Bible: Hos 10:9-11

Failure to Learn from the Sin and Judgment of Gibeah

10:9 O Israel, you have sinned since the time 1  of Gibeah,

and there you have remained.

Did not war overtake the evildoers in Gibeah?

10:10 When I please, 2  I will discipline them; 3 

I will gather nations together to attack them, 4 

to bind them in chains 5  for their two sins. 6 

Fertility Imagery: Plowing, Sowing, and Reaping

10:11 Ephraim was a well-trained heifer who loved to thresh grain;

I myself put a fine yoke 7 on her neck.

I will harness Ephraim.

Let Judah plow! 8 

Let Jacob break up 9  the unplowed ground for himself!

NET Bible Study Environment