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Hosea 6 - NIV

Israel Unrepentant


“Come, let us return to the Lord.
He has torn us to pieces
but he will heal us;
he has injured us
but he will bind up our wounds.

2 After two days he will revive us;
on the third day he will restore us,
that we may live in his presence.

3 Let us acknowledge the Lord;
let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises,
he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth.”


“What can I do with you, Ephraim?
What can I do with you, Judah?
Your love is like the morning mist,
like the early dew that disappears.

5 Therefore I cut you in pieces with my prophets,
I killed you with the words of my mouth—
then my judgments go forth like the sun.[a]

6 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice,
and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.

7 As at Adam,[b] they have broken the covenant;
they were unfaithful to me there.

8 Gilead is a city of evildoers,
stained with footprints of blood.

9 As marauders lie in ambush for a victim,
so do bands of priests;
they murder on the road to Shechem,
carrying out their wicked schemes.

10 I have seen a horrible thing in Israel:
There Ephraim is given to prostitution,
Israel is defiled.


“Also for you, Judah,
a harvest is appointed.
“Whenever I would restore the fortunes of my people,


a. Hosea 6:5 The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
b. Hosea 6:7 Or Like Adam; or Like human beings

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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Revival
Scripture: Hosea 6:1-3
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 150
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Shared by: Dr. Lewis W. Gregory on Mar, 2015
Summary: Resurrection is a one time event but a lifetime experience. The resurrection power of Christ is what enables us to live.
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Sep, 2014
Summary: To show that we need to learn and experience the LORD while it is called Today, and we will be included in His Second Coming to reign and rule with Him.
Scripture: Hosea 6:3
Denomination: Independent/Bible
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David Taylor avatar
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Shared by: David Taylor on Aug, 2014
Summary: The Gospel According to Hosea The Anatomy of Religious Hypocrisy, part 6
Scripture: Hosea 6:1-11
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Stephen Belokur avatar
Shared by: Stephen Belokur on Jan, 2014
Summary: Exploring the possibility of starting accountability groups in our church. What might they look like? How did John Wesley use them? Can they be used for spiritual growth or are they just "sin control" groups like AA?
Scripture: Hosea 6:3
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Views: 454
Bobby Stults avatar
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Shared by: Bobby Stults on May, 2013
Summary: Gods call of repentance in v.1-3 is followed up by a warning about NOT repenting!
Scripture: Hosea 6:4-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,017
Davon Huss avatar
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Shared by: Davon Huss on Nov, 2012
Summary: A sermon on Hosea 6:6
Scripture: Hosea 6:4-6
Views: 1,103
William R. Nabaza avatar
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Aug, 2012
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Do you have other relationship conflicting the LORD's? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To prove that the LORD wants heavenly relationship with us. IV. TEXT: Hosea 6:3 (New Living Translation, Second Edit
Andrew Moffatt avatar
God takes pleasure in unfailing love.
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Jul, 2012
Summary: Mercy not sacrifice is what God desires, what is mercy? Why does God want us to love him? How is it that he takes pleasure in our love for him?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Hosea 6:1-11
Denomination: Salvation Army
Views: 695
GUY GLASS avatar
Shared by: GUY GLASS on May, 2011
Scripture: Hosea 6:1-7:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 779
Dave Workman avatar
The Outward Focused Life: Understanding Grace
Shared by: Dave Workman on Apr, 2011
Summary: The story of Hosea is an incredible picture of grace foreshadowing the most grace-empowered act of the universe.
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Scripture: Hosea 1:1-6:7
Denomination: Vineyard
Views: 1,409
Joseph Smith avatar
Knowing Just Enough To Be Dangerous
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Mar, 2010
Summary: Being less than fully informed Christians can be injurious to ourselves and to our world. Ultimately we need to know Christ personally as much as we need to know about our faith.
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Scripture: Hosea 4:4-6:6
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Views: 4,229
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Jul, 2009
Summary: Lets get things right
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Hosea 6:2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 692
Wes Richard avatar
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Shared by: Wes Richard on May, 2009
Summary: Many people who sit in the pews have "no knowledge of God," as Hosea says. Knowing God is possible; it is about living; and knowing God brings hope.
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Scripture: Hosea 4:1-6:3
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 1,493
Johnny Wilson avatar
That Special Invitation
Shared by: Johnny Wilson on Mar, 2009
Summary: God’s purpose in judgment is to give us a chance to make a "comeback." Here is an invitation to repentance in the midst of "negative" prophecies.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Hosea 6:1-6
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,077
Johnny Wilson avatar
Bad Medicine
Shared by: Johnny Wilson on Mar, 2009
Summary: Settling for answers other than God’s answers is like taking poisoned medicine for a headache.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Hosea 6:7-7:2
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Views: 1,715
Stephen  Smarowsky avatar
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Shared by: Stephen Smarowsky on Jun, 2008
Summary: Whether you made a commitment years ago or have yet to accept Him into your life, there always remains much more to learn about His nature and ways.
based on 32 ratings
Scripture: Hosea 6:6
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Views: 5,277
Richard Schwedes avatar
Living with a new heart
Shared by: Richard Schwedes on Jun, 2008
Summary: God is waiting to love us......and his love creates a new heart in us.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Hosea 5:15-6:6
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,778
William D. Brown avatar
Shared by: William D. Brown on Apr, 2008
Summary: Today America is much like the harlot metaphor of Israel in Hosea’s day that has gone out looking for something more than our beloved God.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Hosea 6:1-5
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Views: 1,089
Daniel Habben avatar
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Shared by: Daniel Habben on Mar, 2008
Summary: Misery is God’s Message of Mercy 1) It awakens us from sin 2) It draws us to Him
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Scripture: Hosea 5:15-6:3
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 868
David DeWitt avatar
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Shared by: David DeWitt on Nov, 2007
Summary: God has the desire to renew the hearts of those who would seek His face
based on 27 ratings
Scripture: Hosea 6:1-3
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 7,584
Alan McCann avatar
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Shared by: Alan McCann on Oct, 2007
Summary: Words and actions must match if repentance is to be genuine
Series: Hosea
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Hosea 6:1-7:16
Denomination: Episcopal/Anglican
Views: 1,328
Curt Cizek avatar
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Shared by: Curt Cizek on Sep, 2007
Summary: Life without God is scary like being alone in the dark. God shows us His love by bringing the Sonrise.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Hosea 5:15-6:6
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 413
Clark Tanner avatar
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Shared by: Clark Tanner on Jul, 2007
Summary: Sermon 6 in a study in Hosea
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Hosea 6:1-11
Denomination: Orthodox
Views: 1,033
Timm Meyer avatar
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Shared by: Timm Meyer on Mar, 2007
Summary: Lent 4(A) - Our gracious God heals hearts torn apart. We learn that our problem is sin, not the pain and that our solution is God’s free grace!
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Hosea 5:15-6:3
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Views: 1,205
Robert Cox avatar
Shared by: Robert Cox on Mar, 2007
Summary: Our Lord promises to restore and heal us...
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Hosea 6:1-7:11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,095
Carl Allen avatar
Do You Really Know God
Shared by: Carl Allen on Aug, 2005
Summary: Do you know who God is or do you really know God.
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Hosea 6:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,069
David Rogers avatar
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Shared by: David Rogers on Aug, 2005
Summary: This is a sermon that explains why we have a need for revival and what it is.
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Hosea 6:2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,007
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Shared by: Robert Osborne on Mar, 2005
Summary: Sometimes we need to be revived and this sermon will tell you how to have a revival. It will stir you and your church!
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Shared by: Christopher Raiford on Sep, 2004
Summary: Funeral sermon for one who has died in the Lord - a sudden death
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Scripture: Hosea 6:1
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