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Hosea 2:5


For their mother has committed adultery; she who conceived them has acted shamefully. For she said, “I will seek out 1  my lovers; 2  they are the ones who give me my bread and my water, my wool, my flax, my olive oil, and my wine. 3 


Jud 16:23; Ezr 9:6,7; Isa 1:21; Isa 50:1; Isa 57:7,8; Jer 2:20,25; Jer 2:26,27; Jer 3:1-9; Jer 3:1-3; Jer 11:13; Jer 44:17,18; Eze 16:15,16; Eze 16:28-34; Eze 23:5-11; Eze 23:16,17,40-44; Da 9:5-8; Ho 2:2; Ho 2:8,12; Ho 2:13; Ho 3:1; Ho 4:5,12-15; Ho 8:9; Ho 9:10; Re 2:20-23; Re 17:1-5

NET © Notes

tn Heb “I will go after” (so KJV, NAB, NIV, NRSV).

sn This statement alludes to the practice of sexual rites in the Canaanite fertility cult which attempted to secure agricultural fertility from the Canaanite gods (note the following reference to wool, flax, olive oil, and wine).

tn Heb “my drinks.” Many English versions use the singular “drink” here, but cf. NCV, TEV, CEV “wine.”

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