Parallel Bible results for Hosea 9

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Hosea 9

NIRV 1 Israel, don't be joyful. Don't be glad as the other nations are. You haven't been faithful to your God. You love to get paid for being a prostitute. Your pay is the grain at every threshing floor. NIV 1 Do not rejoice, Israel; do not be jubilant like the other nations. For you have been unfaithful to your God; you love the wages of a prostitute at every threshing floor. NIRV 2 But soon there won't be any grain or wine to feed you. There won't even be any fresh wine. NIV 2 Threshing floors and winepresses will not feed the people; the new wine will fail them. NIRV 3 You won't remain in the LORD's land. Ephraim, you will return to Egypt. You will eat "unclean" food in Assyria. NIV 3 They will not remain in the LORD’s land; Ephraim will return to Egypt and eat unclean food in Assyria. NIRV 4 You won't pour out wine offerings to the Lord. Your sacrifices won't please him. They'll be like the bread people eat when someone dies. Everyone who eats those sacrifices will be "unclean." They themselves will have to eat that kind of food. They can't bring it into the LORD's temple. NIV 4 They will not pour out wine offerings to the LORD, nor will their sacrifices please him. Such sacrifices will be to them like the bread of mourners; all who eat them will be unclean. This food will be for themselves; it will not come into the temple of the LORD. NIRV 5 What will you do when your appointed feasts come? What will you do on the LORD's special days? NIV 5 What will you do on the day of your appointed festivals, on the feast days of the LORD? NIRV 6 Some of you will escape without being destroyed. But you will die in Egypt. Your bodies will be buried at Memphis. Weeds will cover your treasures of silver. Thorns will grow up in your tents. NIV 6 Even if they escape from destruction, Egypt will gather them, and Memphis will bury them. Their treasures of silver will be taken over by briers, and thorns will overrun their tents. NIRV 7 The time when God will punish you is coming. The day when he will judge you is near. I want you to know that. You have committed many sins. And you hate me very much. That's why you think I'm foolish. You think I'm crazy. But the LORD speaks through me. NIV 7 The days of punishment are coming, the days of reckoning are at hand. Let Israel know this. Because your sins are so many and your hostility so great, the prophet is considered a fool, the inspired person a maniac. NIRV 8 People of Ephraim, I'm a true prophet. My God is warning you through me. But you set traps for me everywhere I go. You hate me so much you even wait for me in God's house. NIV 8 The prophet, along with my God, is the watchman over Ephraim,yet snares await him on all his paths, and hostility in the house of his God. NIRV 9 You have sunk very deep into sin, just as our people did at Gibeah long ago. God will remember the evil things you have done. He will punish you for your sins. NIV 9 They have sunk deep into corruption, as in the days of Gibeah. God will remember their wickedness and punish them for their sins. NIRV 10 The LORD says, "When I first found Israel, it was like finding grapes in the desert. When I saw your people long ago, it was like seeing the early fruit on a fig tree. But then they went to Baal Peor. There they gave themselves to that shameful god Baal. They became as evil as the god they loved. NIV 10 “When I found Israel, it was like finding grapes in the desert; when I saw your ancestors, it was like seeing the early fruit on the fig tree. But when they came to Baal Peor, they consecrated themselves to that shameful idol and became as vile as the thing they loved. NIRV 11 Ephraim's greatness and glory will be gone. It will fly away like a bird. Women will no longer have children. They will not be able to get pregnant. NIV 11 Ephraim’s glory will fly away like a bird— no birth, no pregnancy, no conception. NIRV 12 But suppose they do have children. Then I will kill every one of them. How terrible it will be for them when I turn away from them!" NIV 12 Even if they rear children, I will bereave them of every one. Woe to them when I turn away from them! NIRV 13 Tyre is planted in a pleasant place. And so is Ephraim. But the Assyrians will kill Ephraim's children. NIV 13 I have seen Ephraim, like Tyre, planted in a pleasant place. But Ephraim will bring out their children to the slayer.” NIRV 14 Lord, what should you do to Ephraim's people? Give them women whose babies die before they are born. Give them women whose breasts don't have any milk. NIV 14 Give them, LORD— what will you give them? Give them wombs that miscarry and breasts that are dry. NIRV 15 The LORD says, "My people did many evil things in Gilgal. That is why I hated them there. They committed many sins. So I will drive them out of my land. I will not love them anymore. All of their leaders refuse to obey me. NIV 15 “Because of all their wickedness in Gilgal, I hated them there. Because of their sinful deeds, I will drive them out of my house. I will no longer love them; all their leaders are rebellious. NIRV 16 Ephraim is like a worthless plant. Its roots are dried up. It does not produce any fruit. Suppose Ephraim's people have children. Then I will kill the children they love so much." NIV 16 Ephraim is blighted, their root is withered, they yield no fruit. Even if they bear children, I will slay their cherished offspring.” NIRV 17 My God will turn his back on his people. They have not obeyed him. So they will wander among other nations. NIV 17 My God will reject them because they have not obeyed him; they will be wanderers among the nations.

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