Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference NotesScofield's Notes

Hosea 1

Verse 9

my people

"My people" is an expression used in the O.T. exclusively of Israel the nation. It is never used of the patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Matthew 2:6.

Verse 10


"Israel" in Hosea means the ten tribes forming the northern kingdom as distinguished from "Judah" (the tribes of Judah and Benjamin) forming the southern kingdom which adhered to the Davidic family. (See) 1 Kings 12:1-21. The promise of verse 10 awaits fulfilment. See "Israel" ; Genesis 12:2; Genesis 12:3; Romans 11:26.

Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Hosea 1". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.