Hosea 12:6

6 But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always.

Hosea 12:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.
ESV
6 "So you, by the help of your God, return, hold fast to love and justice, and wait continually for your God."
NLT
6 So now, come back to your God. Act with love and justice, and always depend on him.
MSG
6 What are you waiting for? Return to your God! Commit yourself in love, in justice! Wait for your God, and don't give up on him - ever!
CSB
6 But you must return to your God. Maintain love and justice, and always put your hope in God.

Hosea 12:6 In-Context

4 He struggled with the angel and overcame him; he wept and begged for his favor. He found him at Bethel and talked with him there—
5 the LORD God Almighty, the LORD is his name!
6 But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always.
7 The merchant uses dishonest scales and loves to defraud.
8 Ephraim boasts, “I am very rich; I have become wealthy. With all my wealth they will not find in me any iniquity or sin.”

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Isaiah 19:22; Jeremiah 4:1; Joel 2:12
  • 2. S Psalms 106:3; S Jeremiah 22:3; Micah 6:8
  • 3. S Ezekiel 18:30; Hosea 6:1-3; Hosea 10:12; Micah 7:7
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