H O S E A.
In this chapter, I. God threatens to deprive this
degenerate seed of Israel of all their worldly enjoyments, because
by sin they had forfeited their title to them; so that they should
have no comfort either in receiving them themselves or in offering
them to God, ver. 1-5. II.
He dooms them to utter ruin, for their own sins and the sins of
their prophets, ver. 6-8.
III. He upbraids them with the wickedness of their fathers before
them, whose steps they trod in, ver.
9, 10. IV. He threatens them with the destruction of
their children and the rooting out of their posterity, ver. 11-17.