Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Sow righteousness for yourselves
and reap faithful love;
break up your unplowed ground.
It is time to seek the Lord
until He comes and sends righteousness
on you like the rain.

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

International Standard Version

Sow in righteousness in your own interest, reap in gracious love, break up your own unprepared ground; It is now time to inquire of the LORD, until he comes to pour out righteousness for you.

A Conservative Version

Sow to yourselves in righteousness. Reap according to kindness. Break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek LORD, till he comes and rains righteousness upon you.

American Standard Version

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap according to kindness; break up your fallow ground; for it is time to seek Jehovah, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

Amplified

Sow for yourselves according to righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God); reap according to mercy and loving-kindness. Break up your uncultivated ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, to inquire for and of Him, and to require His favor, till He comes and teaches you righteousness and rains His righteous gift of salvation upon you.

Bible in Basic English

Put in the seed of righteousness, get in your grain in mercy, let your unploughed earth be turned up: for it is time to make search for the Lord, till he comes and sends righteousness on you like rain.

Darby Translation

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap according to mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek Jehovah, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Sow yourselves unto righteousness, reap yourselves unto mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is the time to seek the LORD until he comes and teaches you righteousness.

Julia Smith Translation

Sow to yourselves for justice, reap ye for the mouth of kindness; break up to you the fallow ground: and the time to seek Jehovah till he shall come and cast justice upon you.

King James 2000

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he comes and rains righteousness upon you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Sow for yourselves righteousness; {reap loyal love}. Break up for yourself fallow ground; [it is] time to seek Yahweh so he will come and rain righteousness upon you.

Modern King James verseion

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground. For it is time to seek Jehovah, until He comes and rains righteousness on you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

that they might sow unto righteousness, and reap the fruits of well doing: that they might plow up their fresh land and seek the LORD, till he came, and learned them righteousness.

NET Bible

Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap unfailing love. Break up the unplowed ground for yourselves, for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers deliverance on you.

New Heart English Bible

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap according to kindness. Break up your fallow ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and rains righteousness on you.

The Emphasized Bible

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap ye at thc bidding of lovingkindness, furrow to yourselves the newly-ploughed soil, - then will be the time to seek Yahweh, until he come, that he may rain down righteousness for you.

Webster

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he shall come and reign righteousness upon you.

World English Bible

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap according to kindness. Break up your fallow ground; for it is time to seek Yahweh, until he comes and rains righteousness on you.

Youngs Literal Translation

Sow for yourselves in righteousness, Reap according to loving-kindness, Till for yourselves tillage of knowledge, To seek Jehovah, Till he come and shew righteousness to you.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Sow
זרע 
Zara` 
Usage: 56

קצר 
Qatsar 
Usage: 49

in
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

break up
ניר 
Niyr 
break up
Usage: 2

נר ניר 
Niyr 
Usage: 4

for it is time
עת 
`eth 
Usage: 296

to seek
דּרשׁ 
Darash 
Usage: 164

the Lord

Usage: 0

till he come

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

and rain
ירא ירה 
Yarah 
Usage: 83

Devotionals

Devotionals about Hosea 10:12

Devotionals containing Hosea 10:12

References

American

Easton

Fausets

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Images Hosea 10:12

Prayers for Hosea 10:12

Context Readings

Israel Is Like A Cow That Threshed Grain

11 Ephraim is a well-trained calf
that loves to thresh,
but I will place a yoke on her fine neck.
I will harness Ephraim;
Judah will plow;
Jacob will do the final plowing.
12 Sow righteousness for yourselves
and reap faithful love;
break up your unplowed ground.
It is time to seek the Lord
until He comes and sends righteousness
on you like the rain.
13 You have plowed wickedness and reaped injustice;
you have eaten the fruit of lies.
Because you have trusted in your own way
and in your large number of soldiers,



Cross References

Isaiah 45:8

“Heavens, sprinkle from above,
and let the skies shower righteousness.
Let the earth open up
so that salvation will sprout
and righteousness will spring up with it.
I, Yahweh, have created it.

Proverbs 11:18

The wicked man earns an empty wage,
but the one who sows righteousness, a true reward.

Isaiah 44:3

For I will pour water on the thirsty land
and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour out My Spirit on your descendants
and My blessing on your offspring.

Hosea 6:3

Let us strive to know the Lord.
His appearance is as sure as the dawn.
He will come to us like the rain,
like the spring showers that water the land.

Hosea 8:7

Indeed, they sow the wind
and reap the whirlwind.
There is no standing grain;
what sprouts fails to yield flour.
Even if they did,
foreigners would swallow it up.

Psalm 72:6

May he be like rain that falls on the cut grass,
like spring showers that water the earth.

Psalm 105:4

Search for the Lord and for His strength;
seek His face always.

Psalm 126:5-6

Those who sow in tears
will reap with shouts of joy.

Proverbs 18:21

Life and death are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Ecclesiastes 11:6

In the morning sow your seed,
and at evening do not let your hand rest,
because you don’t know which will succeed,
whether one or the other,
or if both of them will be equally good.

Isaiah 5:6

I will make it a wasteland.
It will not be pruned or weeded;
thorns and briers will grow up.
I will also give orders to the clouds
that rain should not fall on it.

Isaiah 30:23

Then He will send rain for your seed that you have sown in the ground, and the food, the produce of the ground, will be rich and plentiful. On that day your cattle will graze in open pastures.

Isaiah 31:1

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help
and who depend on horses!
They trust in the abundance of chariots
and in the large number of horsemen.
They do not look to the Holy One of Israel
and they do not seek the Lord’s help.

Isaiah 32:20

Those who sow seed are happy
beside abundant waters;
they let ox and donkey range freely.

Isaiah 55:6

Seek the Lord while He may be found;
call to Him while He is near.

Jeremiah 4:3-4

For this is what the Lord says to the men of Judah and Jerusalem:Break up the unplowed ground;
do not sow among the thorns.

Jeremiah 29:12-14

You will call to Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.

Jeremiah 50:4

In those days and at that time—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
the Israelites and Judeans will come together,
weeping as they come,
and will seek the Lord their God.

Ezekiel 34:26

I will make them and the area around My hill a blessing: I will send down showers in their season—showers of blessing.

Hosea 12:6

But you must return to your God.
Maintain love and justice,
and always put your hope in God.

Amos 5:4

For the Lord says to the house of Israel:Seek Me and live!

Amos 5:6

Seek Yahweh and live,
or He will spread like fire
throughout the house of Joseph;
it will consume everything,
with no one at Bethel to extinguish it.

Amos 5:8

The One who made the Pleiades and Orion,
who turns darkness into dawn
and darkens day into night,
who summons the waters of the sea
and pours them out over the face of the earth
Yahweh is His name.

Amos 5:15

Hate evil and love good;
establish justice in the gate.
Perhaps the Lord, the God of Hosts, will be gracious
to the remnant of Joseph.

Zephaniah 2:1-3

Gather yourselves together;
gather together, undesirable nation,

Luke 13:24

“Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because I tell you, many will try to enter and won’t be able

Acts 2:18

I will even pour out My Spirit
on My male and female slaves in those days,
and they will prophesy.

1 Corinthians 3:6-7

I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.

James 3:18

And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who cultivate peace.

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