Afterward the children of Israel will return and seek Yahweh their God, and David their king, and will come with trembling to Yahweh and to his blessings in the last days. Bible see other translations

“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].

Commentary for: Hosea 3:5