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Hosea 12:2

Context
NETBible

The Lord also has a covenant lawsuit 1  against Judah; he will punish Jacob according to his ways and repay him according to his deeds.

XREF

2Ki 17:19,20; Isa 3:11; Isa 8:7,8; Isa 10:6; Isa 10:12; Isa 24:21; Isa 59:18; Jer 3:8-11; Jer 25:31; Eze 23:11-21; Eze 23:31,32; Ho 2:13; Ho 4:1; Ho 8:13; Ho 9:9; Mic 6:2; Mt 16:27; Ro 2:6; Ga 6:7

NET © Notes

tn The noun רִיב (riv, “dispute”) is used in two contexts: (1) nonlegal contexts: (a) “dispute” between individuals (e.g., Gen 13:7; Isa 58:1; Jer 15:10) or (b) “brawl, quarrel” between people (e.g., Exod 17:7; Deut 25:1); and (2) legal contexts: (a) “lawsuit, legal process” (e.g., Exod 23:3-6; Deut 19:17; 21:5; Ezek 44:24; Ps 35:23), (b) “lawsuit, legal case” (e.g., Deut 1:12; 17:8; Prov 18:17; 25:9), and (c) God’s “lawsuit” on behalf of a person or against his own people (Hos 4:1; 12:3; Mic 6:2; HALOT 1225-26 s.v. רִיב). The term in Hosea refers to a covenant lawsuit in which Yahweh, the suzerain, lodges a legal case against his disobedient vassal, accusing Israel and Judah of breach of covenant which will elicit the covenant curses. Cf. NLT “is bringing a lawsuit.”



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