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Hosea 1:1
Hosea 1:2
Hosea 1:3
Hosea 1:4
Hosea 1:5
Hosea 1:6
Hosea 1:7
Hosea 1:8
Hosea 1:9
Hosea 1:10
Hosea 1:11

 
Hosea 2:1
Hosea 2:2
Hosea 2:3
Hosea 2:4
Hosea 2:5
Hosea 2:6
Hosea 2:7
Hosea 2:8
Hosea 2:9
Hosea 2:10
Hosea 2:11
Hosea 2:12
Hosea 2:13
Hosea 2:14
Hosea 2:15
Hosea 2:16
Hosea 2:17
Hosea 2:18
Hosea 2:19
Hosea 2:20
Hosea 2:21
Hosea 2:22
Hosea 2:23
Hosea 3:1
Hosea 3:2
Hosea 3:3
Hosea 3:4
Hosea 3:5
Hosea 4:1
Hosea 4:2
Hosea 4:3
Hosea 4:4
Hosea 4:5
Hosea 4:6
Hosea 4:7
Hosea 4:8
Hosea 4:9
Hosea 4:10
Hosea 4:11
Hosea 4:12
Hosea 4:13
Hosea 4:14
Hosea 4:15
Hosea 4:16
Hosea 4:17
Hosea 4:18
Hosea 4:19
Hosea 5:1
Hosea 5:2
Hosea 5:3
Hosea 5:4
Hosea 5:5
Hosea 5:6
Hosea 5:7
Hosea 5:8
Hosea 5:9
Hosea 5:10
Hosea 5:11
Hosea 5:12
Hosea 5:13
Hosea 5:14
Hosea 5:15
Hosea 6:1
Hosea 6:2
Hosea 6:3
Hosea 6:4
Hosea 6:5
Hosea 6:6
Hosea 6:7
Hosea 6:8
Hosea 6:9
Hosea 6:10
Hosea 6:11
Hosea 7:1
Hosea 7:2
Hosea 7:3
Hosea 7:4
Hosea 7:5
Hosea 7:6
Hosea 7:7
Hosea 7:8
Hosea 7:9
Hosea 7:10
Hosea 7:11
Hosea 7:12
Hosea 7:13
Hosea 7:14
Hosea 7:15
Hosea 7:16
Hosea 8:1
Hosea 8:2
Hosea 8:3
Hosea 8:4
Hosea 8:5
Hosea 8:6
Hosea 8:7
Hosea 8:8
Hosea 8:9
Hosea 8:10
Hosea 8:11
Hosea 8:12
Hosea 8:13
Hosea 8:14
Hosea 9:1
Hosea 9:2
Hosea 9:3
Hosea 9:4
Hosea 9:5
Hosea 9:6
Hosea 9:7
Hosea 9:8
Hosea 9:9
Hosea 9:10
Hosea 9:11
Hosea 9:12
Hosea 9:13
Hosea 9:14
Hosea 9:15
Hosea 9:16
Hosea 9:17
Hosea 10:1
Hosea 10:2
Hosea 10:3
Hosea 10:4
Hosea 10:5
Hosea 10:6
Hosea 10:7
Hosea 10:8
Hosea 10:9
Hosea 10:10
Hosea 10:11
Hosea 10:12
Hosea 10:13
Hosea 10:14
Hosea 10:15
Hosea 11:1
Hosea 11:2
Hosea 11:3
Hosea 11:4
Hosea 11:5
Hosea 11:6
Hosea 11:7
Hosea 11:8
Hosea 11:9
Hosea 11:10
Hosea 11:11
Hosea 11:12
Hosea 12:1
Hosea 12:2
Hosea 12:3
Hosea 12:4
Hosea 12:5
Hosea 12:6
Hosea 12:7
Hosea 12:8
Hosea 12:9
Hosea 12:10
Hosea 12:11
Hosea 12:12
Hosea 12:13
Hosea 12:14
Hosea 13:1
Hosea 13:2
Hosea 13:3
Hosea 13:4
Hosea 13:5
Hosea 13:6
Hosea 13:7
Hosea 13:8
Hosea 13:9
Hosea 13:10
Hosea 13:11
Hosea 13:12
Hosea 13:13
Hosea 13:14
Hosea 13:15
Hosea 13:16
Hosea 14:1
Hosea 14:2
Hosea 14:3
Hosea 14:4
Hosea 14:5
Hosea 14:6
Hosea 14:7
Hosea 14:8
Hosea 14:9
 

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Hosea1
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Hosea 5

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Hosea 7
Hosea 8

Hosea 9
Hosea 10

Hosea 11
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Hosea 14

Brian Bell
Calvary Chapel
Murrieta
Word Document
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Hosea1 & 2
Hosea 3
Hosea 4

Hosea 5-6
Hosea 7
Hosea 8-10

Hosea 11-12
Hosea 13-14

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Hosea 1:2-2:1  

Hosea 2:2-23

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Hosea 6f.  

Hosea 8

Hosea 9f.

Hosea 11:12-12:14

Hosea 13

 

John Calvin
Commentary on Hosea

Note: Calvin's prayers are excellent, and are very convicting - Suggestion: Read them aloud, very slowly and as a sincere prayer to the Almighty God. On the other hand the careful Berean (Acts 17:11-note) should be cautious when reading Calvin's comments, for he often interprets passages that in context clearly relate to the literal nation of Israel as if they spoke of the Church. Furthermore, he makes no mention of a future Millennial Reign of Messiah. (See disclaimer)

Hosea 1:1

Hosea 1:2

Prayer Lecture 1

Hosea 1:3, 4

Hosea 1:5

Hosea 1:6

Hosea 1:7

Prayer Lecture 2

Lecture third

Hosea 1:8-9

Hosea 1:10

Hosea 1:11

Prayer Lecture 3

Hosea 2:1

Hosea 2:2

Hosea 2:3

Hosea 2:4-5

Prayer Lecture 4

Lecture fifth

Hosea 2:6

Hosea 2:7

Hosea 2:8

Hosea 2:10-12

Prayer Lecture 5

Lecture sixth

Hosea 2:13

Hosea 2:14

Hosea 2:15

Hosea 2:16

Hosea 2:17

Prayer Lecture 6

Lecture seventh

Hosea 2:18

Hosea 2:19-20

Hosea 2:21-22

Hosea 2:23

Prayer Lecture 7

Lecture eighth

Hosea 3:1

Hosea 3:2-5

Prayer Lecture 8

Lecture ninth

Hosea 4:1-2

Hosea 4:3

Prayer Lecture 9

Lecture tenth

Hosea 4:4

Hosea 4:5

Hosea 4:6

Hosea 4:7

Hosea 4:8

Hosea 4:9-10

Prayer Lecture 10
Lecture eleventh

Hosea 4:11

Hosea 4:12

Hosea 4:13-14

Prayer Lecture 11

Lecture twelfth

Hosea 4:15

Hosea 4:16

Hosea 4:17

Hosea 4:18

Prayer Lecture 12

Lecture thirteenth
Hosea 4:19

Hosea 5:1
Hosea 5:2

Hosea 5:3
Hosea 5:4

Prayer Lecture 13

Lecture fourteenth

Hosea 5:5

Hosea 5:6

Hosea 5:7

Hosea 5:8

Hosea 5:9

Prayer Lecture 14

Lecture fifteenth

Hosea 5:10

Hosea 5:11

Hosea 5:12

Hosea 5:13

Hosea 5:14

Hosea 5:15

Prayer Lecture 15

Lecture sixteenth

Hosea 6:1

Hosea 6:2

Hosea 6:3

Hosea 6:4

Prayer Lecture 16

Lecture seventeenth

Hosea 6:5

Hosea 6:6-7

Hosea 6:8

Hosea 6:9

Hosea 6:10-11

Prayer Lecture 17

Lecture eighteenth

Hosea 7:1

Hosea 7:2

Hosea 7:3

Hosea 7:4

Hosea 7:5

Hosea 7:6

Prayer Lecture 18

Lecture nineteenth

Hosea 7:7

Hosea 7:8

Hosea 7:9

Hosea 7:10

Hosea 7:11-12

Prayer Lecture 19

Lecture twentieth

Hosea 7:13

Hosea 7:14

Hosea 7:15

Hosea 7:16

Hosea 8:1

Prayer Lecture 20

Lecture twenty first

Hosea 8:2-3

Hosea 8:4

Hosea 8:5

Hosea 8:6

Hosea 8:7

Prayer Lecture 21

Lecture twenty second

Hosea 8:8

Hosea 8:9-10

Hosea 8:11

Hosea 8:12

Hosea 8:13

Hosea 8:14

Prayer Lecture 22

Lecture twenty third

Hosea 10:1

Hosea 10:2
Hosea 10:3

Hosea 10:4

Prayer Lecture 26

Lecture twenty seventh

Hosea 10:5

Hosea 10:6

Hosea 10:7

Hosea 10:8

Hosea 10:9

Prayer Lecture 27

Lecture twenty eighth

Hosea 10:10

Hosea 10:11

Hosea 10:12

Hosea 10:13

Hosea 10:14-15

Prayer Lecture 28

Lecture twenty ninth

Hosea 11:1

Hosea 11:2

Hosea 11:3

Hosea 11:4

Hosea 11:5

Prayer Lecture 29

Lecture thirtieth

Hosea 11:6

Hosea 11:7

Hosea 11:8-9

Hosea 11:10-11

Prayer Lecture 30

Lecture thirty first

Hosea 11:12

Hosea 12:1

Hosea 12:2

Hosea 12:3-5

Prayer Lecture 31

Lecture thirty second

Hosea 12:6-7

Prayer Lecture 32

Lecture thirty third

Hosea 12:8

Hosea 12:9

Hosea 12:10

Hosea 12:11

Hosea 12:12-13

Hosea 12:14

Prayer Lecture 33

Hosea 13:1

Hosea 13:2

Hosea 13:3

Hosea 13:4-5

Hosea 13:6

Prayer Lecture 34

Lecture thirty fifth

Hosea 13:7-8

Hosea 13:9-11

Hosea 13:12-13

Prayer Lecture 35

Lecture thirty sixth

Hosea 13:14

Hosea 13:15

Hosea 13:16

Hosea 14:1-2

Prayer Lecture 36

Lecture thirty seventh

Hosea 14:3

Hosea 14:4

Hosea 14:5

Hosea 14:6-7

Prayer Lecture 37

Lecture thirty eighth

Hosea 14:8

Hosea 14:9

Cambridge Bible Commentary
Commentary Notes on Hosea
Indexed by Chapter and Verse
T K Cheyne, 1884
Be cautious (Acts 17:11-note): Does not always interpret the Scripture literally
and sometimes replaces
Israel with the Church (note)

Hosea Introduction
Chronological Table

Hosea 1:1-2 Commentary

Hosea 1:1-2 Commentary

Hosea 1:3-4 Commentary

Hosea 1:5-7 Commentary 

Hosea 1:8-9 Commentary

Hosea 1:10 Commentary

Hosea 1:11 Commentary

Hosea 2:1-2 Commentary

Hosea 2:3-4 Commentary 

Hosea 2:5-7 Commentary 

Hosea 2:8-9 Commentary

Hosea 2:10-12 Commentary 

Hosea 2:13 Commentary

Hosea 2:14 Commentary

Hosea 2:15-16 Commentary

Hosea 2:17-18 Commentary

Hosea 2:19-22 Commentary

Hosea 2:23 Commentary

Hosea 3:1 Commentary

Hosea 3:3 Commentary

Hosea 3:5 Commentary

Hosea 4:1 Commentary

Hosea 4:2-4 Commentary

Hosea 4:5-6 Commentary 

Hosea 4:7 Commentary

Hosea 4:8-11 Commentary

Hosea 4:12 Commentary

Hosea 4:13-15 Commentary

Hosea 4:16-17 Commentary 

Hosea 4:18-19 Commentary

Hosea 5:1 Commentary

Hosea 5:2 Commentary

Hosea 5:3-5 Commentary

Hosea 5:6-8 Commentary

Hosea 5:11-13 Commentary

Hosea 5:14-15 Commentary

Hosea 6:1-2 Commentary
Hosea 6:3 Commentary
 
Hosea 6:4 Commentary

Hosea 6:5-11 Commentary

Hosea 6:1-2 Commentary

Hosea 6:4 Commentary

Hosea 6:5-6 Commentary

Hosea 6:7-9 Commentary

Hosea 6:10-11 Commentary

Hosea 7:1-2 Commentary

Hosea 7:3-6 Commentary

Hosea 7:7-9 Commentary

Hosea 7:10-12 Commentary

Hosea 7:13-16 Commentary

Hosea 8:1 Commentary

Hosea 8:2-4 Commentary

Hosea 8:5-7 Commentary

Hosea 8:8-10 Commentary

Hosea 8:11-12 Commentary

Hosea 8:13 Commentary

Hosea 8:14 Commentary

Hosea 9:1 Commentary

Hosea 9:2-4 Commentary

Hosea 9:5-6 Commentary

Hosea 9:7-8 Commentary

Hosea 9:9-10 Commentary

Hosea 9:11-12 Commentary

Hosea 9:13-14 Commentary

Hosea 9:15-16 Commentary

Hosea 10:1 Commentary

Hosea 10:2-3 Commentary

Hosea 10:4-5 Commentary

Hosea 10:6-7 Commentary

Hosea 10:8-10 Commentary

Hosea 10:11-12 Commentary

Hosea 10:13-14 Commentary

Hosea 10:15 Commentary

Hosea 11:1-3 Commentary

Hosea 11:4-5 Commentary

Hosea 11:6-8 Commentary

Hosea 11:9-10 Commentary

Hosea 11:11-12 Commentary

Hosea 12:1-3 Commentary

Hosea 12:4-6 Commentary

Hosea 12:7-9 Commentary

Hosea 12:10-11 Commentary

Hosea 12:12 Commentary

Hosea 12:13-14 Commentary

Hosea 13:1 Commentary

Hosea 13:2 Commentary

Hosea 13:3 Commentary

Hosea 13:4-7 Commentary

Hosea 13:8-9 Commentary

Hosea 13:11-12 Commentary

Hosea 13:14 Commentary

Hosea 13:15-16 Commentary

Hosea 14:1-3 Commentary 

Hosea 14:5 Commentary

Hosea 14:6-8 Commentary

Hosea 14:9 Commentary

Adam Clarke
Commentary on Hosea
Be cautious (Acts 17:11-note): Does not always interpret the Scripture literally
and sometimes replaces
Israel with the Church (note)

Hosea 1
Hosea 2
Hosea 3
Hosea 4
Hosea 5

Hosea 6
Hosea 7
Hosea 8
Hosea 9
Hosea 10

Hosea 11
Hosea 12
Hosea 13
Hosea 14

Thomas Constable
Expository Notes on Hosea
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Expository Commentary Notes

Ron Daniel
Sermon Notes on Hosea
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Hosea 1-3
Hosea 4
Hosea 5-10

Hosea 11-14

Arnold Fruchtenbaum
Israelology - Commentary on Israel
Note: This resource is listed because it has numerous
commentary notes that relate to the OT Prophetic Books

Israelology: Part 1 of 6  Introduction: Definition of Terms
Israelology: Part 2 of 6  Israel Present (Note: Article begins on Page 2)
Israelology: Part 3 of 6  Israel Present (Continued)
Israelology: Part 4 of 6 - Israel Future (Part One)
Israelology: Part 5 of 6 - Israel Future (Part Two)
Israelology: Part 6 of 6 Other Relevant Topics - Illustrations of Israel (including marriage)

A C Gaebelein
Commentary on Hosea
ca. 1912
Conservative, Literal Interpretation
Recommended

Introduction
Division of Hosea


I. The Rejection of Israel as an Adulterous Wife and Her Future Reception and Restoration - Hosea 1-3

 

Hosea 1 - Israel's Sin and Promise of Restoration

Hosea 1:1 The Introduction
Hosea 1:2-5 The Prophet's Marriage and Birth of Jezreel
Hosea 1:6-7 The Birth of Lo-Ruhamah
Hosea 1:8-9 The Birth of Lo-Ammi
Hosea 1:10-11 The Future Restoration

 

Hosea 2 - Appeal and Punishment for Unfaithfulness the Resumed Relationship

Hosea 2:1-5 The Appeal and Complaint
Hosea 2:6-13 The Punishment for Unfaithfulness
Hosea 2:14-23 The Resumed Relationship and Its Great Blessing

 

Hosea 3 - Israel's Past, Present and Future

Hosea 3:1-3 The Past

Hosea 3:4 The Present

Hosea 3:5 The Future


II. The Messages of Expostulation, Judgment and Mercy - Hosea 4–14

 

Hosea 4 - The Lord's Controversy with His People

Hosea 4:1-5 The Condition of the People

Hosea 4:6-11 The Loss of Their Relation

Hosea 4:12-19 Israel's Idolatry

 

Hosea 5-6:3 - The Message to the Priests, the People and the Royal House. Judgment, Affliction and the Future Return

Hosea 5:1-7 The Message of Rebuke

Hosea 5:8-15 The Judgment Announced

Hosea 6:1-3 The Future Return and the Blessing

 

Hosea 6:4-11 Divine Mourning Over Ephraim and Judah

Hosea 6:4-6 What Shall I Do to Thee?

Hosea 6:7-11 Their Transgressions

 

Hosea 7: The Moral Depravity of Israel

Hosea 7:1-7 Their Moral Depravity
Hosea 7:8-16 Mingling with Heathen Nations

 

Hosea 8-9:9: The Apostasy is Followed by Judgment

Hosea 8:1-7 The Judgment Announced
Hosea 8:8-14 The Apostasy Which Resulted in Judgment
Hosea 9:1-9 Warning Against Self Security

 

Hosea 9:10-11:11: Retrospect. Israel's Failure and Ruin

Hosea 9:10-17 Israel Once Beloved Now Fugitive Wanderers
Hosea 10:1-11 Their Guilt and Punishment
Hosea 10:12-15 Exhortation and Rebuke

Hosea 11:1-11 The Mercy of a Merciful God

 

Hosea 11:12-12:2: The Indictment

Hosea 11:12-12:2 Ephraim's Indictment
Hosea 12:3-6 Remembrance of the Past
Hosea 12:7-14 What Israel Had Become

 

Hosea 13: Ephraim's Ruin and Judgment

Hosea 13:1-8 Ruin and Judgment
Hosea 13:9-11 It is Thy Destruction, O Israel
Hosea 13:12-14 Mercy to Follow Wrath

Hosea 13:15-16 The Desolation of the Nearing Judgment

 

Hosea 14: The Return and the Glorious Redemption

Hosea 14:1-3 The Exhortation to Return
Hosea 14:5-9 The Glorious Redemption

John Gill
Commentary on Hosea
Caution is advised
(Acts 17:11-note): Does not always interpret the Scripture literally
and all too often spiritualizes the text and replaces
Israel with the Church (note)

Comments on the Commentary: John Gill unfortunately all too often offers a non-literal interpretation in the Old Testament (especially the prophetic books) as shown in the following example from Hosea 14:6 where "his" ("his shadow...his renown") from the context of the preceding verse (Hos 14:5) clearly refers to the literal nation of Israel. Gill writes that in Ho 14:6 "his shoots will sprout" refers to "the propagation of the church of God and the interest of Christ in the world". Yet there is nothing in the context that allows for the identification of "his" as the "church of God" (See Tony Garland's article on the Rise of Allegorical Interpretation). Comments of this ilk can be very misleading and cause one to completely miss God's one intended meaning of the passage! John Calvin, Matthew Henry and Adam Clarke are other older commentators who exhibit a similar propensity to allegorize the OT references to the literal nation of Israel as references to the New Testament church. These commentaries have some good material (Gill frequently injects interesting comments by Jewish writers)  but clearly must be approached with a Berean mindset (Acts 17:11-note). The best rule to apply to the interpretation of these OT passages is to remember the maxim that if the plain sense of the text (the literal sense) makes good sense, seek to make no other sense lest it turn out to be nonsense!

Hosea 1
Hosea 2
Hosea 3
Hosea 4

Hosea 5
Hosea 6
Hosea 7
Hosea 8
Hosea 9

Hosea 10
Hosea 11
Hosea 12
Hosea 13
Hosea 14

Doug Goins
Sermons on Hosea
Peninsula Bible Church
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Hosea 1:1-2:1 God's Grace As Confrontation
Hosea 2:2-13 The Sin Of Syncretism
Hosea 2:14-23 Songs Of Hope In Valleys Of Despair
Hosea 3:1-5 Redeeming Love
Hosea 4:1-10 How Can I Really Know God?
Hosea 4:11-19 Are You Proud Of Your Stubborn Streak?
Hosea 5:1-15 Does God Play Favorites?
Hosea 6:1-11 Is Our Repentance For Real?
Hosea 6:11-7:16 Pictures Of God's Disappointment
Hosea 8:1-14  The Forgotten Father
Hosea 9:1-10:15 The Judgments Of God
Hosea 11:1-12:14  God's Tough Love At Work
Hosea 13:1-16 The Rejected Help Of God
Hosea 14:1-9; How To Return To The Lord

David Guzik
Commentary on Hosea
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Hosea 1
Hosea 2
Hosea 3
Hosea 4
Hosea 5
Hosea 6
Hosea 7
Hosea 8
Hosea 9
Hosea 10
Hosea 11
Hosea 12
Hosea 13
Hosea 14

Hymns Related
to Hosea
Cyberhymnal

Hosea 1:10 Numberless as the Sands

Hosea 3:5 Behold, the Heathen Waits to Know

Hosea 4:1 Our Guilt Do We Confess Today

Hosea 4:6 Long Have I Sat Beneath the Sound

Hosea 6:2 Kindly Spring Again Is Here

Hosea 6:3 Follow On

Hosea 9:13 God Made Me for Him­self

Hosea 10:12 Here from the World We Turn

Hosea 10:12 Sowing with Song and Prayer

Hosea 11:4 Blest Be the Tie That Binds

Hosea 11:4 I’ve Found a Friend

Hosea 11:4 Keep Me Ever Close to Thee

Hosea 13:14 Father of Heaven

Hosea 13:!4 There’s a Hill Lone and Grey

Hosea 14:9 Oh, It Is Hard to Work for God

Ebenezer Henderson
Commentary on Hosea
from "The Book of the Twelve Minor Prophets"
(originally published 1845)
General Preface

James Rosscup writes "This 1858 work supplies much help on matters of the text, word meaning, resolving some problems, etc. Some have found it one of the most contributive sources in getting at what a text means." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

Introduction
Hosea 1
Hosea 2
Hosea 3
Hosea 4

Hosea 5
Hosea 6
Hosea 7
Hosea 8
Hosea 9

Hosea 10
Hosea 11
Hosea 12
Hosea 13
Hosea 14

Matthew Henry
Commentary on Hosea
Be cautious (Acts 17:11-note): Does not always interpret the Scripture literally
and sometimes replaces
Israel with the Church (note)
(Click example of his interpretative approach which is often allegorical) (Or another example)

Introduction
Hosea 1
Hosea 2
Hosea 3
Hosea 4
Hosea 5
Hosea 6
Hosea 7
Hosea 8
Hosea 9
Hosea 10
Hosea 11
Hosea 12
Hosea 13
Hosea 14

Jamieson, Fausset, Brown
Commentary Critical and Explanatory
on the Whole Bible
Hosea
One of the more literal older commentaries

Introduction
Hosea 1
Hosea 2
Hosea 3
Hosea 4
Hosea 5
Hosea 6
Hosea 7
Hosea 8
Hosea 9
Hosea 10
Hosea 11
Hosea 12
Hosea 13
Hosea 14

S Lewis Johnson
Sermon/Commentary Notes on Hosea
Mp3, Pdf, MS Word, HTML
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Hosea 1:1-3 The Pedagogy of Biography

Hosea 1:3-2:1 The Panorama of Divine Love

Hosea 2:2-15 The Pained Appeal of a Forgotten God

Hosea 2:16-23 Israel and God's Eternal Love

Hosea 3:1-5 Transcendent Love, or The Return of the Adulteress

Hosea 4:1-19 The Saving Power of Theology

Hosea 5:1-15 God Withdrawn

Hosea 6:1-11 God Dismayed

Hosea 7:1-16 The Blessedness of Grey Hair

Hosea 8:1-14 The Tragedy of a Forgotten God

Hosea 9:1-17 Hosea on Human Nature

Hosea 10:1-15 The Danger of the Divided Heart

Hosea 11:1-11 Eternal Love: Anguishing, Yet Vanquishing

Hosea 11:12-14 Hosea on Jacob and His Seed

Hosea 13:1-16 Idolatry, Old and New Responsiveness of the Word

Hosea 14:1-9 God's Free Love

Keil & Delitzsch
Commentary on the Old Testament  on Hosea

See caveat regarding this commentary

James Rosscup writes that "This is the best older, overall treatment of a critical nature on the Old Testament Hebrew text verse by verse and is a good standard work to buy. The student can buy parts or the whole of this series. Sometimes it is evangelical, at other times liberal ideas enter." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos Format)

HOSEA-MALACHI or alternate site Hosea
Another Resource Below by Chapter

Introduction to the 12 Minor Prophets

 

Introduction

 

I. Hosea 1-3 Israel's Adultery

Hosea 1:2-2:3 Israel the Adulteress and Her Children

Hosea 2:2-23 Chastisement of Idolatrous Israel and its Conversion and Final Restoration

Hosea 3 The Adulteress and Her Fresh Marriage

 

II. Hosea 4-14 The Ungodliness of Israel: Its Punishment & Final Deliverance

A. Hosea 4-6:3 The Depravity of Israel and its Exposure to Punishment

Hosea 4 The Sins of Israel and the Visitation of God

Hosea 5-6:3 The Judgment
Hosea 6:1-3

 

B Hosea 6:4-11:11 The Ripeness of Israel for the Judgment of Destruction

Hosea 6:4-7:16 The Incurableness of the Corruption

Hosea 7:1-7
Hosea 7:8-16
Hosea 8-9:9 The Judgment Consequent Upon Apostasy

Hosea 9:1-9 Warning Against False Security

Hosea 9:10-11:11 The Degeneracy of Israel and Ruin of its Kingdom
Hosea 10:1-8
Hosea 10:9-15

Hosea 11:1-11

 

C. Hosea 12-14 Israel's Apostasy and God's Fidelity

Hosea 11:12-Hosea 12 - Israel's Degeneracy into Canaanitish Ways
Hosea 12:1-14

Hosea 13-14:1 Israel's Deep Fall

Hosea 14 Israel's Conversion and Pardon

S Franklin Logsdon
Commentary on Hosea
People Who Forgot God
1959

The Divine Diagnosis (Intro to Hosea)

Hosea 1 The Symbol of an Unfaithful Wife

Hosea 2 The Strain Upon Divine Patience

Hosea 3 The Interlude of Love

Hosea 4 The Controversy of the Lord

Hosea 5 The Day of Rebuke

Hosea 6:3-11 The Horrible Discovery

Hosea 7 The Heartlessness of the People

Hosea 8 The Ultimate of Forgetfulness

Hosea 9 The Superficial Joy of the People

Hosea 10 The Vine That Withered

Hosea 11 The Reminiscence of the LORD

Hosea 12 The Balances of Deceit

Hosea 13 The Epitaph of Self-Destruction

Prophetic Glimpses of Recovery

Hosea 14 The Remedy and Ultimate Recovery

Alexander Maclaren
Sermons on Hosea
Who is Alexander Maclaren (1826-1910)?

Hosea 2:15 The Valley of Achor

Hosea 4:17 Let Him Alone

Hosea 5:13 Physicians of No Value

Hosea 10:1-15 Fruit Which is Death

Hosea 13:9 Destruction and Help

Hosea 14:1-9 Israel Returning

Hosea 14:5-6 The Dew and the Plants

J Vernon McGee
Thru the Bible
Commentary on Hosea

Mp3 Audio
Click to listen or
Right click and select "Save Target as"
Conservative, Literal Interpretation
Recommended
Complete Commentary of Hosea on one zip file

Hosea Intro
Hosea The Prophet

Hosea Theme

Hosea 1 Intro

Hosea 1:1-2 Commentary

Hosea 1:3-6 Commentary

Hosea 1:7-11 Commentary
 
Hosea 2:1-3 Com
mentary
Hosea 2:4-5Commentary
 
Hosea 2:6-13 Commentary
 
Hosea 2:14-15 Commentary

Hosea 2:16 Commentary
 
Hosea 2:17-18 Commentary

Hosea 2:19-23 Commentary

Hosea 3:1-2 Commentary

Hosea 3:3 Commentary

Hosea 3:4 Commentary

Hosea 3:5 Commentary

Hosea 4 Intro Commentary

Hosea 4:1-2 Commentary

Hosea 4:3-6 Commentary

Hosea 4:7 Commentary
 
Hosea 4:8-11 Commentary

Hosea 4:12-15 Commentary

Hosea 4:16-19 Commentary

Hosea 5:1 Commentary

Hosea 5:2-4 Commentary

Hosea 5:5-10 Commentary
Hosea 5:11-15 Commentary
Hosea 6:1-2 Commentary
Hosea 6:3 Commentary
 
Hosea 6:4 Commentary

Hosea 6:5-11 Commentary

Hosea 7:1 Commentary
Hosea 7:2-5 Commentary

Hosea 7:6-7 Commentary

Hosea 7:8-16 Commentary

Hosea 8:1-4 Commentary

Hosea 8:5-7 Commentary

Hosea 8:8-11 Commentary

Hosea 8:12-14 Commentary

Hosea 9:1 Commentary

Hosea 9:2-6 Commentary

Hosea 9:7 Commentary

Hosea 9:8-10 Commentary

Hosea 9:11-17 Commentary

Hosea 10:1 Commentary

Hosea 10:2-4 Commentary

Hosea 10:5-11 Commentary

Hosea 10:12-15..>

Hosea 11:1 Commentary

Hosea 11:2-7 Commentary

Hosea 11:8-12 Commentary

Hosea 12 Commentary

Hosea 13 Commentary

Hosea 14 Commentary
 

F B Meyer
Our Daily Homily
Devotional Commentary
 on Hosea

Hosea 1:3

Hosea 2:15

Hosea 3:5

Hosea 4:1,3

Hosea 5:15

Hosea 6:3

Hosea 7:9

Hosea 8:12

Hosea 9:8

Hosea 10:12

Hosea 11:3

Hosea 12:3

Hosea 13:14

Hosea 14:8

Henry Morris
Defender's Study Bible Notes
Conservative, Literal, Futuristic Interpretation
Recommended

Hosea 1

Hosea 2

Hosea 3

Hosea 4

Hosea 5

Hosea 6

Hosea 7

Hosea 8

Hosea 9

Hosea 10

Hosea 11

Hosea 12

Hosea 13

Hosea 14

Homiletical Commentary
on the Minor prophets
Commentary on Hosea
Multiple Contributors (Spurgeon, Luther, Gurnall, Trapp, etc)
Homiletics , Illustrations
Interesting Resource (eg, 24 pages of notes on Hosea 2)
Be a Berean - Not Always Literal
Introduction

Hosea 1 Critical Notes
Hosea 1:1 The First Communication
Hosea 1:2 The Symbolic Language
Hosea 1:3-9 The Three Judgments
Hosea 1:6-7 Judgment and Mercy
Hosea 1:8-9 A Cast Off People
Hosea 1:10-11 The Good Time Coming
Hosea 1 Illustrations to Chapter 1

 

Hosea 2 Critical Notes
Hosea 2:1-5 Filial Expostulation
Hosea 2:6-7 The Unsuccessful Pursuit
Hosea 2:5-7 The Backslider's Way Hedged Up
Hosea 2:8,9 God Dishonored in His Gifts to Men
Hosea 2:10 The Exposure of Folly
Hosea 2:11 Mirth Turned into Mourning
Hosea 2:12, 13 Prosperity Turned into Adversity
Hosea 2:14-16 Restoration to God
Hosea 2:17-20 The Good Time Coming
Hosea 2:21-23 The Universe Governed in the Interests of Humanity
Hosea 2 Illustrations to Chapter 2

 

Hosea 3 Critical Notes
Hosea 3:1-5 The Wondrous Love
Hosea 3 Fear the Lord and His Goodness
Hosea 3 Illustrations to Chapter 3

 

Hosea 4 Critical Notes

Hosea 4:1-5 God's Controversy with a Guilty People
Hosea 4:3-5 A Terrible Deprivation
Hosea 4:6 Ignorance of God: A Warning to the People & the Priests
Hosea 4:7-9 The Danger of Worldly Prosperity
Hosea 4:10-14 Sinful Indulgence
Hosea 4:15-17 The Doom of Some a Warning to Others
Hosea 4:18,19 The Bitterness and the Punishment of Sin

Hosea 4 Illustrations to Chapter 4

 

Hosea 5 Critical Notes

Hosea 5:1-3 National Sins and Divine Detection
Hosea 5:4 The Power of Evil Habits
Hosea 5:5-7 God Testifying Against Man
Hosea 5:8-11 An Earnest Ministry the Want of the Times
Hosea 5:12 Destruction Slow and Sure
Hosea 5:13 National Sickness and Spurious Remedies
Hosea 5:14,15 Destruction Open and Violent

Hosea 5 Illustrations to Chapter 5

 

Hosea 6 Critical Notes

Hosea 6:1-3 National Amendment
Hosea 6:1 Man's Highest Social Action
Hosea 6:4,5 Justice or Mercy?
Hosea 6:6 Mercy Not Sacrifice
Hosea 6:7 Covenant Breakers
Hosea 6:8-11 A Sad Transformation

Hosea 6 Illustrations to Chapter 6

 

Hosea 7 Critical Notes

Hosea 7:1 A Sad Discovery
Hosea 7:2 Encircled in Sin
Hosea 7:4-7 Sin a Furnace of Fire
Hosea 7:8, 9 The Church Endangered and Injured by Worldly Association
Hosea 7:11-13 The Silliness of the Sinner
Hosea 7:12 The Fowler of Retribution
Hosea 7:13 Man's Weal and Woe
Hosea 7:14 The Howling of Distress
Hosea 7:15, 16 The Ungrateful Return

Hosea 7 Illustrations to Chapter 7

 

Hosea 8 Critical Notes
Hosea 8:1 A Corrupt Church
Hosea 8:2 Vain Religion
Hosea 8:3-5 Forsaking Good and Pursuing Evil the Surest Way to Ruin!
Hosea 8:5,6 Idolatry: Its Origin, Effects and Destiny
Hosea 8:7,8 A Picture of Ungodly Life
Hosea 8:9, 10 The Folly of Worldly Alliance
Hosea 8:11-13 Aggravated Guilt
Hosea 8:11-12 Perversion of Worship
Hosea 8:14 Castles of False Security

Hosea 8 Illustrations to Chapter 8

 

Hosea 9 Critical Notes

Hosea 9:1-4 The Sinner's Life a Joyless Life
Hosea 9:5 The Solemn Days of Life
Hosea 9:6, 7 A Sad Picture
Hosea 9:7-9 Days of Visitation
Hosea 9:10 Honoured and Dishonoured
Hosea 9:10 Separated Unto Shame
Hosea 9:11-14 The Glory and Grief of a People
Hosea 9:15-17 Great Wickedness and Great Punishment

Hosea 9 Illustrations to Chapter 9

 

Hosea 10 Critical Notes

Hosea 10:1-4 The Abuse of Outward Prosperity
Hosea 10:4 Perjury Joined to Hypocrisy
Hosea 10:5-8 The Vanity of Earthly Glory
Hosea 10:9 Death Sometimes Preferable to Life
Hosea 10:9,10 Imitating the Sins and Suffering the Punishment of Others
Hosea 10:11 Seeking to Enjoy the Comforts and Refusing the Duties of Religion
Hosea 10:12, 13 The Call to Reformation of Life
Hosea 10:14, 15 The Evil of Evils

Hosea 10 Illustrations to Chapter 10

 

Hosea 11 Critical Notes

Hosea 11:1-4 God's Paternal Care and Man's Ungrateful Return
Hosea 11:5,6 The Short-Sighted Policy of Sinners
Hosea 11:7 Bent on Backsliding
Hosea 11:8, 9 Divine Justice and Divine Mercy in Apparent Conflict for the Sinner
Hosea 11:10, 11 The Penitent's Return to God
Hosea 11:12 The True and the False Worshippers
Hosea 11 Illustrations to Chapter 11

 

Hosea 12 Critical Notes

Hosea 12:1 Feeding Upon the Wind!
Hosea 12:3, 4 Imitating Examples of Progenitors
Hosea 12:5 The Memorial Name
Hosea 12:6 True Conversion to God
Hosea 12:7-9 Prosperity Unlawfully Gained and Abused Will Be Taken Away by God
Hosea 12:10 God's Method of Teaching the People
Hosea 12:11-14 Sins Reproved by the Virtues of Progenitors and Punished by the Providence of God

Hosea 12 Illustrations to Chapter 12

 

Hosea 13 Critical Notes

Hosea 13:1-3 Self-Estimation the Measure of Religious Influence
Hosea 13:4 God the Only Saviour
Hosea 13:4 No Saviour Beside God
Hosea 13:5 Help in the Exigencies of Life
Hosea 13:5-8 Divine Goodness Turned Into Divine Wrath
Hosea 13:9 Moral Suicide and Divine Help
Hosea 13:10, 11 God the Only King
Hosea 13:12, 13 Iniquity Reserved for Future Punishment
Hosea 13:14 The Great Conquest
Hosea 13:15, 16 Earthly Fountains of Enjoyments Fail

Hosea 13 Illustrations to Chapter 13

 

Hosea 14 Critical Notes

Hosea 14:1-3 Real Conversion to God Described
Hosea 14:4 Health and Divine Favor
Hosea 14:4 Grace Abounding
Hosea 14:5-7 Reviving Grace
Hosea 14:8 God in Relation to a Converted People
Hosea 14:9 The Ways of God and the Destinies of Man

Hosea 14 Illustrations to Chapter 14

Miscellaneous Resources
Commentaries, Sermons, Devotionals
 on Hosea

HOSEA-RESOURCES
GENERAL

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Hosea 111 And Matthew 215 -- By John H. Sailhamer

The Prophet Hosea His Marriage And Message -- By John H. Johansen

Exegetical Notes Hosea 910-17 -- By Stephen G. Burnett

The Literary Structure Of Hosea 1-3 -- By Charles H. Silva

Literary Features in the Book of Hosea -- By Charles H. Silva

Portraits from a Prophet’s Portfolio Hosea 4 -- By Richard D. Patterson

The Theological Center of the Book of Hosea -- By David B. Wyrtzen

The New Covenant and Paul’s Quotations from Hosea in Romans 925–26 -- By J. Paul Tanner

The Prophecy Of Hosea -- By W. E. Crane

Hos 913 And The Integrity Of The Masoretic Tradition In The Prophecy Of Hosea -- By Thomas Edward McComiskey

The Literary Structure Of Hosea 4–8 -- By Charles H. Silva

Paul’s Use of the Old Testament in Romans 925-26 -- By John A. Battle, Jr.

The Prophets and the Promise - 433 Page Book W J Beecher
The Commanding Importance of the Prophetic Scriptures Charles Feinberg

An Introduction to Hosea

Duane Garrett
Hosea - An Overview Grace Institute
The Minor Prophets Hampton Keathley, III

Precept Helps on Hosea Lessons 1-4

Louisiana Precept
Hosea -Intro, Date, Setting, Themes, Interpretative Challenges, Outline
When were the Bible books written?
John MacArthur
Recommended
An Introduction to the Book of Hosea
An Argument of the Book of Hosea
David Malick
Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah - study Middletown Bible
Minor Prophets - Book Introduction
Hosea and Joel - Introductory Notes, Outlines
J Vernon McGee

G Campbell Morgan's devotional/practical thoughts make good fodder for sermon preparation!

Hosea - Living Messages

G Campbell Morgan
The Messianic Hope of Israel - The Witness of Hosea (see page 1) Max I Reich

The Use of the OT in the Book of Hosea

Mark Rooker

Analysis of Hosea - Well Done

James Van Dine

HOSEA-RESOURCES
COMMENTARIES AND SERMONS

Minor Prophets Study Guide - Questions/Lessons Learned Don Anderson
Hosea Commentary William Kelly
Hosea Sermon Notes Rich Cathers
Be a Berean - Not always a literal interpretation. Caveat Emptor!
Hosea - Commentary for English Readers

Hosea 1 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 2 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 3 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 4 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 5 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 6 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 7 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 8 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 9 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 10 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 11 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 12 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 13 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 14 Commentary for English Readers
C J Ellicott
Hosea: Return to God Easy English
Concise Bible Commentary on Hosea James Gray

Hosea Commentary

Hampton Keathley IV
Keil and Delitzsch Commentary on Hosea Keil and Delitzsch
Hosea - Defender's Study Bible Notes (recommended) Henry Morris
Hosea - 13 Sermon Messages - Audio only Phil Newton
Hosea - Call Me Husband, Not Baal John Piper
Jonah and Hosea - Well Done John Stevenson
Undying Love— The Story of Hosea and Gomer Richard L. Strauss

Amos, Hosea, Jonah and Micah - Be very discerning: Utley is Amillennial and replaces Israel with the Church. Why listed? Because he has well done grammatical (word and phrase studies) and interesting historical comments (eg, see page 45 "Fertility Worship of the Ancient Near East") (See Related Resources: Millennium; Israel of God)

Bob Utley

HOSEA-RESOURCES
CHAPTER & VERSE

Hosea 1-3 Marriages That Make It Robert Morgan
Hosea 1:1-9, 3:1-3 Mark Adams
Hosea 2:15 Hope and Comfort Usually Follow Genuine Humiliation and Repentance Jonathan Edwards
Hosea 1-3 Love That Will Not Let Me Go P G Matthew
Hosea 2:1-7 The Rugged Road to Repentance John Stevenson
Hosea 3:1-5 God is Love Don Robinson
Hosea 3:1-5 Illustrations Brian Bell
Hosea 4-7 The Prophetic Denunciation of Religion in Hosea 4-7 M. Daniel Carroll
Hosea 4:12 Divination by Rods Manners and Customs
James Freeman
Hosea 4:16 Matthew Henry
Hosea 5:15 God Makes Men Sensible of Their Misery Before He Reveals his Mercy and Love Jonathan Edwards
Hosea 6:1-2 The Invitation To Contrition Alan Carr
Hosea 6:4-6 Love's Lasting Loyalty John Stevenson
Hosea 7:12 Snares for Birds Manners and Customs
James Freeman
Hosea 8:7 Reaping the Whirlwind Illustration
Hosea 11:1-4 God's Lasting Love John Stevenson
Hosea 11:4 The Yoke
Hosea 13:3 The Chimney
Manners and Customs
James Freeman
Hosea 14:1-9 The Divine Prescription P G Matthew
Hosea 14:8 Illustration

Net Bible Notes
Hosea Commentary Notes
Conservative, Literal Interpretation
Recommended
Links open chapter
Net Commentary Notes at bottom
Includes Art and Hymns

Hosea 1 Commentary
Hosea 2 Commentary
Hosea 3 Commentary
Hosea 4 Commentary
Hosea 5 Commentary
Hosea 6 Commentary
Hosea 7 Commentary
Hosea 8 Commentary
Hosea 9 Commentary
Hosea 10 Commentary
Hosea 11 Commentary
Hosea 12 Commentary
Hosea 13 Commentary
Hosea 14 Commentary

Phil Newton
Hosea Commentary Notes
Conservative, Literal Interpretation
Only Mp3 Available

Hosea 1:1-11 Unfaithfulness Revealed
Hosea 2:1-13 Our Faithful God - No Audio

Hosea 2:14-23 Grace Upon Grace
Hosea 3:1-5 Conquering Love, Part 1
Hosea 3:1-5  Conquering Love, Part 2
Hosea 4:1-19 The Root of the Problem
Hosea 5:1-15 When God is a Lion
Hosea 6:1-11 God's Delight in Loyalty and Knowledge
Hosea 7:1-16 Half-Baked Repentance
Hosea 8:1-14 Sow the Wind - Reap the Whirlwind
Hosea 9:1-17 When God is Against You
Hosea 10:1-10 Unraveling False Religion
Hosea 10:11-15 Breaking Up the Fallow Ground
Hosea 10:11-15 Remembering God's Love
Hosea 11:1-11 Mercies Spurned
Hosea 11:12-12:14 Divine Reminders
Hosea 13:1-14:9 A Call to Return

Our Daily Bread
Devotionals  on Hosea
Radio Bible Class

Hosea 1

Hosea 2:14

Hosea 6:1

Hosea 6:6

Hosea 7:8,10

Hosea 7:8-12

Hosea 10:12

Hosea 11

Hosea 11:1-7

Hosea 11:1-11

Hosea 11:1-12

Hosea 11:1-12

Hosea 11:4

Hosea 11:8

Hosea 11:8

Hosea 13:1-8

Hosea 14:2

Hosea 14:4

Hosea 14:5

Richard D Patterson
An Exegetical Commentary: Hosea
Conservative, Literal Interpretation
Recommended

Introduction to Hosea: Historical Context

Introduction to Hosea: Literary and Theological Context

Hosea 1-2:1 Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea 2:2-23 Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea 3:1-5 Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea 4:1-19 Perspectives on Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea 5:1-15 Perspectives on Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea 6:1-7:16 Perspectives on Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea 8:1-8:14 Further Charges against Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea 9:1-9:17 Further Charges against Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea 10:1-10:15 Further Charges against Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea 11:12-12:14 Concluding Considerations RE Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea 13:1-16 Concluding Considerations RE Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea 14:1-10 Concluding Considerations RE Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea’s Use of Reversal

Mark Perkins
Commentary Notes on Hosea
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Old Testament History Outline
Prophets and Prophesying

Hosea - Introduction


Hosea 1:1
Hosea 1:2-4
Hosea 1:5-9
Hosea 1:10,11

Hosea 2:1-5
Hosea 2:6-8
Hosea 2:9-11
Hosea 2:12,13
Hosea 2:14-17
Hosea 2:18-20
Hosea 2:21-23

Hosea 3:1-5

Hosea 4:1-5
Hosea 4:6-12
Hosea 4:12-14
Hosea 4:15-19

Hosea 5:1-7

Hosea 5:8-15
Hosea 6:1-3
Hosea 6:4-7
Hosea 6:8-11

Hosea 7:1-4
Hosea 7:5-10
Hosea 7:11-16

Hosea 8:1-4
Hosea 8:5-7
Hosea 8:8-14

Hosea 9:1-9
Hosea 9:10-17

Hosea 10:1-4
Hosea 10:5-8
Hosea 10:9-15

Hosea 11:1-12

Hosea 12:1-14

Hosea 13:1-16

Hosea 14:1-9

Pulpit Commentary
Hosea Commentary
Be cautious (Acts 17:11-note): Does not always interpret the Scripture literally
and sometimes replaces
Israel with the Church (note)

Introduction

Index to Homilies

Hosea 1 Commentary
Hosea 2 Commentary
Hosea 3 Commentary
Hosea 4 Commentary
Hosea 5 Commentary
Hosea 6 Commentary

Hosea 7 Commentary
Hosea 8 Commentary
Hosea 9 Commentary
Hosea 10 Commentary
Hosea 11 Commentary
Hosea 12 Commentary
Hosea 13 Commentary
Hosea 14 Commentary

Edward B Pusey
Commentary on Hosea
The Minor Prophets"
(originally published 1860)
General Introduction

James Rosscup writes "This work originally appeared in 1860. The present publication is set up in two columns to the page with the text of the Authorized Version reproduced at the top. Scripture references, Hebrew words, and other citations are relegated to the bottom of the page. The work is detailed and analytical in nature. Introduction, background and explanation of the Hebrew are quite helpful. Pusey holds to the grammatical-historical type of interpretation until he gets into sections dealing with the future of Israel, and here Israel becomes the church in the amillennial vein." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos Format)

Introduction  

Hosea 1 Commentary
Hosea 2 Commentary
Hosea 3 Commentary
Hosea 4 Commentary
Hosea 5 Commentary
Hosea 6 Commentary

Hosea 7 Commentary
Hosea 8 Commentary
Hosea 9 Commentary
Hosea 10 Commentary
Hosea 11 Commentary
Hosea 12 Commentary
Hosea 13 Commentary
Hosea 14 Commentary

Arend Remmers
The Prophet Hosea
The Annotated Bible
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Author and Time of Writing

Purpose of Writing

Peculiarities

Overview of Contents

C I Scofield
Brief Commentary Notes on Hosea
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Introduction
Hosea 1
Hosea 2

Hosea 7

Hosea 10
Hosea 11

Hosea 12
Hosea 13

Charles Simeon
Sermon on Hosea
Horae Homileticae
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

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Hosea 2:6,7 God Corrects and Reclaims His People
Hosea 2:14, 15 God's Dealings with Penitents
Hosea 2:19, 10 God Betrothing Us to Himself
Hosea 3:5 The Restoration of the Jews

Hosea 4:6 Ignorance Destructive

Hosea 4:16 The Evil and Danger of Backsliding
Hosea 4:17 The Danger of Spiritual Idolatry
Hosea 5:4 The Extent and Causes of Men's Supineness
Hosea 5:5 The Danger of Pride
Hosea 5:13 The Folly of Creature Confidence
Hosea 5:15 Spiritual Desertion
Hosea 6:1 Characteristic Marks of True Penitence
Hosea 6:3 The Effects of Diligence in Religion
Hosea 6:4 Man's Instability and God's Forbearance

Hosea 6:6 Mercy Before Sacrifice
Hosea 6:7 Our Transgressions of the Covenant

Hosea 7:2 The Folly of Inconsideration

Hosea 7:8,9 Causes and Symptoms of Spiritual Decay

Hosea 7:13 Guilt and Danger of an Unconverted State

Hosea 7:14 Prayers of Unregenerate Men Considered

Hosea 8:2,3 The Danger of False Confidence

Hosea 8:5 Extent of Christian Innocence

Hosea 8:7 The Consequences of Sin

Hosea 8:12 Men's Disregard of the Gospel

Hosea 9:12 Misery of a Deserted People

Hosea 10:1 Bring Forth Fruit to Ourselves
Hosea 10:12 The Duty of Seeking God
Hosea 11:1 Christ Called Out of Egypt
Hosea 11:4 Manner in Which God Draws His People
Hosea 11:7-9 God's Compassion

Hosea 12:3, 4, 6 Jacob Wrestling with the Angel

Hosea 13:4 Jehovah Alone Deserving of Our Fear or Confidence
Hosea 13:9 Help in Christ for Self-Destroyed Sinners

Hosea 14:1-3 Directions for an Acceptable Approach to God
Hosea 14:4 The Blessings that Penitents May Expect
Hosea 14:5-7 The Fruits of God's Favor
Hosea 14:8 God's Notice of Penitents
Hosea 14:9 Spiritual Knowledge Peculiar to God's People

Chuck Smith
Sermon/Commentary Notes on Hosea

Calvary Chapel
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Hosea 2:8-9 Misused Gifts

Hosea 4:1-3 God's Controversy

Hosea 8:7 Reaping the Whirlwind

Hosea 8:7 Life at Seed Time

Hosea 8:7 What Shall the Harvest Be?

Hosea 10:1-2 The Divided Heart

Hosea 10:12 Time to Seek the Lord

Hosea 10:12 Time to Seek the Lord - 2

Hosea 10:12 Time to Seek the Lord - 3

Hosea 12:2-4

Hosea 12:2-5 Victory Through Defeat

Hosea 12:3-4 Prevailing With God

Hosea 12:3-4 Power With God

Hosea 12:10 I Have Spoken

Hosea 12:10 How God Speaks

Hosea 13:9 God Our Help

 

Thru the Bible Series
Brief Commentary Notes

Hosea 1-4

Hosea 5-9

Hosea 10-14

George A Smith
Commentary on Hosea
The Expositor's Bible
1903
Preface
The Book of the Twelve
The Prophet in Early Israel
The Eighth Century in Israel
Influence of Assyria Upon Prophecy

James Rosscup writes "Though old this is well-written and often cited, with many good statements on spiritual truths. Users will find much that is worthwhile, and sometimes may disagree, as when he sees the Jonah account as allegorical (Ed: See Tony Garland's article on the Rise of Allegorical Interpretation)." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos Format)

Introduction  

The Problem that Amos Left
Hosea 1-3 The Story of the Prodigal Wife
Hosea 4-14 The Thick Night of Israel
Hosea 4-7:7 A People in Decay: 1. Morally
Hosea 4  The Lord's Quarrel with Israel
Hosea 5:1-14 Priests and Princes Fail
Hosea 5:15-72 Repentance Fails
Hosea 7:3-7 Wickedness in High Places
Hosea 7-10 A People in Decay: 2. Politically
Hosea 7:8-8:3 The Confusion of the Nation
Hosea 8:4-13 Artificial Kings and Artificial Gods
Hosea 9:1-9 The Effects of Exile
Hosea 9:10-17 The Corruption that is Through Lust
Hosea 10 Once More: Puppet-Kings and Puppet-Gods
Hosea 11 The Fatherhood and Humanity of God
Hosea 12-14:1 The Final Argument
Hosea 12 The People and Their Father Jacob
Hosea 13:14:1 The Last Judgment
Hosea 14:2-19 I Will Be As the Dew
The Knowledge of God: Hosea Passim
Repentance: Hosea Passim
The Sin Against Love - Hosea 1-3, 4:11ff; 9:10ff, 11:8f

Speaker's Commentary
Commentary on Hosea
Be cautious (Acts 17:11-note): Does not always interpret the Scripture literally
and sometimes replaces
Israel with the Church (note)

HOSEA 1

Hosea Introduction

Hosea 1:1-2 Commentary
Hosea 1:2, 6 Explanatory Note

Hosea 1:3 Commentary

Hosea 1:4 Commentary

Hosea 1:5-6 Commentary
Hosea 1:6 Explanatory Note

Hosea 1:7-9 Commentary

Hosea 1:10-11 Commentary

 

HOSEA 2

Hosea 2:1-3 Commentary

Hosea 2:4-7 Commentary

Hosea 2:8-10 Commentary

Hosea 2:11-13 Commentary

Hosea 2:14-15 Commentary

Hosea 2:16-18 Commentary

Hosea 2:19-22 Commentary

Hosea 2:23 Commentary

 

HOSEA 3

Hosea 3:1 Commentary

Hosea 3:2-4 Commentary

Hosea 3:2 Explanatory Note

Hosea 3:5 Commentary

Hosea 3:2 Explanatory Note

 

HOSEA 4

Hosea 4:1 Commentary

Hosea 4:2-4 Commentary

Hosea 4:4 Explanatory Note

Hosea 4:5-7 Commentary
Hosea 4:5 Explanatory Note

Hosea 4:8-11 Commentary

Hosea 4:8 Explanatory Note

Hosea 4:12-13 Commentary

Hosea 4:14-15 Commentary

Hosea 4:16-18 Commentary

Hosea 4:18 Explanatory Note

 

HOSEA 5

Hosea 5:1 Commentary

Hosea 5:2-5 Commentary

Hosea 5:2 Explanatory Note
Hosea 5:5 Explanatory Note
Hosea 5:6-7 Commentary

Hosea 5:8-11 Commentary

Hosea 5:11 Explanatory Note
Hosea 5:12-13 Commentary

Hosea 5:14-15 Commentary

 

HOSEA 6

Hosea 6:1-2 Commentary

Hosea 6:3 Commentary

Hosea 6:3 Explanatory Note

Hosea 6:4-6 Commentary

Hosea 6:4, 5 Explanatory Notes

Hosea 6:7-9 Commentary

Hosea 6:7, 9 Explanatory Notes

Hosea 6:10-11 Commentary

 

HOSEA 7

Hosea 7:1-4 Commentary

Hosea 7:5-6 Commentary

Hosea 7:4-6 Explanatory Notes

Hosea 7:7-9 Commentary

Hosea 7:10-14 Commentary

Hosea 7:14 Explanatory Note

Hosea 7:15-16 Commentary

HOSEA 8

Hosea 8:1 Commentary

Hosea 8:2-5 Commentary

Hosea 8:6-7 Commentary
Hosea 8:6 Explanatory Note

Hosea 8:8-10 Commentary

Hosea 8:11-14 Commentary

Hosea 8:13 Explanatory Note

 

HOSEA 9

Hosea 9:1 Commentary

Hosea 9:2-4 Commentary

Hosea 9:5 Commentary

Hosea 9:6-8 Commentary

Hosea 9:8 Explanatory Note

Hosea 9:9-11 Commentary

Hosea 9:12-14 Commentary

Hosea 9:8 Explanatory Note

Hosea 9:15-17 Commentary

 

HOSEA 10

Hosea 10:1-3 Commentary

Hosea 10:4-5 Commentary
Hosea 10:4 Explanatory Note

Hosea 10:6-8 Commentary

Hosea 10:9-11 Commentary
Hosea 10:10 Explanatory Note

Hosea 10:12-13 Commentary

Hosea 10:14-15 Commentary
Hosea 10:14 Explanatory Note

 

HOSEA 11

Hosea 11:1 Commentary

Hosea 11:2-3 Commentary

Hosea 11:4-6 Commentary

Hosea 11:7-9 Commentary

Hosea 11:10-12 Commentary

Hosea 11:12 Explanatory Note

 

HOSEA 12

Hosea 12:1-2 Commentary

Hosea 12:3,4 Commentary

Hosea 12:3 Explanatory Note

Hosea 12:5-7 Commentary

Hosea 12:8-10 Commentary

Hosea 12:11-13 Commentary

Hosea 12:14 Commentary

 

HOSEA 13

Hosea 13:1-2 Commentary

Hosea 13:3-6 Commentary

Hosea 13:7-10 Commentary

Hosea 13:11-14 Commentary

Hosea 13:14, 15 Explanatory Notes

Hosea 13:15-16 Commentary

 

HOSEA 14

Hosea 14:1-4 Commentary

Hosea 14:5-7 Commentary

Hosea 14:8-9 Commentary

 

C H Spurgeon
Devotionals  on Hosea
Morning and Evening
Faith's Checkbook

Hosea 1:7

Hosea 1:10

Hosea 2:14

Hosea 2:16-17

Hosea 2:18

Hosea 2:19-20

Hosea 3:1

Hosea 5:1

Hosea 5:7

Hosea 6:1

Hosea 6:3

Hosea 7:8

Hosea 10:12

Hosea 11:4

Hosea 11:9

Hosea 12:12

Hosea 13:5

Hosea 14:1

Hosea 14:3

Hosea 14:4

Hosea 14:8

C H Spurgeon
Sermon Notes on Hosea
Expositions

Hosea 2:6-7 Ways Hedged Up - Sermon Notes

Hosea 2:14. Strange Ways of Love - Sermon Notes

Hosea 2:23 A People Who were no People - Sermon Notes

Hosea 8:7  What will the Harvest Be?  - Sermon Notes

Hosea 10:2 Heart-Disease - Sermon Notes

Hosea 10:12 The Stroke of the Clock - Sermon Notes

Hosea 13:10 Theocracy - Sermon Notes

Hosea 2:5-23 Exposition

Hosea 2:6 -23 Exposition

Hosea 11 Exposition

Hosea 11 Exposition

Hosea 13:1-14 Exposition

Hosea 13:1-9 Exposition

Hosea 14 Exposition

Hosea 14 Exposition

Hosea 14 Exposition

C H Spurgeon
All of Spurgeon's sermons
on Hosea

Hosea 1:7 The LORD's Own Salvation

Hosea 2:5-7 The Backslider's Way Hedged Up

Hosea 2:8-9 The Unknown Giver and the Misused Gifts

Hosea 2:14 Strange Ways of Love - Html

Hosea 2:14: Strange Dispensations and Matchless Consolations

Hosea 2:15: A Door of Hope

Hosea 2:15 The Backslider's Door of Hope - Html

Hosea 2:16, 17: The Climax of God's Love

Hosea 2:23: God's People, or Not God's People

Hosea 3:5 A Fear to Be Desired

Hosea 3:5 The Silken Fetter

Hosea 4:17: Let Him Alone

Hosea 5:13 A Caution For Sin-Sick Souls

Hosea 5:15 The Present Crisis
Hosea 6:1-2 Our Miseries, Messengers of Mercy

Hosea 6:1-2 Reasons For Turning to the Lord

Hosea 6:3 The Blessings of Following On

Hosea 6:3-4 Constancy and Inconstancy - A Contrast

Hosea 6:4-5 The Rough Hewer

Hosea 7:9 Grey Hairs

Hosea 7:11 A Silly Dove

Hosea 8:1-2 The Minister's Trumpet-Blast and Church-Member's Warning

Hosea 8:7 What Shall the Harvest Be?

Hosea 8:12 The Bible

Hosea 10:2. The Divided Heart

Hosea 10:2 A Divided Heart

Hosea 10:12: An Urgent Necessity

Hosea 10:12 The Duty of the Present Hour

Hosea 10:12 Sow to Yourselves

Hosea 11:3 Heaven's Nurse Children

Hosea 11:4 Bands of Love

Hosea 11:4 Silken Cords

Hosea 11:9 "God, and Not Man"--What Does it Mean?

Hosea 12:10 Everybody's Sermon

Hosea 13:6: Forgetting God

Hosea 13:9 Self-Destroyed, Yet Saved

Hosea 13:10 Theocracy

Hosea 13:10 Consolation From Resurrection

Hosea 14:1-3 The Joyous Return

Hosea 14:3 The Orphan's Father

Hosea 14:4 Grace Abounding

Hosea 14:4 Backsliding Healed
Hosea 14:6 The Beauty of the Olive Tree

Hosea 14:5-7 Grace Reviving Israel

Hosea 14:8 The Great Change
Hosea 14:8 Where to Find Fruit

Hosea 14:8 Idols Abolished

Ray Stedman
 on Hosea
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

God Persists
Hosea: The Prophet And The Prostitute

 

 

DISCLAIMER: Before you consult commentaries, sermons or other resources, first consult the Word of God, studying the Scriptures diligently (2Ti 2:15-note) and inductively (See inductive Bible study) in dependence on your Teacher, the Holy Spirit, Who Jesus promised would guide us into all truth (John 16:13).
 

THOUGHTS ON
INTERPRETATION
OF PROPHETIC BOOKS

 

In regard to the OT Prophetic books such as Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, and the 12 "Minor" Prophets, remember that the most accurate interpretation is derived by applying the following principles:

 

(1) Read the Scripture literally (unless the text is clearly figurative, e.g., Jesus said "I am the door..." Jn 10:9). If one interprets a text symbolically (allegorically, figuratively, spiritualizing) when that text makes good sense literally, one potentially opens themselves to the danger of inaccurate interpretation, for then the question arises as to who's "symbolic" interpretation is correct and how imaginative one should be in evaluating a "supposed symbol"? Many of the commentaries and sermons on the OT prophetic books unfortunately are replete with non-literal interpretations (except when it comes to Messianic Passages, which are usually interpreted literally). Therefore the watchword when reading any commentary on Old Testament prophecy is caveat emptor ("buyer beware"). Read all commentaries like the Bereans (Acts 17:11-note).

 

(2) Study the context which is always "king" in interpretation (don't take verses out of context.)

 

(3) Passages addressed to Israel should be interpreted as directed to the literal nation of Israel and should not be interpreted as addressed to the NT Church, an entity not mentioned in the Old Testament. The promises of Jehovah to the nation of Israel (e.g., see Millennial Promises) remain valid (Jer 31:35, 36, 37, Nu 23:19, Lk 21:33) and have not been passed on to the NT Church because Israel has "defaulted" (See study Israel of God). Remember that while Scripture has only one correct interpretation, there can be many legitimate applications (See Application), and therefore the OT prophetic books are extremely applicable in the lives of NT believers.

 

(4) Scripture is always the best commentary on Scripture. While an attempt has been made to list resources that adhere to these basic interpretative guidelines, not all the works listed in these collections have been read in detail. Therefore should you discover a resource you feel is conservative and/or orthodox, please email your concerns.

 

Related Resources:

 

Inductive Bible Study - Guidelines to Assure Accurate Interpretation

Inductive Bible Study Interpretation of Prophetic Scripture

Interpretative Views of the Revelation of Jesus Christ
Allegorical Interpretation - Tony Garland
Interpreting Symbols - Tony Garland
Basic Considerations in Interpreting Prophecy - John Walvoord

Millennium - Biblical descriptions of this time on earth, primarily from the OT prophets

 


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