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Exegesis:Hosea 6:9

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Translation of Hosea 6:9

and as your criminals ambush a man, your charmer-priests murder, they murder like the custom of Shechem because their ways are evil.

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and as your criminals ambush a man Wickedness and unprovoked violence are heartbreaking and loathed by The Most High and are a cause for alarm.

charmer-priests murder Charmer here means 'Snake-Charmer'. This is a practice that is abhorrent to the Most High.

they murder like the custom of Shechem because their ways are evil Shechem would be purged from the lands and the lands returned to whom the belong. As this area has been purged often, so will it happen again. Hopefully this will happen again soon and for last time. The judgment that the Messiah will dispense will be violent and draconian in the minds of many because they don't believe. But to those whom call Messiah their Prince, these will be the saving battles that will mark the beginning of the Messiah’s eternal throne.