1; The prophet threatens Ephraim for their pride and
5; The residue shall be advanced in the kingdom of Christ.
7; He rebukes their error;
9; their untowardness to learn;
14; and their security.
16; Christ the sure foundation is promised.
17; Their security shall be tried.
23; They are incited to the consideration of God's discreet
* A.M. 3279. B.C. 725. the crown.
This chapter begins a new subject, chiefly relating to the
devastations of Israel and Judah by the Assyrian kings. The
ancient Samaria being beautifully situated on the top of a
round hill, and surrounded immediately with a rich valley, and
then a circle of other hills around it, suggested the idea of
a chaplet, or wreath of flowers.
3 Ho 5:5 6:10
7 5:11,22 Pr 23:29 Ho 4:11 7:5 Am 2:8,12 6:6
4 7:8,9 8:4 2Ki 14:25-27 15:29 18:10-12 2Ch 28:6 30:6,7
* overcome. Heb. broken.