Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Hosea 11:7

Context
NET ©

My people are obsessed 1  with turning away from me; 2  they call to Baal, 3  but he will never exalt them!

NIV ©

My people are determined to turn from me. Even if they call to the Most High, he will by no means exalt them.

NASB ©

So My people are bent on turning from Me. Though they call them to the One on high, None at all exalts Him.

NLT ©

For my people are determined to desert me. They call me the Most High, but they don’t truly honor me.

MSG ©

My people are hell-bent on leaving me. They pray to god Baal for help. He doesn't lift a finger to help them.

BBE ©

My people are given up to sinning against me; though their voice goes up on high, no one will be lifting them up.

NRSV ©

My people are bent on turning away from me. To the Most High they call, but he does not raise them up at all.

NKJV ©

My people are bent on backsliding from Me. Though they call to the Most High, None at all exalt Him .


KJV
And my people
<05971>
are bent
<08511> (8803)
to backsliding
<04878>
from me: though they called
<07121> (8799)
them to the most High
<05920>_,
none at all
<03162>
would exalt
<07311> (8787)
[him]. {none...: Heb. together they exalted not}
NASB ©
So My people
<05971>
are bent
<08511>
on turning
<04878>
from Me. Though they call
<07121>
them to the One on high
<05920>
, None
<03808>
at all
<03162>
exalts
<07311>
Him.
HEBREW
Mmwry
<07311>
al
<03808>
dxy
<03162>
wharqy
<07121>
le
<05920>
law
<0413>
ytbwsml
<04878>
Myawlt
<08511>
ymew (11:7)
<05971>
LXXM
kai
<2532
CONJ
o
<3588
T-NSM
laov
<2992
N-NSM
autou
<846
D-GSM
epikremamenov {V-PMPNS} ek
<1537
PREP
thv
<3588
T-GSF
katoikiav
<2733
N-GSF
autou
<846
D-GSM
kai
<2532
CONJ
o
<3588
T-NSM
yeov
<2316
N-NSM
epi
<1909
PREP
ta
<3588
T-APN
timia
<5093
A-APN
autou
<846
D-GSM
yumwyhsetai
<2373
V-FPI-3S
kai
<2532
CONJ
ou
<3364
ADV
mh
<3165
ADV
uqwsh
<5312
V-AAS-3S
auton
<846
D-ASM
NET © [draft] ITL
My people
<05971>
are obsessed
<08511>
with turning away
<04878>
from me
<0413>
; they call
<07121>
to Baal
<05920>
, but he will never
<03808>
exalt
<07311>
them!
NET ©

My people are obsessed 1  with turning away from me; 2  they call to Baal, 3  but he will never exalt them!

NET © Notes

tn The term תְלוּאִים (tÿluim, Qal passive participle masculine plural from תָּלָא, tala’, “to hang”) literally means “[My people] are hung up” (BDB 1067 s.v. תָּלָא). The verb תָּלָא//תָּלָה (“to hang”) is often used in a concrete sense to describe hanging an item on a peg (Ps 137:2; Song 4:4; Isa 22:24; Ezek 15:3; 27:10) or the impaling of the body of an executed criminal (Gen 40:19, 22; 41:13; Deut 21:22, 23; Josh 8:29; 10:26; 2 Sam 21:12; Esth 2:23; 5:14; 6:4; 7:9, 10; 8:7; 9:13, 14, 25). It is used figuratively here to describe Israel’s moral inability to detach itself from apostasy. Several English versions capture the sense well: “My people are bent on turning away from me” (RSV, NASB), “My people are determined to turn from me” (NIV), “My people are determined to reject me” (CEV; NLT “desert me”), “My people persist in its defection from me” (NJPS), and “they insist on turning away from me” (TEV).

tn The 1st person common singular suffix on the noun מְשׁוּבָתִי (mÿshuvati; literally, “turning of me”) functions as an objective genitive: “turning away from me.”

tc The meaning and syntax of the MT is enigmatic: וְאֶל־עַל יִקְרָאֻהוּ (vÿel-al yiqrauhu, “they call upwards to him”). Many English versions including KJV, NIV, NRSV, NLT take the referent of “him” as the “most High.” The BHS editors suggest reading וְאֶל־בַּעַל יִקְרָא וְהוּא (vÿel-baal yiqravehu’, “they call to Baal, but he…”), connecting the 3rd person masculine singular independent personal pronoun וְהוּא (vÿhu’, “but he…”) with the following clause. The early Greek recensions (Aquila and Symmachus), as well as the Aramaic Targum and the Vulgate, vocalized עֹל (’ol) as “yoke” (as in 11:4): “they cry out because of [their] yoke” (a reading followed by TEV).



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