“return.” That is, return to the land of Israel (see commentary on Jer. 32:37).
“David.” Here in Hosea 3:5, the Messiah is called “David.” This is the figure of speech antonomasia, “name change,” where a person is called by a name other than his or her own name in order to import characteristics from the other person. The Messiah is called “David” in Ezekiel 34:23, 24; 37:24, 25, as well as Jeremiah 30:9 and here in Hosea 3:5. [For a more complete explanation of the Messiah being called “David,” see commentary on Ezekiel 34:23].