BIG BIRD DISPUTE

Hosea 8:1


"Set the trumpet to your lips, for a vulture is over the house of the Lord, because they have broken my covenant and transgressed my law." RSV


ASet the trumpet to your lips! One like a vulture is over the house of the Lord, because they have broken my covenant, and transgressed my law.@ NRSV


"Set the trumpet to thy mouth, He shall come as an eagle against the house of the Lord, because they have transgressed against my law." KJ


“Set the trumpet to your mouth! He shall come like an eagle against the house of the Lord, Because they have transgressed My covenant, And rebelled against My law.” NKJ


"SOUND THE ALARM! They are coming! Like a vulture, the enemy descends upon the people of God because they have broken the treaty and revolted against my laws." LB


"Put the trumpet to your lips! An eagle is over the house of the Lord because the people have broken my covenant and rebelled against my law." NIV


"Put the trumpet to your lips! A vulture hovers over the sanctuary of the Lord: they have broken my covenant and rebelled against my instruction." NEB


"To your mouth - a horn! (One comes) like an eagle against the house of Jehovah, for the reason that they have overstepped my covenant and against my law they have transgressed." NWB


"A trumpet to your lips, You who watch over the house of the Lord! Since they have violated my covenant and sinned against my law." NAB


"Set the trumpet to your lips, Like a watchman, against the house of the Lord! Because they have broken my covenant, and sinned against my law." Smith-Goodspeed


“(Put) a ram’s horn to your mouth_ Like an eagle over the House of the Lord; Because they have transgressed My covenant And been faithless to My teachings.” JSB (Jewish Study Bible)

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(footnote in the Oxford Annotated Version NRSV identifies the vulture as Aan eagle.@ It also identifies the vulture as Athe Assyrian Army.@




Westminister Study Bible, >> Hosea heralds the coming of the conqueror. He foretells the downfall of Israel to Assyria. Israel fell in 722-21 B.C.


TAMU - Tne bird is a Lammer=s vulture, an extinct bird that is a small vulture that eats the marrow out of the bones of the dead, after the other vultures have left.


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