New International Version
I have seen a horrible thing in Israel: There Ephraim is given to prostitution, Israel is defiled.
King James Bible
I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled.
Darby Bible Translation
In the house of Israel have I seen a horrible thing: the whoredom of Ephraim is there; Israel is defiled.
World English Bible
In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing. There is prostitution in Ephraim. Israel is defiled.
Young's Literal Translation
In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing, There is the whoredom of Ephraim -- defiled is Israel.
Hosea 6:10 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I have seen a horrible thing - That is, the idolatry that prevailed in Israel to such a degree that the whole land was defiled.
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Three things I must do this morning; first, I must deal a blow, at the old Tempter, who has got the first hand at you; secondly, I will come to reason comfortably with you; and then, thirdly, I must lovingly persuade you, saying--"Come, let us return unto the Lord." I. First then, I must DEAL A BLOW AT THE OLD TEMPTER, WHO HAS GOT BEFORE ME AND HAS BEGUN TO DECEIVE YOU. I cannot tell what is the precise temptation that Satan has been using with you, but I think it is very likely to be one of four. …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 7: 1861
The Assyrian Captivity
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"A horrible and shocking thing has happened in the land:
The prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way. But what will you do in the end?
Therefore this is what the LORD says: "Inquire among the nations: Who has ever heard anything like this? A most horrible thing has been done by Virgin Israel.
And among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen something horrible: They commit adultery and live a lie. They strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that not one of them turns from their wickedness. They are all like Sodom to me; the people of Jerusalem are like Gomorrah."
She gave herself as a prostitute to all the elite of the Assyrians and defiled herself with all the idols of everyone she lusted after.
I know all about Ephraim; Israel is not hidden from me. Ephraim, you have now turned to prostitution; Israel is corrupt.
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