Hosea 12–14: A Call to Return to the Lord

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 181


Hosea 12–14 are the final chapters of Hosea’s writings. In chapters 12–14, the Lord continued to speak of Ephraim’s sins and their painful consequences. The Lord’s final message, however, is one of hope and love for His children in sin (see Hosea 13:9–14; 14).

Understanding the Scriptures

Hosea 13:9–14

Travailing woman (v. 13)A woman in labor 

Hosea 14

Render the calves of our lips (v. 2)Give our words, or praise, as a sacrifice 
Revive (v. 7)Grow with life 

Studying the Scriptures

Do activity A as you study Hosea 12–14.

Activity A iconWhat Is Most Impressive to You?

Write about the phrases, verses, or ideas that most impress you in Hosea 13:9–14; 14 about how to repent and what the Lord will do if we repent.