Hosea 8:5

“Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it be ere they attain to innocency?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

¶ Thy calfe, O Samaria, hath cast thee off: mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it bee ere they attaine to innocencie?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He has rejected your calf, O Samaria, {saying,} "My anger burns against them! How long will they be incapable of innocence?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He hath cast off thy calf, O Samaria; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it be ere they attain to innocency?
- American Standard Version (1901)

I will have nothing to do with your young ox, O Samaria; my wrath is burning against them; how long will it be before the children of Israel make themselves clean?
- Basic English Bible

Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast [thee] off; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will they be incapable of purity?
- Darby Bible

Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off; my anger is kindled against them: how long will it be ere they attain to innocence?
- Webster's Bible

Let Samaria throw out his calf idol! My anger burns against them! How long will it be until they are capable of purity?
- World English Bible

Cast off hath thy calf, O Samaria, Burned hath Mine anger against them, Till when are they not capable of purity?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thy calf, O Samaria, is cast off; Mine anger is kindled against them; how long will it be ere they attain to innocency?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hosea 8:5


8:5 Thy calf - The chief idol set up in Samaria. Cast thee off - Hath provoked God to cast thee off. Against them - Idols, and idol worshippers. How long - How long will it be, ere they repent and reform?


Discussion for Hosea 8:5

  • Obviously they think they are innocent in every affair they have. They are playing the harlot making images and leaving God. GOD WILL NOT FORGET THEIR SINS (NEITHER ANY THAT WE HAVE DONE) and will punish us, unless we repent. For whatever a man sows that will he reap. God isn't going to share his glory with anyone sinner, but Jesus and the one’s that follow him.

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