third day rather than “on the third day” (at the beginning of
the third day).
The reference to this passage in Strong’s Exhaustive Con-
cordance of the Bible, shows that the word
has no corre-
sponding reference number behind it. According to the in-
structions in Dr. Strong’s book, this means that the word does
not appear in the Hebrew text of Scripture; that it was added
by the translators for clarity. So we can drop the word
because it has been added.
Revival And Restoration
The next key words in the passage are revive and restore.
Revive also appears as the translation in the King James Version
(KJV). It means to quicken—and the Lord is certainly going to
be doing this during the Tribulation. In the KJV, restore is
translated raise up. It means to be established, as well as to
raise up or restore. The Lord has certainly made it clear that
Israel will be restored at that day (the day of the Lord): “In that
day I will restore David’s fallen tent (Amos 9:11).”
Chapters 8-13 of Hosea further expand the Hosea 6:2 pas-
sage on reviving. It is clear that this will occur in the future. For
“…begin to waste away under the oppression of the
(Hos. 8:10). This, of course, is the Antichrist.
“The days of punishment are coming”
(Hos 9:7), refers to the
last week of Daniel’s 70th week, or the Tribulation.
All is stated clearly in Hosea 3:4-5:
“For the Israelites will
live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sa-
cred stones, without ephod or idol. Afterward the Israelites will
return and seek the Lord their God and David their king. They