PODCAST: The Scripture & The Sense Podcast #352: Hosea 14:7 (with Daniel Whyte III)

This is Daniel Whyte III with The Scripture & The Sense Podcast #352, 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 14:7.

7 They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.

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That was Hosea 14:7. Now here is the sense of it.

The Bible Knowledge Commentary reads:

his verse is better translated: “Those who live in His shadow will again raise grain, and they will blossom like the vine. His renown will be like the wine of Lebanon”. His shade (or shadow) could refer to the Lord’s protection. However, as Keil notes, it is more likely that “Israel is itself the tree beneath whose shade the members of the nation flourish with freshness and vigor”. This seems more consistent with the imagery in Hosea 14:5–6, which compares Israel to trees. The picture of Israelites again growing grain points to the return of covenantal blessing. Once again Israel will be “like a” fruitful “vine” which produces the best “wine.”

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