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Hosea 11:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The more [the prophets] called them, the more they went from them: they sacrificed unto the Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [As] they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The more they called them, The more they went from them; They kept sacrificing to the Baals And burning incense to idols.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [As] they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed to Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto the Baals, and burned incense to graven images.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— They invited them,—at once, they departed from before me, they, to the Baals, sacrificed, and, to the images, offered incense.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— They have called to them rightly, They have gone from before them, To lords they do sacrifice, And to graven images they make perfume.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— As they called them, they went away from before their face: they offered victims to Baalim, and sacrificed to idols.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— [As] they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed vnto Baalim, and burnt incense to grauen images.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— As I called them, so they departed from my presence: they sacrificed to Baalim, and burnt incense to graven images.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [As] they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto Bealim, and burned incense to graven images.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[As] they called 7121
{7121} Prime
קָרָא
qara'
{kaw-raw'}
A primitive root (rather identical with H7122 through the idea of accosting a person met); to call out to (that is, properly address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
them, so x3651
(3651) Complement
כֵּן
ken
{kane}
From H3559; properly set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjugation) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles).
they went 1980
{1980} Prime
הָלַךְ
halak
{haw-lak'}
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
from x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
x6440
(6440) Complement
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
them: y6440
[6440] Standard
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
they sacrificed 2076
{2076} Prime
זָבַח
zabach
{zaw-bakh'}
A primitive root; to slaughter an animal (usually in sacrifice).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
unto B`lm בְּעָלִים, 1168
{1168} Prime
בַּעַל
Ba`al
{bah'-al}
The same as H1167; Baal, a Phoenician deity.
and burned incense 6999
{6999} Prime
מֻקְטָר
qatar
{kaw-tar'}
A primitive root (rather identical with H7000 through the idea of fumigation in a close place and perhaps thus driving out the occupants); to smoke, that is, turn into fragrance by fire (especially as an act of worship).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
to graven images. 6456
{6456} Prime
פָּסִיל
p@ciyl
{pes-eel'}
From H6458; an idol.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Hosea 11:2

_ _ As they called them — “they,” namely, monitors sent by Me. “Called,” in Hosea 11:1, suggests the idea of the many subsequent calls by the prophets.

_ _ went from them — turned away in contempt (Jeremiah 2:27).

_ _ Baalim — images of Baal, set up in various places.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Hosea 11:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Hosea 11:2

They — Moses and Aaron, and other prophets. Called — Persuaded, intreated, and urged by exhortations, the whole house of Israel. From them — From the prophets counsel and commands. Baalim — In the desert they began this apostacy, and held on with obstinacy in it.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Hosea 11:2

[As] they called them, so they (b) went from them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.

(b) They rebelled and went a contrary way when the Prophets called them to repentance.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
they called:

Hosea 11:7 And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt [him].
Deuteronomy 29:2-4 And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them, Ye have seen all that the LORD did before your eyes in the land of Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his servants, and unto all his land; ... Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.
1 Samuel 8:7-9 And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them. ... Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.
2 Kings 17:13-15 Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, [and by] all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments [and] my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets. ... And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that [were] round about them, [concerning] whom the LORD had charged them, that they should not do like them.
2 Chronicles 36:15-16 And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place: ... But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till [there was] no remedy.
Nehemiah 9:30 Yet many years didst thou forbear them, and testifiedst against them by thy spirit in thy prophets: yet would they not give ear: therefore gavest thou them into the hand of the people of the lands.
Isaiah 30:9-11 That this [is] a rebellious people, lying children, children [that] will not hear the law of the LORD: ... Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
Jeremiah 35:13 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Go and tell the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will ye not receive instruction to hearken to my words? saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 44:16-17 [As for] the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee. ... But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for [then] had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.
Zechariah 1:4 Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye now from your evil ways, and [from] your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, saith the LORD.
Zechariah 7:11 But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.
Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen [doth gather] her brood under [her] wings, and ye would not!
John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Acts 7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers [did], so [do] ye.
2 Corinthians 2:15-16 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: ... To the one [we are] the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who [is] sufficient for these things?

they sacrificed:

Hosea 2:13 And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the LORD.
Hosea 13:1-2 When Ephraim spake trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended in Baal, he died. ... And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, [and] idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.
Judges 2:13 And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.
Judges 3:7 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served Baalim and the groves.
Judges 10:6 And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim, and Ashtaroth, and the gods of Syria, and the gods of Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and the gods of the children of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistines, and forsook the LORD, and served not him.
1 Kings 16:31-32 And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him. ... And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.
1 Kings 18:19 Now therefore send, [and] gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's table.
2 Kings 17:16 And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made them molten images, [even] two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.

burned:

1 Kings 12:33 So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Bethel the fifteenth day of the eighth month, [even] in the month which he had devised of his own heart; and ordained a feast unto the children of Israel: and he offered upon the altar, and burnt incense.
Isaiah 65:7 Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the LORD, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.
Jeremiah 18:15 Because my people hath forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity, and they have caused them to stumble in their ways [from] the ancient paths, to walk in paths, [in] a way not cast up;
Jeremiah 44:15 Then all the men which knew that their wives had burned incense unto other gods, and all the women that stood by, a great multitude, even all the people that dwelt in the land of Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying,
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Dt 29:2. Jg 2:13; 3:7; 10:6. 1S 8:7. 1K 12:33; 16:31; 18:19. 2K 17:13, 16. 2Ch 36:15. Ne 9:30. Is 30:9; 65:7. Jr 18:15; 35:13; 44:15, 16. Ho 2:13; 11:7; 13:1. Zc 1:4; 7:11. Lk 13:34. Jn 3:19. Ac 7:51. 2Co 2:15.

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