Homiletical Commentary
on the Minor prophets
Commentary on Hosea
Multiple Contributors such as
C. H. Spurgeon, Martin Luther, William Gurnall


Hosea 1 Critical Notes
Hosea 1:1 The First Communication
Hosea 1:2 The Symbolic Language
Hosea 1:3-9 The Three Judgments
Hosea 1:6-7 Judgment and Mercy
Hosea 1:8-9 A Cast Off People
Hosea 1:10-11 The Good Time Coming
Hosea 1 Illustrations to Chapter 1


Hosea 2 Critical Notes
Hosea 2:1-5 Filial Expostulation
Hosea 2:6-7 The Unsuccessful Pursuit
Hosea 2:5-7 The Backslider's Way Hedged Up
Hosea 2:8,9 God Dishonored in His Gifts to Men
Hosea 2:10 The Exposure of Folly
Hosea 2:11 Mirth Turned into Mourning
Hosea 2:12, 13 Prosperity Turned into Adversity
Hosea 2:14-16 Restoration to God
Hosea 2:17-20 The Good Time Coming
Hosea 2:21-23 The Universe Governed in the Interests of Humanity
Hosea 2 Illustrations to Chapter 2


Hosea 3 Critical Notes
Hosea 3:1-5 The Wondrous Love
Hosea 3 Fear the Lord and His Goodness
Hosea 3 Illustrations to Chapter 3


Hosea 4 Critical Notes

Hosea 4:1-5 God's Controversy with a Guilty People
Hosea 4:3-5 A Terrible Deprivation
Hosea 4:6 Ignorance of God: A Warning to the People & the Priests
Hosea 4:7-9 The Danger of Worldly Prosperity
Hosea 4:10-14 Sinful Indulgence
Hosea 4:15-17 The Doom of Some a Warning to Others
Hosea 4:18,19 The Bitterness and the Punishment of Sin

Hosea 4 Illustrations to Chapter 4


Hosea 5 Critical Notes

Hosea 5:1-3 National Sins and Divine Detection
Hosea 5:4 The Power of Evil Habits
Hosea 5:5-7 God Testifying Against Man
Hosea 5:8-11 An Earnest Ministry the Want of the Times
Hosea 5:12 Destruction Slow and Sure
Hosea 5:13 National Sickness and Spurious Remedies
Hosea 5:14,15 Destruction Open and Violent

Hosea 5 Illustrations to Chapter 5


Hosea 6 Critical Notes

Hosea 6:1-3 National Amendment
Hosea 6:1 Man's Highest Social Action
Hosea 6:4,5 Justice or Mercy?
Hosea 6:6 Mercy Not Sacrifice
Hosea 6:7 Covenant Breakers
Hosea 6:8-11 A Sad Transformation

Hosea 6 Illustrations to Chapter 6


Hosea 7 Critical Notes

Hosea 7:1 A Sad Discovery
Hosea 7:2 Encircled in Sin
Hosea 7:4-7 Sin a Furnace of Fire
Hosea 7:8, 9 The Church Endangered and Injured by Worldly Association
Hosea 7:11-13 The Silliness of the Sinner
Hosea 7:12 The Fowler of Retribution
Hosea 7:13 Man's Weal and Woe
Hosea 7:14 The Howling of Distress
Hosea 7:15, 16 The Ungrateful Return

Hosea 7 Illustrations to Chapter 7


Hosea 8 Critical Notes
Hosea 8:1 A Corrupt Church
Hosea 8:2 Vain Religion
Hosea 8:3-5 Forsaking Good and Pursuing Evil the Surest Way to Ruin!
Hosea 8:5,6 Idolatry: Its Origin, Effects and Destiny
Hosea 8:7,8 A Picture of Ungodly Life
Hosea 8:9, 10 The Folly of Worldly Alliance
Hosea 8:11-13 Aggravated Guilt
Hosea 8:11-12 Perversion of Worship
Hosea 8:14 Castles of False Security

Hosea 8 Illustrations to Chapter 8


Hosea 9 Critical Notes

Hosea 9:1-4 The Sinner's Life a Joyless Life
Hosea 9:5 The Solemn Days of Life
Hosea 9:6, 7 A Sad Picture
Hosea 9:7-9 Days of Visitation
Hosea 9:10 Honoured and Dishonoured
Hosea 9:10 Separated Unto Shame
Hosea 9:11-14 The Glory and Grief of a People
Hosea 9:15-17 Great Wickedness and Great Punishment

Hosea 9 Illustrations to Chapter 9


Hosea 10 Critical Notes

Hosea 10:1-4 The Abuse of Outward Prosperity
Hosea 10:4 Perjury Joined to Hypocrisy
Hosea 10:5-8 The Vanity of Earthly Glory
Hosea 10:9 Death Sometimes Preferable to Life
Hosea 10:9,10 Imitating the Sins and Suffering the Punishment of Others
Hosea 10:11 Seeking to Enjoy the Comforts and Refusing the Duties of Religion
Hosea 10:12, 13 The Call to Reformation of Life
Hosea 10:14, 15 The Evil of Evils

Hosea 10 Illustrations to Chapter 10


Hosea 11 Critical Notes

Hosea 11:1-4 God's Paternal Care and Man's Ungrateful Return
Hosea 11:5,6 The Short-Sighted Policy of Sinners
Hosea 11:7 Bent on Backsliding
Hosea 11:8, 9 Divine Justice and Divine Mercy in Apparent Conflict for the Sinner
Hosea 11:10, 11 The Penitent's Return to God
Hosea 11:12 The True and the False Worshippers
Hosea 11 Illustrations to Chapter 11


Hosea 12 Critical Notes

Hosea 12:1 Feeding Upon the Wind!
Hosea 12:3, 4 Imitating Examples of Progenitors
Hosea 12:5 The Memorial Name
Hosea 12:6 True Conversion to God
Hosea 12:7-9 Prosperity Unlawfully Gained and Abused Will Be Taken Away by God
Hosea 12:10 God's Method of Teaching the People
Hosea 12:11-14 Sins Reproved by the Virtues of Progenitors and Punished by the Providence of God

Hosea 12 Illustrations to Chapter 12


Hosea 13 Critical Notes

Hosea 13:1-3 Self-Estimation the Measure of Religious Influence
Hosea 13:4 God the Only Saviour
Hosea 13:4 No Saviour Beside God
Hosea 13:5 Help in the Exigencies of Life
Hosea 13:5-8 Divine Goodness Turned Into Divine Wrath
Hosea 13:9 Moral Suicide and Divine Help
Hosea 13:10, 11 God the Only King
Hosea 13:12, 13 Iniquity Reserved for Future Punishment
Hosea 13:14 The Great Conquest
Hosea 13:15, 16 Earthly Fountains of Enjoyments Fail

Hosea 13 Illustrations to Chapter 13


Hosea 14 Critical Notes

Hosea 14:1-3 Real Conversion to God Described
Hosea 14:4 Health and Divine Favor
Hosea 14:4 Grace Abounding
Hosea 14:5-7 Reviving Grace
Hosea 14:8 God in Relation to a Converted People
Hosea 14:9 The Ways of God and the Destinies of Man

Hosea 14 Illustrations to Chapter 14