New Living Translation
They have betrayed the honor of the LORD, bearing children that are not his. Now their false religion will devour them along with their wealth.
King James Bible
They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions.
Darby Bible Translation
They have dealt treacherously against Jehovah; for they havebegotten strange children: now shall the new moon devour them, with their allotted possessions.
World English Bible
They are unfaithful to Yahweh; for they have borne illegitimate children. Now the new moon will devour them with their fields.
Young's Literal Translation
Against Jehovah they dealt treacherously, For strange sons they have begotten, Now consume them doth a month with their portions.
Hosea 5:7 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:7 Have begotten - They have trained up their children in the same idolatry. A month - Possibly it may refer to Shallum's short time of usurpation, which lasted but a month; the Assyrians shall make a speedy conquest over you. With their portions - With all their substance.
LibraryRipe for Gathering
'Thus hath the Lord God shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit. 2. And He said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the Lord unto me, The end is come upon My people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more. 3. And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord God: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence. 4. Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Meditations for the Sick.
Of Civil Government.
That the Employing Of, and Associating with the Malignant Party, According as is Contained in the Public Resolutions, is Sinful and Unlawful.
I hate your new moon celebrations and your annual festivals. They are a burden to me. I cannot stand them!
"Yes, I will tell you of things that are entirely new, things you never heard of before. For I know so well what traitors you are. You have been rebels from birth.
But you have been unfaithful to me, you people of Israel! You have been like a faithless wife who leaves her husband. I, the LORD, have spoken."
And I will not love her children, for they were conceived in prostitution.
I will put an end to her annual festivals, her new moon celebrations, and her Sabbath days--all her appointed festivals.
But like Adam, you broke my covenant and betrayed my trust.
I got rid of their three evil shepherds in a single month. But I became impatient with these sheep, and they hated me, too.
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