3 But Israel has rejected what is good; an enemy will pursue him.

Other Translations of Hosea 8:3

King James Version

3 Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.

English Standard Version

3 Israel has spurned the good; the enemy shall pursue him.

The Message

3 Israel will have nothing to do with what's good, and now the enemy is after them.

New King James Version

3 Israel has rejected the good; The enemy will pursue him.

New Living Translation

3 But it is too late. The people of Israel have rejected what is good, and now their enemies will chase after them.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Hosea 8:3

Commentary on Hosea 8:1-4

(Read Hosea 8:1-4)

When Israel was hard pressed, they would claim protection from God, but this would be disregarded. What stead will it stand in to say, My God, I know thee, if we cannot say, My God, I love thee, serve thee, and cleave to thee only?