New Living Translation
Like a wild donkey looking for a mate, they have gone up to Assyria. The people of Israel have sold themselves--sold themselves to many lovers.
King James Bible
For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath hired lovers.
Darby Bible Translation
For they are gone up to Assyria as a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath hired lovers.
World English Bible
For they have gone up to Assyria, like a wild donkey wandering alone. Ephraim has hired lovers for himself.
Young's Literal Translation
For they -- they have gone up to Asshur, A wild ass alone by himself is Ephraim, They have hired lovers!
Hosea 8:9 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:9 Gone up - Israel is like a wild ass. A wild ass - Stubborn, wild, untamed. Alone - Solitary, where is no path or tract; so they were in their captivity.
Library"For they that are after the Flesh do Mind the Things of the Flesh,",
Rom. viii. 5.--"For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh,", &c. Though sin hath taken up the principal and inmost cabinet of the heart of man--though it hath fixed its imperial throne in the spirit of man, and makes use of all the powers and faculties in the soul to accomplish its accursed desires and fulfil its boundless lusts, yet it is not without good reason expressed in scripture, ordinarily under the name of "flesh," and a "body of death," and men dead in sins, are …
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The Instrumentality of the Wicked Employed by God, While He Continues Free from Every Taint.
A Few Sighs from Hell;
I have placed it in the wilderness; its home is the wasteland.
You are like a wild donkey, sniffing the wind at mating time. Who can restrain her lust? Those who desire her don't need to search, for she goes running to them!
Prostitutes charge for their services--but not you! You give gifts to your lovers, bribing them to come and have sex with you.
So you are the opposite of other prostitutes. You pay your lovers instead of their paying you!
"Then Oholah lusted after other lovers instead of me, and she gave her love to the Assyrian officers.
"When Israel and Judah saw how sick they were, Israel turned to Assyria--to the great king there--but he could neither help nor cure them.
"The people of Israel have become like silly, witless doves, first calling to Egypt, then flying to Assyria for help.
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