Hosea 12 Commentary

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Hosea 12:1-6

Hosea calls Israel and Judah to learn from the life of Jacob to mature from manipulation and deceit, and instead persist in seeking God’s blessing.

Hosea 12:7-11

The LORD exposes Israel’s wickedness, where a pagan culture of deception and violence had taken the place of God’s command to love and respect their neighbors.

Hosea 12:12-14

Hosea draws more lessons from the life of Jacob to urge Israel to remember how God has delivered Jacob and his descendants through His prophets. Because Israel fails to listen to God’s warning, he will suffer the consequences of his sins.