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Hosea 14

Hos. 14:8 KJV (With Strong’s)

'Ephrayim (Hebrew #669)
double fruit; Ephrajim, a son of Joseph; also the tribe descended from him, and its territory
KJV usage: Ephraim, Ephraimites.
Pronounce: ef-rah'-yim
Origin: dual of masculine form of 672
shall say, What have I to do any more with idols
`atsab (Hebrew #6091)
an (idolatrous) image
KJV usage: idol, image.
Pronounce: aw-tsawb'
Origin: from 6087
? I have heard
`anah (Hebrew #6030)
properly, to eye or (generally) to heed, i.e. pay attention; by implication, to respond; by extens. to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce
KJV usage: give account, afflict (by mistake for 6031), (cause to, give) answer, bring low (by mistake for 6031), cry, hear, Leannoth, lift up, say, X scholar, (give a) shout, sing (together by course), speak, testify, utter, (bear) witness. See also 1042, 1043.
Pronounce: aw-naw'
Origin: a primitive root
him, and observed
shuwr (Hebrew #7789)
to spy out, i.e. (generally) survey, (for evil) lurk for, (for good) care for
KJV usage: behold, lay wait, look, observe, perceive, regard, see.
Pronounce: shoor
Origin: a primitive root (identical with 7788 through the idea of going round for inspection)
him: I am like a green
ra`anan (Hebrew #7488)
verdant; by analogy, new; figuratively, prosperous
KJV usage: green, flourishing.
Pronounce: rah-an-awn'
Origin: from an unused root meaning to be green
fir tree
browsh (Hebrew #1265)
a cypress (?) tree; hence, a lance or a musical instrument (as made of that wood)
KJV usage: fir (tree).
Pronounce: ber-osh'
Origin: of uncertain derivation
. From me is thy fruit
priy (Hebrew #6529)
fruit (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: bough, ((first-)) fruit((-ful)), reward.
Pronounce: per-ee'
Origin: from 6509
matsa' (Hebrew #4672)
properly, to come forth to, i.e. appear or exist; transitively, to attain, i.e. find or acquire; figuratively, to occur, meet or be present
KJV usage: + be able, befall, being, catch, X certainly, (cause to) come (on, to, to hand), deliver, be enough (cause to) find(-ing, occasion, out), get (hold upon), X have (here), be here, hit, be left, light (up-)on, meet (with), X occasion serve, (be) present, ready, speed, suffice, take hold on.
Pronounce: maw-tsaw'
Origin: a primitive root

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Ministry on This Verse

Hos. 14:2‑3• 2Take with you words, and turn to the Lord: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.
3Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.
(Hos. 14:2‑3)
Job 34:32• 32That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more. (Job 34:32)
Acts 19:18‑20• 18And many that believed came, and confessed, and showed their deeds.
19Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.
20So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.
(Acts 19:18‑20)
1 Thess. 1:9• 9For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; (1 Thess. 1:9)
1 Peter 1:14‑16• 14As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
15But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
16Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
(1 Peter 1:14‑16)
1 Peter 4:3‑4• 3For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:
4Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:
(1 Peter 4:3‑4)
I have.
I am.
From me.
John 1:16• 16And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. (John 1:16)
John 15:1‑8• 1I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
2Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
3Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
5I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
7If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
8Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
(John 15:1‑8)
Gal. 5:22‑23• 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
(Gal. 5:22‑23)
Eph. 5:9• 9(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) (Eph. 5:9)
Phil. 1:11• 11Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. (Phil. 1:11)
Phil. 2:13• 13For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. (Phil. 2:13)
Phil. 4:13• 13I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Phil. 4:13)
James 1:17• 17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. (James 1:17)
 It appears to be a conversation between Ephraim and Jehovah. “Ephraim [shall say], “What have I to do any more with idols?” To this Jehovah answers, “I myself have heard and observed him.” Thereon Ephraim replies, “I am like a green fir tree”; to which Jehovah rejoins, “From me is thy fruit found.” What a blessed change for Ephraim! and what communion with their God! (Hosea 14 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? (I answer him, and I will observe him.) I am like a green fir-tree.—From me is thy fruit found.