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Synopsis Home Hosea Chapter 3
Hosea
introduction
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapters 4 and 5
Chapters 6 and 7
Chapter 8
Chapters 9 to 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14

Desolate and helpless, Israel shall later seek thir king

Chapter 3 reveals another detail of the people's history during the time of their rejection, a rejection followed by their return to God. Israel should remain for a long time apart to wait for their God. They should have neither true God nor false god, neither king, nor priest, nor sacrifice; but afterwards they should return, and should seek Jehovah their God, and David their king. That is to say, all Israel should seek the true royalty originally bestowed by God, of which Christ is the fulfilment. They should bow their heart before Jehovah and His goodness in the latter days.

Synopsis by John Darby