Questions about the Book of Hosea

Hosea is the twenty-eighth book of the bible. Hosea, whose name means “the Lord saves,” The first three chapters of the book of Hosea give an account of the prophet’s family troubles, which were intended to picture Israel’s sins and Jehovah’s love. The major truths of this book are: 1) God suffers when His people are unfaithful to Him; 2) God cannot condone sin; 3) God will never cease to love His own and consequently, He seeks to win back those who have forsaken Him. The book of Hosea can be divided into five parts: 1) The prophet’s tragic experience, 2) An indictment of Israel, 3) Retribution upon Israel, 4) God’s unceasing love for Israel, 5) The ultimate restoration of Israel. The author of this book is Hosea. Listed below are questions on the book of Hosea. These questions can be used for Sunday school or bible study to help all young converts study the scriptures and may God bless you always.


Hosea Chapter 1

1) Who was Hosea, according to verse one of this book? (Hosea 1:1)

2) When did the Lord speak to the prophet Hosea in verse one of this book? (Hosea 1:1)

3) What did the Lord instruct Hosea to do in these verses? (Hosea 1:2),(Hosea 2:1)

4) What was the symbolism of Hosea’s family, according to these verses of this book? (Hosea 1:2),(Hosea 2:1)

Hosea Chapter 2

1) How did Hosea feel about Gomer, according to these verses of this book? (Hosea 2:2-13)

2) What did God say to Israel through Hosea’s words in these verses? (Hosea 2:2-13)

3) What did the Lord plan to do to win Israel back to himself in verses fourteen and fifteen? (Hosea 2:14-15)

4) What name would renewed Israel, acknowledge her Lord by in verse sixteen? (Hosea 2:16)

5) What would God prohibit in verse seventeen of this book? (Hosea 2:17)

6) What would accompany Israel’s return to the land in verse eighteen? (Hosea 2:18)

7) What would mark the new relationship between the Lord and Israel, according to these verses? (Hosea 2:19-23)

Hosea Chapter 3

1) What commands did the Lord give Hosea in verse one of this book? (Hosea 3:1)

2) How did Hosea respond to the Lord in verses two and three of this book? (Hosea 3:2-3)

3) What did Gomer’s lengthy probation portray in verse four of this book? (Hosea 3:4)

4) What would happen after Israel’s period of isolation in verse five of this book? (Hosea 3:5)

Hosea Chapter 4

1) What charge did God bring against Israel in the first two verses of this book? (Hosea 4:1-2)

2) What would result from Israel’s sin, according to verse three? (Hosea 4:3)

3) How were the priests implicated in God’s indictment, according to these verses? (Hosea 4:4-11)

4) How had God’s people sinned, according to verses eleven through fourteen of this book? (Hosea 4:11-14)

5) What warning did God give Judah in verse fifteen? (Hosea 4:15)

6) What had hindered God from shepherding Israel, according to these verses? (Hosea 4:16-19)

Hosea Chapter 5

1) Who was God’s pronouncement of guilt addressed to in these first five verses? (Hosea 5:1-5)

2) What would God withdraw because of Israel’s unfaithfulness in verses six and seven? (Hosea 5:6-7)

3) Why would the sound of battle be heard among God’s people in verses eight and nine? (Hosea 5:8-9)

4) What was God’s charge against Judah, according to verse ten? (Hosea 5:10)

5) How had the process of judgment against Israel already started in these verses? (Hosea 5:11-14)

6) What was the ultimate purpose of the Lord’s judgment on His people in verse fifteen? (Hosea 5:15)

Hosea Chapter 6

1) How would a penitent Israel respond to the Lord, according to verses one through three? (Hosea 6:1-3)

2) What was the Lord’s answer to Israel, according to these verses? (Hosea 6:4-11)

3) What did God want from His people in verse six of this book? (Hosea 6:6)


4) What were Israel’s crimes against the Lord, according to these verses? (Hosea 6:11), (Hosea 7:16)


Hosea Chapter 7

1) What had happened to Israel’s kings in verses six and seven of this book? (Hosea 7:6-7)

2) Who had Israel turned to for help in these verses of this book? (Hosea 7:8-11)

Hosea Chapter 8

1) How did God’s people show that they had forgotten Him in verses one through fourteen? (Hosea 8:1-14)

Hosea Chapter 9

1) How was Israel’s hostility punished, according to verses one through nine? (Hosea 9:1-9)

2) What were the consequences of Israel’s idolatry, according to these verses? (Hosea 9:10-17)

Hosea Chapter 10

1) What was at the heart of affluent Israel’s religion, according to these verses? (Hosea 10:1-8)

2) How severe was God’s judgment against His people in verses nine through fifteen? (Hosea 10:9-15)

3) Why did God hold out the possibility of repentance and blessing in verse twelve? (Hosea 10:12)

Hosea Chapter 11

1) How did God express His love for Israel in these first four verses? (Hosea 11:1-4)

2) Why did the nation not deserve mercy, according to these verses of this book? (Hosea 11:5-7)

3) How did God show that He was torn between love and justice in verses eight through eleven? (Hosea 11:8-11)

4) What did God say in chastising His prodigal people in verse twelve? (Hosea 11:12-13)

Hosea Chapter 12

1) What lessons from history did God mention in these verses? (Hosea 12:3-6)

2) What lessons from history did God mention in these verses? (Hosea 12:12-13)

Hosea Chapter 13

1) What fierce doom did Israel face, according to these verses of this book? (Hosea 13:1-16)

2) What did God say in chastising His prodigal people in verse sixteen? (Hosea 13:16)

Hosea Chapter 14

1) How could Israel avoid the fire of judgment in these first three verses? (Hosea 14:1-3)

2) What was the promise of restoration, according to these verses? (Hosea 14:4-6)

3) How would the Lord protect and prosper His people in verses seven and eight? (Hosea 14:7-8)

4) What was Hosea’s concluding word of wisdom in verse nine of this book? (Hosea 14:9)

5) What final challenge did Hosea leave the people, according to verse nine? (Hosea 14:9)

Note: I pray that these questions have helped your study and understanding of Gods’ word in the Bible. Please feel free to pass them on to other people if they have helped you.

Your, Brother in Christ

Frank Rose