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Hosea 14:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I will be as the dew unto Israel; he shall blossom as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— I will be like the dew to Israel; He will blossom like the lily, And he will take root like [the cedars of] Lebanon.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I will be as the dew to Israel: he shall grow as the lily and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall blossom as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— I will become as the dew unto Israel, he shall break forth as the lily,—and he shall strike his roots as Lebanon:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— I am as dew to Israel, he flourisheth as a lily, And he striketh forth his roots as Lebanon.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I will be as the dew, Israel shall spring as the lily, and his root shall shoot forth as that of Libanus.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I wil be as the dew vnto Israel: hee shall grow as the lillie, and cast foorth his rootes as Lebanon.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I will be as dew to Israel: he shall bloom as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon{gr.Libanus}.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I will be as the dew unto Yisrael: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Levanon.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I will be x1961
(1961) Complement
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
as the dew 2919
{2919} Prime
From H2926; dew (as covering vegetation).
unto Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל: 3478
{3478} Prime
From H8280 and H0410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
he shall grow 6524
{6524} Prime
A primitive root; to break forth as a bud, that is, bloom; generally to spread; specifically to fly (as extending the wings); figuratively to flourish.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
as the lily, 7799
{7799} Prime
From H7797; a lily (from its whiteness), as a flower or architectural ornament; also a (straight) trumpet (from the tubular shape).
and cast forth 5221
{5221} Prime
A primitive root; to strike (lightly or severely, literally or figuratively).
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
his roots 8328
{8328} Prime
From H8327; a root (literally or figuratively).
as Lvnn לְבָנוֹן. 3844
{3844} Prime
From H3825; (the) white mountain (from its snow); Lebanon, a mountain range in Palestine.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Hosea 14:5

_ _ as the dew — which falls copiously in the East, taking the place of the more frequent rains in other regions. God will not be “as the early dew that goeth away,” but constant (Hosea 6:3, Hosea 6:4; Job 29:19; Proverbs 19:12).

_ _ the lily — No plant is more productive than the lily, one root often producing fifty bulbs [Pliny, Natural History, 21.5]. The common lily is white, consisting of six leaves opening like bells. The royal lily grows to the height of three or four feet; Matthew 6:29 alludes to the beauty of its flowers.

_ _ roots as Lebanon — that is, as the trees of Lebanon (especially the cedars), which cast down their roots as deeply as is their height upwards; so that they are immovable [Jerome], (Isaiah 10:34). Spiritual growth consists most in the growth of the root which is out of sight.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Hosea 14:4-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Hosea 14:5

As the dew — I will refresh and comfort, and make fruitful in good works, such as return to me. As Lebanon — As the cedars in Lebanon, so shall the true Israel, converted backsliders, be blessed of God: so flourishing and happy shall the church be under Christ.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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as the dew:

Deuteronomy 32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
2 Samuel 23:4 And [he shall be] as the light of the morning, [when] the sun riseth, [even] a morning without clouds; [as] the tender grass [springing] out of the earth by clear shining after rain.
Job 29:19 My root [was] spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch.
Psalms 72:6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers [that] water the earth.
Proverbs 19:12 The king's wrath [is] as the roaring of a lion; but his favour [is] as dew upon the grass.
Isaiah 18:4 For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, [and] like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.
Isaiah 26:19 Thy dead [men] shall live, [together with] my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew [is as] the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:
Micah 5:7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men.

he shall:

Song of Songs 2:1-2 I [am] the rose of Sharon, [and] the lily of the valleys. ... As the lily among thorns, so [is] my love among the daughters.
Song of Songs 2:16 My beloved [is] mine, and I [am] his: he feedeth among the lilies.
Song of Songs 4:5 Thy two breasts [are] like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies.
Matthew 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
Luke 12:27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

or, blossom

Heb. strike,
2 Kings 19:30 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.
Psalms 72:16 There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and [they] of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.
Isaiah 27:6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.
Isaiah 35:2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, [and] the excellency of our God.
Ezekiel 17:22-24 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and will set [it]; I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one, and will plant [it] upon an high mountain and eminent: ... And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish: I the LORD have spoken and have done [it].
Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
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Dt 32:2. 2S 23:4. 2K 19:30. Jb 29:19. Ps 72:6, 16. Pv 19:12. So 2:1, 16; 4:5. Is 18:4; 26:19; 27:6; 35:2; 44:3. Ezk 17:22. Mi 5:7. Mt 6:28. Lk 12:27. Ep 3:17.

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