An Analysis of Hosea, 11:9-12 The verses of Hosea 11:9-12, talks about the divinity of God and God’s capacity be a father figure. Hosea is a call to arms by God that corruption is afoot. The passages are as follows: I will not execute my fierce anger; I will not again destroy Ephraim Fr I am God and no mortal, The holy one in your midst, And I will not come in wrath (11:9) They shall go after the Lord Who roars like a lion; When he roars, His children shall come trembling from the west. (11:10) They shall come trembling like birds from Egypt, And like does from the land of Assyria; And I will return them to their homes says the Lord. (11:11) Ephraim has surrounded me with lies, And the house of Israel with deceit; But Judah still walks...The end:
.....le should be afraid of God, and God impels the people of Israel to see this and recognize his great power. The use of the lion in conjunction to God’s paternal warnings is another way God uses metaphor to show that he is a force to be reckoned with and has powers beyond human capability. Works Cited Orr, James. The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Volume 3. USA: The Howard- Severance Company, 1915. Cook, Frederick Charles. Volume 2 of the Holy Bible, According to the Authorized Version (A.D. 1611) with an Explanation and Critical Commentary. USA: Scribner & Armstrong, 1873. Works Cited Hanke, Paul R. Isagogical Study of the Book of Hosea. Mankato Pastoral Conference, 1984. Constable, Dr. Thomas L. Notes on Hosea. 2009 Edition.