Assyria will not save Israel (Hos 14:3-14:3)

“Assyria shall not

Save us.

We will not ride

Upon horses.

We will say no more.

‘Our God,’

To the work

Of our hands.

In you,

The orphan finds mercy.”

There was no hope in trying to form alliances with other countries. Assyria would not save them. They would not be able to ride horses. They no longer could call upon God to help them with the work of their own hands. The orphan would only find mercy in God alone.