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Hosea 7 - NIV


whenever I would heal Israel,
the sins of Ephraim are exposed
and the crimes of Samaria revealed.
They practice deceit,
thieves break into houses,
bandits rob in the streets;

2 but they do not realize
that I remember all their evil deeds.
Their sins engulf them;
they are always before me.


“They delight the king with their wickedness,
the princes with their lies.

4 They are all adulterers,
burning like an oven
whose fire the baker need not stir
from the kneading of the dough till it rises.

5 On the day of the festival of our king
the princes become inflamed with wine,
and he joins hands with the mockers.

6 Their hearts are like an oven;
they approach him with intrigue.
Their passion smolders all night;
in the morning it blazes like a flaming fire.

7 All of them are hot as an oven;
they devour their rulers.
All their kings fall,
and none of them calls on me.


“Ephraim mixes with the nations;
Ephraim is a flat loaf not turned over.

9 Foreigners sap his strength,
but he does not realize it.
His hair is sprinkled with gray,
but he does not notice.

10 Israel’s arrogance testifies against him,
but despite all this
he does not return to the Lord his God
or search for him.


“Ephraim is like a dove,
easily deceived and senseless—
now calling to Egypt,
now turning to Assyria.

12 When they go, I will throw my net over them;
I will pull them down like the birds in the sky.
When I hear them flocking together,
I will catch them.

13 Woe to them,
because they have strayed from me!
Destruction to them,
because they have rebelled against me!
I long to redeem them
but they speak about me falsely.

14 They do not cry out to me from their hearts
but wail on their beds.
They slash themselves,[a] appealing to their gods
for grain and new wine,
but they turn away from me.

15 I trained them and strengthened their arms,
but they plot evil against me.

16 They do not turn to the Most High;
they are like a faulty bow.
Their leaders will fall by the sword
because of their insolent words.
For this they will be ridiculed
in the land of Egypt.


a. Hosea 7:14 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts They gather together

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David Taylor avatar
The Anatomy of Spiritual Adultery, part 8
Shared by: David Taylor on Aug, 2014
Summary: The Gospel According to Hosea The Anatomy of Spiritual Adultery, part 7
Scripture: Hosea 7:1-16
Views: 339
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Oct, 2013
Scripture: Hosea 7:8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 613
Jerry Flury avatar
Shared by: Jerry Flury on Jul, 2013
Summary: Hosea charged Israel with being “a cake not turned” or “half-baked". They were half-hearted towards God. Like Israel, many of today’s professed believers have followed the same pattern of incomplete discipleship.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Hosea 7:8-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 9,971
Bobby Stults avatar
God's Wrath on Disobedience
Shared by: Bobby Stults on May, 2013
Summary: When we 'say' we are believers but don't live out the life God has called us to live, then we are useless to God and a mockery to the Gospel and a laughingstock to the world!
Scripture: Hosea 7:1-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,675
Davon Huss avatar
Feel the Heat
Shared by: Davon Huss on Sep, 2012
Summary: A sermon on Hosea 7:3-8 (Outline taken from Pulpit Commentary: http://ibiblestudies.com/auth/orr/the_oven_and_the_baker.htm and Johnny Wilson of Sermon Central: http://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/hot-to-trot-johnny-wilson-sermon-on-judgment-133603.asp
Andrew Moffatt avatar
God longs to rescue!
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Jul, 2012
Summary: Hosea the prophet foretold the doom of Israel he forth told why. The nation were unwilling to turn aside from theor ways towards destruction and turn to the One True God. find out more.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Hosea 7:11-16
Denomination: Salvation Army
Views: 994
Stephen E. Trail avatar
Diminishing Discernment
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Sep, 2011
Summary: Loss of Dicernment among believers.
Scripture: Hosea 7:5-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 543
GUY GLASS avatar
Shared by: GUY GLASS on May, 2011
Scripture: Hosea 6:1-7:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 779
Gregory Thomas avatar
God Knows When You’re Done
Shared by: Gregory Thomas on Jan, 2011
Summary: Instead of Epraim depending on God for stability He formed alliances with the people instead of him being a shepherd he became as sheep. The "cake not turned" was burnt on one side and raw on the other. A metaphor for just how mixed up their lives were.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Hosea 7:8
Views: 1,242
Rodney Fry avatar
Hosea - God's Redeeming Love (4:1-7:16) Part 2 of 4
Shared by: Rodney Fry on Oct, 2009
Summary: we shall continue our survey of Hosea by noticing God’s indictment of Israel for her sins, chapters 4-7...]
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Hosea 4:1-7:16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,676
Johnny Wilson avatar
Hot to Trot
Shared by: Johnny Wilson on Mar, 2009
Summary: When God’s leaders, whether secular political, secular business, or church religious leaders, fail, the result is disastrous for both God’s people and those around them.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Hosea 7:1-10
Denomination: *other
Views: 716
Johnny Wilson avatar
Who Ya Gonna Call?
Shared by: Johnny Wilson on Mar, 2009
Summary: Life offers many answers, but only one Answer. Hosea calls God’s people out for their lack of faithfulness to God’s Answer, and by implication, challenges us to faithfulness.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Hosea 7:11-16
Denomination: *other
Views: 966
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
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,715
Alan McCann avatar
Genuine Repentance?
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
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
Jerry Shirley avatar
Gray Hairs - A Message for a New Year
Shared by: Jerry Shirley on Dec, 2005
Summary: Hosea pointed out 6 ’Gray Hairs’ that we should take care of in order to "Find the Fix in 2006". Link included to formatted text version, handout, and PowerPoint Presentation.
based on 171 ratings
Scripture: Hosea 7:1-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 11,911
Lou Nicholes avatar
Shared by: Lou Nicholes on May, 2005
Summary: Israel’s foolish acts are listed (vv. 1-7), and her floundering is portrayed (vv. 8-16). God’s desire for Israel was healing and restoration. Instead they were involved in lying, theft, robbery (v. l), blatant contempt of God (v. 2), political corruption
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: Hosea 7:1-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 601
Davon Huss avatar
I'd Avoid Being Half Baked
Shared by: Davon Huss on Aug, 2004
Summary: A sermon adapted from Clovis Chappell out of his book, "If I Were Young". Focuses on Jesus as a role model and how to avoid being unbalanced.
based on 32 ratings
Scripture: Hosea 7:8
Views: 2,240
Dave Kinney avatar
Does Character Count?
Shared by: Dave Kinney on Jun, 2004
Summary: Character is the window to the soul of a country and how true it is that character will determine the success or failure of a country.
based on 21 ratings
Scripture: Hosea 7:2-2:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 936
Jamie Wright avatar
Don't Miss the Target
Shared by: Jamie Wright on Mar, 2004
Summary: Hosea 7:16 NLT “They look everywhere except to heaven, to the Most High. They are like a crooked bow that always misses its target.” The problem is we have our aim at the wrong target. Our aim is off. “If you are aiming for nothing, you’ve already hit
based on 31 ratings
Views: 1,431
Robert Park avatar
Single-minded Heart
Shared by: Robert Park on Oct, 2003
Summary: God does not favor divided heart when it comes to our love for him. Hosea describes in three powerful images of the spiritual state we may be in.
based on 29 ratings
Scripture: Hosea 7:8-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,475
Steven Cook avatar
Gray Hairs of Spiritual Decline
Shared by: Steven Cook on Jan, 2003
Summary: Taken from Hosea 7, we find that God compares spiritual decline to the gray hairs of decay.
based on 24 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,190