Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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

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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, the well-trained heifer, loves to thresh grain, so I will spare her neck. I will turn Ephraim into a pack animal. Judah will pull the plow, and Jacob will turn up the fallow ground. 12 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. 13 You have plowed evil; you have reaped unrighteousness; you have eaten the fruit of hypocrisy; because you trusted in your own direction, and in the number of your mighty forces.



Cross References

Isaiah 45:8

"Shout, you skies above, and you clouds, and let righteousness stream down. I am the one who says to the earth, "Let salvation blossom, and let righteousness sprout forth.'

Proverbs 11:18

Evil people earn deceptive wages, but those who plant righteousness are truly rewarded.

Isaiah 44:3

For I'll pour water upon thirsty ground and streams on parched land. So will I pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing upon your descendants.

Hosea 6:3

Let us know, let us pursue knowledge of the LORD; his coming is as certain as the dawn. He will come to us like the rain, like the autumn and spring rains come on the earth.

Hosea 8:7

"Because they sow the wind, they will reap the wind storm. The plant has no stalk and its bud yields no grain. Even if there's a harvest, foreigners will gobble it up.

Psalm 72:6

May he be like the rain that descends on mown grass, like showers sprinkling on the ground.

Psalm 105:4

Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his face continually.

Psalm 126:5-6

Those who weep while they plant will sing for joy while they harvest.

Proverbs 18:21

The power of the tongue is life and death those who love to talk will eat what it produces.

Ecclesiastes 11:6

Sow your seed in the morning, and don't stop working until evening, since you don't know which of your endeavors will do well, whether this one or that, or even if both will do equally well.

Isaiah 5:6

I'll make it a wasteland, and it won't be pruned or cultivated. Instead, briers and thorns will grow up. I'll also issue commands to the clouds, that they drop no rain upon it."

Isaiah 30:23

He will also provide rain for your seed that you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the ground will be rich and abundant. At that time, your cattle will graze in broad meadows,

Isaiah 31:1

"How terrible it will be for those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the chariot, because there are so many, and in charioteers, because they are so strong but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or seek the LORD!

Isaiah 32:20

How happy you will be, sowing your seed beside every stream, and letting your cattle and donkeys range freely!"

Isaiah 55:6

"Seek the LORD while he may be found, call upon 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 your unplowed ground, and don't sow among thorns.

Jeremiah 29:12-14

When you call out to me and come and pray to me, I'll hear you.

Jeremiah 50:4

In those days, and at that time," declares the LORD, "the people of Israel will come together with the people of Judah. They'll be weeping as they travel along, and they'll be seeking the LORD their God.

Ezekiel 34:26

I'm going to make them and everything that surrounds my hill a blessing. I'll send down the rain! At the appropriate time there will be a rainstorm of blessing!

Hosea 12:6

So you, return to your God; guard grace and justice, and look to your God always.

Amos 5:4

"For this is what the LORD says to the house of Israel: "Seek me and live,

Amos 5:6

"Seek the LORD and live! Otherwise, he may break out like a fire in the house of Joseph and devour Bethel, and there will be no one to extinguish it.

Amos 5:8

Seek the one who fashions the Pleiades and Orion, who turns the deep darkness into morning, who darkens day into night, who calls out to the waters of the sea, pouring them out onto the surface of the earth the LORD is his name.

Amos 5:15

Hate evil and love good, and establish justice in court perhaps the LORD, the God of the Heavenly Armies, will be gracious to the survivors of Joseph.'"

Zephaniah 2:1-3

"Gather together! Yes, indeed, gather together, you shameless nation!

Luke 13:24

He told them, "Keep on struggling to enter through the narrow door, because I tell you that many people will try to enter, but won't be able to do so.

Acts 2:18

In those days I will even pour out my Spirit on my slaves, men and women alike, and they will prophesy.

1 Corinthians 3:6-7

I planted, Apollos watered, but God kept everything growing.

James 3:18

And a harvest of righteousness is grown from the seed of peace planted by peacemakers.

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