Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

For, as a heifer that is stubborn, hath Israel, been stubborn, - Now, can Yahweh, turn them out to pasture, like a young ram in a wide place?

New American Standard Bible

Since Israel is stubborn
Like a stubborn heifer,
Can the Lord now pasture them
Like a lamb in a large field?

King James Version

For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place.

Holman Bible

For Israel is as obstinate as a stubborn cow.
Can the Lord now shepherd them
like a lamb in an open meadow?

International Standard Version

For Israel is as obstinate as a stubborn mule! Nevertheless, will not the LORD feed them like a lamb in a broad pasture?

A Conservative Version

For Israel has behaved himself stubbornly, like a stubborn heifer. Now LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place.

American Standard Version

For Israel hath behaved himself stubbornly, like a stubborn heifer: now will Jehovah feed them as a lamb in a large place.

Amplified


For Israel is stubborn,
Like a stubborn heifer.
Can the Lord now pasture them
Like a lamb in a large field?

Bible in Basic English

For Israel is uncontrolled, like a cow which may not be controlled; now will the Lord give them food like a lamb in a wide place.

Darby Translation

For Israel is refractory as an untractable heifer; now will Jehovah feed them as a lamb in a wide pasture.

Julia Smith Translation

For as a stubborn heifer Israel was stubborn: now will Jehovah feed them as a lamb in a wide place.

King James 2000

For Israel slides back like a stubborn heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in an open pasture.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Indeed, like a stubborn heifer, Israel is stubborn; Now Yahweh will feed them, like a lamb in broad pasture.

Modern King James verseion

For Israel slides back like a backsliding heifer. Now Jehovah will feed them as a lamb in a large place.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For Israel is gone back like a wanton cow. The LORD therefore shall make her feed, as the lamb that goeth astray.

NET Bible

Israel has rebelled like a stubborn heifer! Soon the Lord will put them out to pasture like a lamb in a broad field!

New Heart English Bible

For Israel has behaved extremely stubbornly, like a stubborn heifer. Then how will the LORD feed them like a lamb in a meadow.

Webster

For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place.

World English Bible

For Israel has behaved extremely stubbornly, like a stubborn heifer. Then how will Yahweh feed them like a lamb in a meadow.

Youngs Literal Translation

For as a refractory heifer hath Israel turned aside, Now doth Jehovah feed them as a lamb in a large place.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

פּרה 
Parah 
Usage: 26

now the Lord

Usage: 0

will feed
רעה 
Ra`ah 
Usage: 171

them as a lamb
כּבשׂ 
Kebes 
Usage: 107

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Hosea 4:16

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

God's Case Against The People

15 Though unchaste art thou, O Israel, let not Judah, become guilty, neither let them enter Gilgal, nor go up to Beth-aven, and then swear, By the life of Yahweh! 16 For, as a heifer that is stubborn, hath Israel, been stubborn, - Now, can Yahweh, turn them out to pasture, like a young ram in a wide place? 17 Mated with idols, is Ephraim, let him alone.



Cross References

Leviticus 26:33

When, even you, I scatter among the nations, And make bare after you, a sword, Then shall your land become an astonishment, And your cities become a desolation.

1 Samuel 15:11

I am grieved that I made Saul to be king, for he hath turned back from following me, and, my words, hath he not established. And it was vexing to Samuel, so that he made outcry unto Yahweh, all the night.

Isaiah 5:17

Then shall the young rams feed where they please, - And, the wastes of the wealthy, shall strangers consume.

Isaiah 7:21-25

And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall keep alive a young cow and two sheep.

Isaiah 22:18

He will, toss, thee, with a toss, like a ball, into a country wide on both hands, - There, shalt thou die, And there shall thy glorious chariots be the contempt of the house of thy lord.

Jeremiah 3:6

And Yahweh said unto me, in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen what apostate Israel, did? She used to go upon every high mountain and beneath every green tree, and commit unchastity there.

Jeremiah 3:8

Though she saw that for all this, apostate Israel having committed adultery, I had sent her away, and had given a scroll of divorcement unto her, yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but, she also, went and committed unchastity.

Jeremiah 3:11

Then said Yahweh unto me, - Apostate Israel, hath justified herself, - more than treacherous Judah.

Jeremiah 5:6

For this cause, hath the lion out of the forest smitten them, The wolf of the waste plains, preyeth upon them, The leopard, is keeping watch over their cities, Every one that goeth out from thence, is torn in pieces, - For they have multiplied their transgressions, Numerous are their apostasies.

Jeremiah 7:24

Yet they hearkened not Neither inclined their ear, But walked, In the counsels - In the stubbornness of their own wicked heart; And went backward, and not forward.

Jeremiah 8:5

Wherefore hath this people of Jerusalem apostatized with an enduring apostacy, - Taken fast hold of deceit, Refused to come back?

Jeremiah 14:7

Though, our iniquities, have testified against us, O Yahweh, effectually work thou for the sake of thy Name, - For our apostasies have abounded Against thee, have we sinned.

Hosea 11:7

But, my people, are bent towards turning from me, though upwards they call them, none of them can lift them.

Zechariah 7:11

Howbeit they refused to give heed, but put forth a rebellious shoulder, - and, their ears, made they hard of hearing, that they might not hear;

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