5 You stumble day and night, and the prophets stumble with you. So I will destroy your mother-

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Hosea 4:5

Commentary on Hosea 4:1-5

(Read Hosea 4:1-5)

Hosea reproves for immorality, as well as idolatry. There was no truth, mercy, or knowledge of God in the land: it was full of murders, 2 Kings 21:16. Therefore calamities were near, which would desolate the country. Our sins, as separate persons, as a family, as a neighbourhood, as a nation, cause the Lord to have a controversy with us; let us submit and humble ourselves before Him, that he may not go on to destroy.