PODCAST: The Scripture & The Sense Podcast #322: Hosea 10:6-7 (with Daniel Whyte III)

This is Daniel Whyte III with The Scripture & The Sense Podcast #322, where I read the Word of God and give the sense of it based on an authoritative commentary source such as the Bible Knowledge Commentary. This podcast is based upon Nehemiah 8:8 where it says Ezra and the Levites “read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.” The aim of this podcast is that through the simple reading of the Word of God and the giving of the sense of it, the church would be revived and the world would be awakened.

Today we are reading Hosea 10:6-7.

6 It shall be also carried unto Assyria for a present to king Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.

7 As for Samaria, her king is cut off as the foam upon the water.


That was Hosea 10:6-7. Now here is the sense of it.

The Bible Knowledge Commentary reads:

The NIV takes verse 6b as a reference to Israel’s shame over the fate of her gods, called wooden idols. The text is better translated, “Israel will be shamed of its own counsel”, the reference being to the nation’s unwise political policy of courting Assyria’s favor (Isaiah 30:1 the same word is used of a political alliance with Egypt). Israel’s king, as well as her calf-idol, would be removed in the coming invasion. Float away is literally, “be destroyed”. Like a twig floating on the waters the nation would be swept away by the current and brought to ruin.


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