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Hosea 10:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Their heart is divided; now shall they be found guilty: he will smite their altars, he will destroy their pillars.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Their heart is faithless; Now they must bear their guilt. The LORD will break down their altars [And] destroy their [sacred] pillars.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Their heart is divided; now shall they be found guilty: he will break down their altars, he will destroy their statues.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Hypocritical is their heart, Now, shall they be held guilty,—He, will break down their altars, he will destroy their statutes.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Their heart hath been divided, now they are guilty, He doth break down their altars, He doth destroy their standing-pillars.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Their heart is divided: now they shall perish: he shall break down their idols, he shall destroy their altars.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Their heart is diuided: now shall they be found faultie: hee shall breake downe their altars: he shall spoile their images.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— They have divided their hearts; now shall they be utterly destroyed: he shall dig down their altars, their pillars shall mourn.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Their heart 3820
{3820} Prime
לֵב
leb
{labe}
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
is divided; 2505
{2505} Prime
חָלַק
chalaq
{khaw-lak'}
A primitive root; to be smooth (figuratively); by implication (as smooth stones were used for lots) to apportion or separate.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
now x6258
(6258) Complement
אַתָּה
`attah
{at-taw'}
From H6256; at this time, whether adverbial, conjugational or expletive.
shall they be found faulty: 816
{0816} Prime
אָשַׁם
'asham
{aw-sham'}
A primitive root; to be guilty; by implication to be punished or perish.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
he x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
shall break down 6202
{6202} Prime
עָרַף
`araph
{aw-raf'}
A primitive root (rather identical with H6201 through the idea of sloping); properly to bend downward; but used only as a denominative from H6203, to break the neck; hence (figuratively) to destroy.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
their altars, 4196
{4196} Prime
מִזְבֵּחַ
mizbeach
{miz-bay'-akh}
From H2076; an altar.
he shall spoil 7703
{7703} Prime
שָׁדַד
shadad
{shaw-dad'}
A primitive root; properly to be burly, that is, (figuratively) powerful (passively impregnable); by implication to ravage.
z8779
<8779> Grammar
Stem - Poel (See H8845)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 29
their images. 4676
{4676} Prime
מַצֵּבָה
matstsebah
{mats-tsay-baw'}
Feminine (causative) participle of H5324; something stationed, that is, a column or (memorial stone); by analogy an idol.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Hosea 10:2

_ _ heart ... divided — (1 Kings 18:21; Matthew 6:24; James 4:8).

_ _ now — that is, soon.

_ _ he — Jehovah.

_ _ break down — “cut off,” namely the heads of the victims. Those altars, which were the scene of cutting off the victims’ heads, shall be themselves cut off.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Hosea 10:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Hosea 10:2

Is divided — From God and his worship. Faulty — As this was their sin, so the effects hereof should manifestly prove them faulty. He — God.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Hosea 10:2

Their heart is (c) divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images.

(c) That is, from God, by serving their false gods.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Their heart is divided:
or, He hath divided their heart,
Hosea 7:8 Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned.
1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD [be] God, follow him: but if Baal, [then] follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
Isaiah 44:18 They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; [and] their hearts, that they cannot understand.
Zephaniah 1:5 And them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops; and them that worship [and] that swear by the LORD, and that swear by Malcham;
Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Luke 16:13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: ... That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
James 1:8 A double minded man [is] unstable in all his ways.
James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Revelation 3:15-16 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. ... So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

break down:
Heb. behead,
Hosea 10:5-8 The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the calves of Bethaven: for the people thereof shall mourn over it, and the priests thereof [that] rejoiced on it, for the glory thereof, because it is departed from it. ... The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us.
Hosea 8:5-6 Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast [thee] off; mine anger is kindled against them: how long [will it be] ere they attain to innocency? ... For from Israel [was] it also: the workman made it; therefore it [is] not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
1 Samuel 5:4 And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon [was] fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands [were] cut off upon the threshold; only [the stump of] Dagon was left to him.
Jeremiah 43:13 He shall break also the images of Bethshemesh, that [is] in the land of Egypt; and the houses of the gods of the Egyptians shall he burn with fire.
Micah 5:13 Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands.
Zechariah 13:2 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, [that] I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land.
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1S 5:4. 1K 18:21. Is 44:18. Jr 43:13. Ho 7:8; 8:5; 10:5. Mi 5:13. Zp 1:5. Zc 13:2. Mt 6:24. Lk 16:13. 2Th 2:11. Jm 1:8; 4:4. 1Jn 2:15. Rv 3:15.

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