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Hosea 7:9

Strangers—foreigners: the Syrians and Assyrians (II Kings 13:7; II Kings 15:19-20; II Kings 17:3-6).

gray hairs—that is, symptoms of approaching national dissolution.

are here and there upon—literally, "are sprinkled on" him.

yet he knoweth not—Though old age ought to bring with it wisdom, he neither knows of his senile decay, nor has the true knowledge which leads to reformation.

Other Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown entries containing Hosea 7:9:

Ecclesiastes 6:2
Song of Solomon 5:11
Hosea 7:8
Hosea 8:7


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