will now gather them; and they begin to waste away because of the oppression of the king of mighty ones.

World English Bible
But although they sold themselves among the nations, I will now gather them; and they begin to waste away because of the oppression of the king of mighty ones.

Young's Literal Translation
Also though they hire among nations, Now I gather them, and they are pained a little, From the burden of a king of princes.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Israel will Reap the Whirlwind
9For they have gone up to Assyria like a wild donkey on its own. Ephraim has hired lovers. 10Though they hire allies among the nations, I will now round them up, and they will begin to diminish under the oppression of the king of princes. 11Though Ephraim multiplied the altars for sin, they became his altars for sinning.…

Cross References
Isaiah 10:8
"Are not all my commanders kings?" he says.

Jeremiah 42:2
Jeremiah the prophet and said, "May our petition come before you; pray to the LORD your God on behalf of this entire remnant. For few of us remain of the many, as you can see with your own eyes.

Ezekiel 16:33
Men give gifts to all their prostitutes, but you gave gifts to all your lovers. You bribed them to come to you from everywhere for your illicit favors.

Ezekiel 16:37
therefore I will surely gather all the lovers with whom you found pleasure, all those you loved and all those you hated. I will gather them against you from all around and expose you before them, and they will see you completely naked.

Ezekiel 22:20
Just as one gathers silver, copper, iron, lead, and tin into the furnace to melt with a fiery blast, so I will gather you in My anger and wrath, leave you there, and melt you.

Ezekiel 23:5
Oholah prostituted herself while she was still Mine. She lusted after her lovers, the Assyrians--warriors


Treasury of Scripture

Yes, though they have hired among the nations, now will I gather them, and they shall sorrow a little for the burden of the king of princes.

now.

Hosea 10:10
It is in my desire that I should chastise them; and the people shall be gathered against them, when they shall bind themselves in their two furrows.

Ezekiel 16:37
Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness.

Ezekiel 23:9,10,22-26,46,47
Wherefore I have delivered her into the hand of her lovers, into the hand of the Assyrians, upon whom she doted…

sorrow a little.

Haggai 2:6
For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;

for.

2 Kings 14:26
For the LORD saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.

2 Kings 15:19,20
And Pul the king of Assyria came against the land: and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver, that his hand might be with him to confirm the kingdom in his hand…

2 Kings 17:3
Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria; and Hoshea became his servant, and gave him presents.

the king.

Isaiah 10:8
For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings?

Isaiah 36:13
Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and said, Hear ye the words of the great king, the king of Assyria.

Ezekiel 26:7
For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring upon Tyrus Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, a king of kings, from the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and companies, and much people.









(10) There is much difference of opinion as to the interpretation of this verse. Much depends on the reference of the word "them." We prefer to regard it as referring to Ephraim rather than to the nations (i.e., Assyria and Egypt). Render, I will gather them (Israel) together, so that in a short time they may delay (this translation approved by Ewald, Wnsche, and Simson) to render the tribute burden due to the king of princes (i.e., the Assyrian monarch). "Gather them together," i.e., in restraint, so that they cannot roam so wildly, seeking help (Ewald). This accords with Hosea 2:8-9; Hosea 3:4. Such non-payment of tribute actually occurred a few years later (2Kings 17:4). Others render it: I will gather these nations (of the East) round about her to look scornfully on her ruin, and they shall sorrow a little (used ironically) at the imposition of the king of the princes.

Verse 10. - Yea, though they have hired among the nations, now will I gather them. Instead of "have hired," "sue" would make the sense more obvious. But who are they of whom it is here said, "I will gather them"?

(1) The nations, among whom Ephraim has been suing for endearments from paramours, shall be gathered together to effect the hurt or ruin of Ephraim; while for this explanation Ezekiel 16:37, is cited as parallel: "Behold, therefore, I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness." But

(2) others maintain that the persons gathered are the Ephraimites whom the Lord will gather, that is to say,

(a) will bring them all together among the nations, leading them thither; and to this exposition Hosea 9:6 is thought to furnish a parallel, at least as far as the meaning of the verb "to gather" is concerned: "Egypt shall gather them up, Memphis shall bury them." . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Though
גַּ֛ם (gam)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

they hire allies
יִתְנ֥וּ (yiṯ·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 8566: To present, bargain with

among the nations,
בַגּוֹיִ֖ם (ḇag·gō·w·yim)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

I will now
עַתָּ֣ה (‘at·tāh)
Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

round them up,
אֲקַבְּצֵ֑ם (’ă·qab·bə·ṣêm)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6908: To gather, collect

and they will begin
וַיָּחֵ֣לּוּ (way·yā·ḥêl·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2490: To bore, to wound, to dissolve, to profane, to break, to begin, to play

to diminish
מְּעָ֔ט (mə·‘āṭ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 4592: A little, fewness, a few

under the oppression
מִמַּשָּׂ֖א (mim·maś·śā)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4853: A burden, tribute, porterage, an utterance, chiefly a, doom, singing, mental, desire

of the king
מֶ֥לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

of princes.
שָׂרִֽים׃ (śā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince


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