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Hosea 2:13

Context

2:13 “I will punish her for the festival days

when she burned incense to the Baal idols; 1 

she adorned herself with earrings and jewelry,

and went after her lovers,

but 2  she forgot me!” 3  says the Lord.

Hosea 9:5

Context

9:5 So what will you do on the festival day,

on the festival days of the Lord?

1 tn Heb “the days of the Baals, to whom she burned incense.” The word “festival” is supplied to clarify the referent of “days,” and the word “idols” is supplied in light of the plural “Baals” (cf. NLT “her images of Baal”).

2 tn The vav prefixed to a nonverb (וְאֹתִי, oti) introduces a disjunctive contrastive clause, which is rhetorically powerful.

3 tn The accusative direct object pronoun וְאֹתִי (oti, “me”) is emphatic in the word order of this clause (cf. NIV “but me she forgot”), emphasizing the heinous inappropriateness of Israel’s departure from the Lord.



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