Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal
us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.||
(6:2) "After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up,
and we shall live in his sight."|
This may be the verse referred to in Luke 18:31-33 and 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. However, Hosea 6:2 refers to
the people living at the time (hence "us") and therefore cannot be
fulfilled by the death and resurrection of Jesus.
After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up,
and we shall live in his sight.
Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is
prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the
latter and former rain unto the earth.
O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee?
for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away.||
Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the
words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth.||
(6:5) "I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the
words of my mouth."
For I desired mercy, and
not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.||
"I desired mercy, and not sacrifice."
Is God merciful?
Does God desire animal sacrifices?
But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt
treacherously against me.
Gilead is a city of them that work iniquity, and is polluted with blood.||
(6:9-10) More lewdness and whoredom.
And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder
in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.||
(6:9) "They commit lewdness."
I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom
of Ephraim, Israel is defiled.||
(6:10) "There is the whoredom of Ephraim."
Also, O Judah, he hath set an harvest for thee, when I returned the
captivity of my people.