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E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Hosea 12:5

Even, &c. Render: "and Jehovah [is] God ( Elohim ) of the Hosts; Jehovah [is] His memorial [Name]. "This is for strong confirmation. memorial. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 3:15 ). App-92 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Hosea 12:5

"Even Jehovah, the God of hosts; Jehovah is his memorial name."The full messages of these verses was thus summarized by Hailey:"The power of Jacob to prevail was the power of Israel of Hosea's day if they would but avail themselves of it. The power was in the name of Jehovah, the God of hosts, and was to be laid hold upon by weeping and supplication, as in the case of Jacob."[13]"Jehovah, the God of hosts; Jehovah is his memorial name...CONCERNING THE NAME JEHOVAHThe sacred Hebrew... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Hosea 12:5

Hosea 12:5. The Lord is his memorial— The person, of whom it is here said, that the name Lord or JEHOVAH is his memorial, is no other than he whom the patriarch found at Beth-el, who there spake with the Israelites in the loins of their progenitor. He, whom the patriarch found at Beth-el, who there, in that manner, spake with the Israelites, was, by the tenor of the context, the antagonist with whom Jacob was afterwards matched at Peniel. The antagonist, with whom he was matched at Peniel,... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Hosea 12:5

5. Lord God—JEHOVAH, a name implying His immutable constancy to His promises. From the Hebrew root, meaning "existence." "He that is, was, and is to be," always the same (Hebrews 13:8; Revelation 1:4; Revelation 1:8; compare Exodus 3:14; Exodus 3:15; Exodus 6:3). As He was unchangeable in His favor to Jacob, so will He be to His believing posterity. of hosts—which Israel foolishly worshipped. Jehovah has all the hosts (saba) or powers of heaven and earth at His command, so that He is as... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Hosea 12:3-6

A lesson from Jacob’s life 12:3-6The Lord proceeded to teach His people the need to repent by reminding them of the experience of their forefather Jacob. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Hosea 12:5

Yahweh, the almighty God of armies, even Yahweh, spoke to all the Israelites when He spoke to Jacob at Bethel. He did this in that He intended the Israelites to learn from the experience of the patriarch. read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Hosea 12:1-14

A Reproof of Commercial DishonestyThe Hebrew text divides the chapter more correctly at this v. The prophet returns to the subject of the unfaithfulness both of Israel and of Judah. They have sought help where it was not to be found, and neglected God, the only source of help, in forgetfulness of the example of their ancestor Jacob.12. Judah.. saints] RM better, 'and Judah is yet unstedfast with God, and with the Holy One who is faithful.'Hosea 12:1. Ephraim.. east wind] an attack on Israel's... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Hosea 12:5

(5) Lord God of hosts.—See Cheyne’s Isaiah, vol. 1, pp. 11, 12, and Nowack’s commentary on this passage. Probably the hosts were the stars which were conceived of as celestial spirits standing upon or above Jehovah’s throne in Micaiah’s vision, on the right hand and on the left (1 Kings 22:19). These are to be identified, in all probability, with the sons of God (Genesis 6:2), described in Job 1:6 as presenting themselves in council before Jehovah. In Psalms 103:21 they are described as God’s... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Hosea 12:1-14

1. THE PEOPLE AND THEIR FATHER JACOBHosea 12:1-14In no part even of the difficult Book of Hosea does the sacred text bristle with more problems. It may well be doubted whether the verses lie in their proper order, or, if they do, whether we have them entire as they came from the prophet, for the connection is not always perceptible. We cannot believe, however, that the chapter is a bundle of isolated oracles, for the analogy between Jacob and his living posterity runs through the whole of it,... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Hosea 12:1-14

CHAPTERS 11:12-12:14 The Indictment 1. Ephraim’s indictment (Hosea 11:12 ; Hosea 12:1-2 ) 2. Remembrance of the past (Hosea 12:3-6 ) 3. What Israel had become (Hosea 12:7-14 ) Chapter 11:12-12:2. Lying and deceit had been Ephraim’s course towards Jehovah; instead of trusting Him and following Him faithfully they had attached themselves to idols, while Judah still outwardly cleaved to Jehovah, though it was in a rambling way. The word translated “ruleth” means rambling. The better... read more

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