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Do not rejoice, Israel, with jubilation like the nations!
For you have prostituted yourself, forsaking your God.
You love the wages of a prostitute
at every threshing floor. Bible

“Do not rejoice, Israel, with jubilation like the nations!” Israel was worshipping pagan gods, and attributed to them the blessings that actually came from Yahweh (Hos. 2:5, 8), and so they rejoiced “like the nations” at the grain harvest, honoring pagan gods.

“You love the wages of a prostitute at every threshing floor.” A prostitute could be paid with grain, and God is saying that Israel committed prostitution (used for adultery here) against Him and served pagan gods expecting to be paid by a bountiful harvest.


Commentary for: Hosea 9:1