The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleHosea 13:12
The iniquity of Ephraim [is] bound up; his sin [is] hid.
Kimchi restrains to the sin of the calves, and worshipping them; and
others to the request of a king, the context speaks of: but it seems
best to understand it in a more general sense of these, with all other
sins, which were bound up, and not loosed, or were not remitted and
forgiven, they being impenitent, and persisting in their sins; and which
were bound up as in a bag or purse, in order to be opened and brought
forth in proper time in open court, and be took cognizance of in a
judiciary way; with which agrees an expression in (Job 14:17) ; or which
were laid up among the treasures of divine omniscience, in the mind of
God, and not forgotten by him, as they might be thought to be, and would
in due time be brought to light, and vengeance took on them. So the
``the sins of the house of Ephraim are treasured up; they are
reserved to punish all their offences;''
see (Deuteronomy 32:34) .