New Living Translation
The hearts of the people are fickle; they are guilty and must be punished. The LORD will break down their altars and smash their sacred pillars.
King James Bible
Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images.
Darby Bible Translation
Their heart is divided; now shall they be found guilty: he will break down their altars, he will destroy their statues.
World English Bible
Their heart is divided. Now they will be found guilty. He will demolish their altars. He will destroy their sacred stones.
Young's Literal Translation
Their heart hath been divided, now they are guilty, He doth break down their altars, He doth destroy their standing-pillars.
Hosea 10:2 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:2 Is divided - From God and his worship. Faulty - As this was their sin, so the effects hereof should manifestly prove them faulty. He - God.
LibraryThe Assyrian Captivity
The closing years of the ill-fated kingdom of Israel were marked with violence and bloodshed such as had never been witnessed even in the worst periods of strife and unrest under the house of Ahab. For two centuries and more the rulers of the ten tribes had been sowing the wind; now they were reaping the whirlwind. King after king was assassinated to make way for others ambitious to rule. "They have set up kings," the Lord declared of these godless usurpers, "but not by Me: they have made princes, …
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1 Kings 18:21
Then Elijah stood in front of them and said, "How much longer will you waver, hobbling between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him! But if Baal is God, then follow him!" But the people were completely silent.
This shows that Israel will go a long time without a king or prince, and without sacrifices, sacred pillars, priests, or even idols!
And the pagan shrines of Aven, the place of Israel's sin, will crumble. Thorns and thistles will grow up around their altars. They will beg the mountains, "Bury us!" and plead with the hills, "Fall on us!"
But the people of Gilead are worthless because of their idol worship. And in Gilgal, too, they sacrifice bulls; their altars are lined up like the heaps of stone along the edges of a plowed field.
The people of Samaria must bear the consequences of their guilt because they rebelled against their God. They will be killed by an invading army, their little ones dashed to death against the ground, their pregnant women ripped open by swords."
I will destroy all your idols and sacred pillars, so you will never again worship the work of your own hands.
For they go up to their roofs and bow down to the sun, moon, and stars. They claim to follow the LORD, but then they worship Molech, too.
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