Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 prostitute, yet don't let Judah offend; and don't come to Gilgal, neither go up to Beth Aven, nor swear, 'As Yahweh lives.' 16 For Israel has behaved extremely stubbornly, like a stubborn heifer. Then how will Yahweh feed them like a lamb in a meadow. 17 Ephraim is joined to idols. Leave him alone!



Cross References

Leviticus 26:33

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

1 Samuel 15:11

"It grieves me that I have set up Saul to be king; for he is turned back from following me, and has not performed my commandments." Samuel was angry; and he cried to Yahweh all night.

Isaiah 5:17

Then the lambs will graze as in their pasture, and strangers will eat the ruins of the rich.

Isaiah 7:21-25

It shall happen in that day that a man shall keep alive a young cow, and two sheep;

Isaiah 22:18

He will surely wind you around and around, and throw you like a ball into a large country. There you will die, and there the chariots of your glory will be, you shame of your lord's house.

Jeremiah 3:6

Moreover, Yahweh said to me in the days of Josiah the king, "Have you seen that which backsliding Israel has done? She has gone up on every high mountain and under every green tree, and there has played the prostitute.

Jeremiah 3:8

I saw, when, for this very cause that backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a bill of divorce, yet treacherous Judah, her sister, didn't fear; but she also went and played the prostitute.

Jeremiah 3:11

Yahweh said to me, "Backsliding Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore a lion out of the forest shall kill them, a wolf of the evenings shall destroy them, a leopard shall watch against their cities; everyone who goes out there shall be torn in pieces; because their transgressions are many, [and] their backsliding is increased.

Jeremiah 7:24

But they didn't listen nor turn their ear, but walked in [their own] counsels [and] in the stubbornness of their evil heart, 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

Though our iniquities testify against us, work for your name's sake, Yahweh; for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against you.

Hosea 11:7

My people are determined to turn from me. Though they call to the Most High, he certainly won't exalt them.

Zechariah 7:11

But they refused to listen, and turned their backs, and stopped their ears, that they might not hear.

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