1 ! The destruction of Judah and Israel, because of their idolatrie.
1 a God incourageth the Prophet to signifie the spedie coming of the enemie against Israek, which was once the people of God.
2 b They shal crye like hypocrites, but not from the heart, as their dedes declare.
4 c That is, Jeroboam, by whome they soght their owne libertie, and not to obey my wil.
5 d That is vpright judgement and godlie life.
6 e Meaning, the calfe was inuented by them selues, and of their fathers in the wildernes.
7 f Shewing that their religion hathe but a shewe, and in it self is but vanitie.
9 g They neuer cease but runne to and from to seke helpe.
10 h That is, for the tribute which the King and the princes shal lay vpon them: which meanes the Lord vseth to bring them to repentance.
12 i Thus the idolaters counte the worde of God as strange in respect of their owne inuentions.
13 k Saying, that they offer it to the Lord, but he accepteth no seruice, which he him self hath not appointed.