Bible VersionsNASHosea 2:19; Hosea 4:1; Hosea 6:4; Hosea 6:6; Hosea 10:12; Hosea 12:6
Hosea 2:19; Hosea 4:1; Hosea 6:4; Hosea 6:6; Hosea 10:12; Hosea 12:6 (New American Standard)
"I will betroth you to Me forever ; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, In lovingkindness and in compassion,
Listen to the word of the LORD, O sons of Israel, For the LORD has a case against the inhabitants of the land, Because there is no faithfulness or kindness Or knowledge of God in the land.
What shall I do with you, O Ephraim ? What shall I do with you, O Judah ? For your loyalty is like a morning cloud And like the dew which goes away early.
For I delight in loyalty rather than sacrifice, And in the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness ; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the LORD Until He comes to rain righteousness on you.
Therefore, return to your God, Observe kindness and justice, And wait for your God continually.
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