Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.
They will return in fear and trembling like birds from Egypt, like doves from Assyria, and I will settle them in their homes," declares the Lord.
Old and new wine take away the understanding of my people.
A man who commits adultery with a woman lacks wisdom, whoever does it destroys his own life.
The one who refuses correction despises himself, but whoever hears reproof acquires understanding.
When Ephraim saw his sickness and Judah saw his wound, then Ephraim turned to Assyria, and begged its great king for help. But he will not be able to heal you! He cannot cure your wound!
Israel will be swallowed up among the nations; they will be like a worthless piece of pottery.
They will not remain in the Lord's land. Ephraim will return to Egypt; they will eat ritually unclean food in Assyria.
Ephraim continually feeds on the wind; he chases the east wind all day; he multiplies lies and violence. They make treaties with Assyria, and send olive oil as tribute to Egypt.
Assyria cannot save us; we will not ride warhorses. We will never again say, 'Our gods' to what our own hands have made. For only you will show compassion to Orphan Israel!"
2 Kings 15:19
Pul king of Assyria invaded the land, and Menahem paid him a thousand talents of silver to gain his support and to solidify his control of the kingdom.
2 Kings 17:3
King Shalmaneser of Assyria threatened him; Hoshea became his subject and paid him tribute.
"The rebellious children are as good as dead," says the Lord, "those who make plans without consulting me, who form alliances without consulting my Spirit, and thereby compound their sin.
Those who go down to Egypt for help are as good as dead, those who rely on war horses, and trust in Egypt's many chariots and in their many, many horsemen. But they do not rely on the Holy One of Israel and do not seek help from the Lord.
What good will it do you then to go down to Egypt to seek help from the Egyptians? What good will it do you to go over to Assyria to seek help from the Assyrians?
Oholah was the name of the older and Oholibah the name of her younger sister. They became mine, and gave birth to sons and daughters. Oholah is Samaria and Oholibah is Jerusalem.
since he is a double-minded individual, unstable in all his ways.