H O S E A.
In this chapter, I. The people of Israel are
charged with gross corruptions in the worship of God and are
threatened with the destruction of their images and altars,
ver. 1, 2, 5, 6, 8.
II. They are charged with corruptions in the administration of the
civil government and are threatened with the ruin of that,
ver. 3, 4, 7. III. They
are charged with imitating the sins of their fathers, and with
security in their own sins, and are threatened with smarting
humbling judgments, ver.
9-11. IV. They are earnestly invited to repent and
reform, and are threatened with ruin if they did not, ver. 12-15.