Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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 has behaved stubbornly, like a stubborn heifer. How then should he expect to be fed and treated by the Lord like a lamb in a large pasture?

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

for Israel has turned away as a wild heifer; shall the LORD now feed them as rams in a large place?

Julia Smith Translation

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

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.

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?

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 you, Israel, play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend; and come not unto Gilgal, neither go up to Bethaven, nor swear, As the LORD lives. 16  For Israel slides back like a stubborn heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in an open pasture. 17 Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.



Cross References

Leviticus 26:33

And I will scatter you among the nations, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.

1 Samuel 15:11

It grieves me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he has turned back from following me, and has not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.

Isaiah 5:17

Then shall the lambs feed in their pasture, and the waste places of the rich ones shall strangers eat.

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 surely violently turn and toss you like a ball into a large country: there shall you die, and there the chariots of your glory shall be the shame of your master's house.

Jeremiah 3:6

The LORD said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Have you seen that which backsliding Israel has done? she has gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there has played the harlot.

Jeremiah 3:8

And I saw, when for all the causes for which backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.

Jeremiah 3:11

And the LORD said unto me, The backsliding Israel has justified herself more than treacherous Judah.

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the desert shall destroy them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: everyone that goes out there shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased.

Jeremiah 7:24

But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil hearts, and went backward, and not forward.

Jeremiah 8:5

Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

Jeremiah 14:7

O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do it for your name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against you.

Hosea 11:7

And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.

Zechariah 7:11

But they refused to hearken, and shrugged the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.

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