HOSEA 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY They had inclined to calf-worship, had been vacillating respecting Baal, and had connived at moral offences.
BENSON COMMENTARY I will also forget thy children — Thy offspring, or the people whose priest thou art, and of whom thou oughtest to have taken a fatherly care; I will not look upon them any longer as the seed of Abraham, and children of my covenant.
DEUTERONOMY 30:19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.
BENSON COMMENTARY Choose life — They shall have life that choose it: they that choose the favour of God, and communion with him, shall have what they choose. They that come short of life and happiness, must thank themselves only. They would have had them, if they had chosen them, when they were put to their choice: but they die, because they will die.