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The Jewish Study Bible Contextualizes the Hebrew Bible with accompanying scholarly text on Jewish traditions and history.

Chapter 10

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1Israel is a ravaged vine And its fruit is like it. When his fruit was plentiful, He made altars aplenty; When his land was bountiful, Cult pillars abounded. 2Now that his boughs a Cf. 2 Sam. 18.14 , where the word is rendered “thick growth.” are broken up, He feels his guilt; He himself pulls apart his altars, Smashes his pillars. 3Truly, now they say, “We have no king; For, since we do not fear the LORD, What can a king do to us?” 4So they conclude agreements and make covenants With false oaths, And justice b‐ Cf. Amos 6.12 ; lit. “breaks out like poison weeds.” degenerates into poison weeds, Breaking out ‐b Cf. Amos 6.12 ; lit. “breaks out like poison weeds.” on the furrows of the fields. 5The inhabitants of Samaria fear For the calf of Beth‐aven; c See note i at 4.15 . Indeed, its people and priestlings, d‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain. Whose joy it once was, ‐d Meaning of Heb. uncertain. Mourn over it for the glory That is departed from it. 6It too shall be brought to Assyria As tribute to a patron e See note c at 5.13 . king; Ephraim shall be chagrined, Israel shall be dismayed Because of his plans. f Emendation yields “image,” referring to the calf. 7Samaria's monarchy g The Heb. verb agrees with this word, not with “Samaria.” is vanishing Like foam upon water, 8Ruined shall be the shrines of [Beth‐]aven, c See note i at 4.15 . That sin of Israel. Thorns and thistles Shall grow on their altars. They shall call to the mountains, “Bury us!” To the hills, “Fall on us!” 9You have sinned more, O Israel, Than in the days of Gibeah. h See note at 9.9 . d‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain. There they stand [as] at Gibeah! Shall they not be overtaken By a war upon scoundrels 10As peoples gather against them? ‐d Meaning of Heb. uncertain. When I chose [them], I broke them in, Harnessing them for two furrows. 11Ephraim became a trained heifer, But preferred to thresh; I a‐ Lit. “passed over the comeliness of its neck.” placed a yoke Upon her sleek neck. ‐a Lit. “passed over the comeliness of its neck.” I will make Ephraim b‐ Taking rkb in the sense of the Arabic krb. do advance plowing; ‐b Taking rkb in the sense of the Arabic krb. Judah c Emendation yields “Israel.” shall do [main] plowing! Jacob shall do final plowing! 12“Sow righteousness for yourselves; Reap d‐ Lit. “according to.” the fruits of ‐d Lit. “according to.” goodness; Break for yourselves betimes fresh ground Of seeking the LORD, So that you may obtain e‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain; Septuagint reads “the fruits.” a teacher ‐e Meaning of Heb. uncertain; Septuagint reads “the fruits.” of righteousness.” 13You have plowed wickedness, You have reaped iniquity— [And] you shall eat the fruits of treachery— Because you relied on your way, f Septuagint reads “chariots.” On your host of warriors. 14But the din of war shall arise in your own people, And all your fortresses shall be ravaged As Beth‐arbel was ravaged by Shalman g Perhaps identical with the Shallum of 2 Kings 15.10 ff.; cf. the atrocities of Shallum’s rival, ibid., v. 16 . On a day of battle, When mothers and babes were dashed to death together. 15This h‐ Emendation yields “will I do to you, O House of Israel.” is what Bethel has done to you ‐h Emendation yields “will I do to you, O House of Israel.” For your horrible wickedness: i‐ Meaning, perhaps, “swiftly as the dawn”; cf. v. 7 above, “like foam upon water.” At dawn ‐i Meaning, perhaps, “swiftly as the dawn”; cf. v. 7 above, “like foam upon water.” shall Israel's monarchy Utterly perish.

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a Cf. 2 Sam. 18.14 , where the word is rendered “thick growth.”

b‐b Cf. Amos 6.12 ; lit. “breaks out like poison weeds.”

c See note i at 4.15 .

d‐d Meaning of Heb. uncertain.

e See note c at 5.13 .

f Emendation yields “image,” referring to the calf.

g The Heb. verb agrees with this word, not with “Samaria.”

h See note at 9.9 .

a‐a Lit. “passed over the comeliness of its neck.”

b‐b Taking rkb in the sense of the Arabic krb.

c Emendation yields “Israel.”

d‐d Lit. “according to.”

e‐e Meaning of Heb. uncertain; Septuagint reads “the fruits.”

f Septuagint reads “chariots.”

g Perhaps identical with the Shallum of 2 Kings 15.10 ff.; cf. the atrocities of Shallum’s rival, ibid., v. 16 .

h‐h Emendation yields “will I do to you, O House of Israel.”

i‐i Meaning, perhaps, “swiftly as the dawn”; cf. v. 7 above, “like foam upon water.”

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