Hosea 6:2

Hebrew Bible

1 Come on! Let’s return to the Lord. He himself has torn us to pieces, but he will heal us! He has injured us, but he will bandage our wounds! 2 He will restore us in a very short time; he will heal us in a little while, so that we may live in his presence. 3 So let us search for him! Let us seek to know the Lord! He will come to our rescue as certainly as the appearance of the dawn,as certainly as the winter rain comes, as certainly as the spring rain that waters the land.

Jonathan Hosea 6:2


They will say to Him and we will return to the table of the LORD, for He is the one who provides and nourishes, and the one who brings bounty to us, may He continue to bless us. He will give us life in the days of consolations that will come; on the day of the resurrection of the dead he will raise us up and we shall live before him. And we will diligently seek to know the fear of the LORD, like the morning light that shines brightly on its path, and may He give us strength, like the rain that strengthens the earth.

 Notes and References

"... In its original context, there is little reason to doubt that Hos 6:2 is a reference to the restoration and healing of Israel, and not the resurrection of the dead. In later interpretation, however, probably beginning with the LXX and culminating in the targumic translation, the text was taken to describe the resurrection. W. Edward Glenny notes that for “early readers of the LXX, who were reading Hosea 6:2 in its context, the verse would be understood first of all to refer to the Lord’s restoration of his people, Israel, to himself and the nation’s resurrection back to life after a period, hopefully short (‘the third day’), of his chastisement of them.” He also admits, however, that the combination of “the third day,” “we will rise up” and “we will live” “suggest the resurrection of the dead in Hosea 6:2.” This implies that early readers of the LXX could have interpreted 6:2 to refer to resurrection, and this is reflected in later Jewish interpretation of the passage ..."

Cook, John G. Raised on the Third Day According to the Scriptures: Hosea 6:2 in Jewish Tradition (pp. 188-211) Brill, 2019

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