Hosea 12:6



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Therefore, return to your God, Observe kindness and justice, And wait for your God continually.

King James Version

Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

Therefore turn thou to thy God. Keep kindness and justice, and wait for thy God continually.

American Standard Version

Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep kindness and justice, and wait for thy God continually.

Amplified

Therefore return to your God! Hold fast to love and mercy, to righteousness and justice, and wait [expectantly] for your God continually!

Bible in Basic English

So then, come back to your God; keep mercy and right, and be waiting at all times on your God.

Darby Translation

And thou, return unto thy God: keep loving-kindness and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.

Holman Bible

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore be thou converted unto thy God; keep mercy and judgment, and in thy God wait continually.

Julia Smith Translation

And thou, in thy God thou shalt turn back: watch mercy and judgment, and wait always for thy God.

King James 2000

Therefore turn you to your God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on your God continually.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But you, you must return to your God; keep love and justice, and wait continually for your God.

Modern King James verseion

Therefore turn to your God; keep mercy and judgment, and wait on your God forever.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then turn to thy God, keep mercy and equity, and hope still in thy God.

NET Bible

But you must return to your God, by maintaining love and justice, and by waiting for your God to return to you.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore turn to your God. Keep kindness and justice, and wait continually for your God.

New simplified Bible

Return to your God. Constantly express loving kindness and justice. Always wait with hope in your God.

The Emphasized Bible

Thou, therefore, by thy God, shalt return, - lovingkindness and justice, do thou keep, so wait thou for thy God, continually.

Webster

Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.

World English Bible

Therefore turn to your God. Keep kindness and justice, and wait continually for your God.

Youngs Literal Translation

And thou, through thy God, dost turn, Kindness and judgment keep thou, And wait on thy God continually.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

thou to thy God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

משׁפּט 
Mishpat 
Usage: 421

and wait
קוה 
Qavah 
Usage: 49

on thy God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

References

Fausets

Images Hosea 12:6

Context Readings

God's Case Against Jacob's Heirs

5 Even the LORD, the God of hosts, The LORD is His name. 6 Therefore, return to your God, Observe kindness and justice, And wait for your God continually. 7 A merchant, in whose hands are false balances, He loves to oppress.



Cross References

Micah 6:8

He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?

Hosea 14:1

Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God, For you have stumbled because of your iniquity.

Joel 2:13

And rend your heart and not your garments " Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness And relenting of evil.

Genesis 49:18

"For Your salvation I wait, O LORD.

Psalm 27:14

Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.

Psalm 37:7

Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

Psalm 123:2

Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the LORD our God, Until He is gracious to us.

Psalm 130:5-7

I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope.

Proverbs 1:23

"Turn to my reproof, Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you.

Proverbs 21:3

To do righteousness and justice Is desired by the LORD more than sacrifice.

Isaiah 1:16

"Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight Cease to do evil,

Isaiah 8:17

And I will wait for the LORD who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly for Him.

Isaiah 30:18

Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.

Isaiah 31:6

Return to Him from whom you have deeply defected, O sons of Israel.

Isaiah 40:31

Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near.

Isaiah 58:6

"Is this not the fast which I choose, To loosen the bonds of wickedness, To undo the bands of the yoke, And to let the oppressed go free And break every yoke?

Jeremiah 3:14-22

'Return, O faithless sons,' declares the LORD; 'For I am a master to you, And I will take you one from a city and two from a family, And I will bring you to Zion.'

Jeremiah 22:15

"Do you become a king because you are competing in cedar? Did not your father eat and drink And do justice and righteousness? Then it was well with him.

Lamentations 3:25-26

The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.

Lamentations 3:39-41

Why should any living mortal, or any man, Offer complaint in view of his sins?

Hosea 4:1

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.

Hosea 6:1-3

"Come, let us return to the LORD For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bandage us.

Hosea 10:12

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.

Amos 5:24

"But let justice roll down like waters And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

Micah 7:7

But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation My God will hear me.

Habakkuk 2:3

"For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.

Zephaniah 3:8

"Therefore wait for Me," declares the LORD, "For the day when I rise up as a witness Indeed, My decision is to gather nations, To assemble kingdoms, To pour out on them My indignation, All My burning anger; For all the earth will be devoured By the fire of My zeal.

Zechariah 1:3

"Therefore say to them, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Return to Me," declares the LORD of hosts, "that I may return to you," says the LORD of hosts.

Zechariah 7:9

"Thus has the LORD of hosts said, 'Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother;

Zechariah 8:16

'These are the things which you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates.

Acts 2:38

Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 26:20

but kept declaring both to those of Damascus first, and also at Jerusalem and then throughout all the region of Judea, and even to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds appropriate to repentance.

James 1:27

Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

James 2:13

For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.



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