Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Their deeds will not allow them To return to their God. For a spirit of harlotry is within them, And they do not know the LORD.

King James Version

They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God: for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them, and they have not known the LORD.

Holman Bible

Their actions do not allow [them] to return to their God, for a spirit of promiscuity is among them, and they do not know the Lord.

International Standard Version

"Their actions hinder them from turning to their God, because a spirit of fornication is in their midst, and the LORD they do not know.

A Conservative Version

Their doings will not allow them to turn to their God, for the spirit of whoredom is within them, and they do not know LORD.

American Standard Version

Their doings will not suffer them to turn unto their God; for the spirit of whoredom is within them, and they know not Jehovah.

Amplified

Their doings will not permit them to return to their God, for the spirit of harlotry is within them and they know not the Lord [they do not recognize, appreciate, give heed to, or cherish the Lord].

Bible in Basic English

Their works will not let them come back to their God, for a false spirit is in them and they have no knowledge of the Lord.

Darby Translation

Their doings do not allow them to return unto their God; for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them, and they know not Jehovah.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

They will not think about returning unto their God; for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them, and they do not know the LORD.

Julia Smith Translation

They will not give their doings to turn back to their God, for the spirit of fornication is in the midst of them, and they knew not Jehovah.

King James 2000

They will not change their deeds to turn unto their God: for the spirit of harlotry is in the midst of them, and they have not known the LORD.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Their deeds do not permit them to return them to God. Because a spirit of whoredom [is] in their midst, they do not know Yahweh.

Modern King James verseion

Their doings will not allow them to turn to their God; for the spirit of fornication is in their midst, and they have not known Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They are not minded to turn unto their God, for they have an whorish heart, so that they cannot know the LORD.

NET Bible

Their wicked deeds do not allow them to return to their God; because a spirit of idolatry controls their heart, and they do not acknowledge the Lord.

New Heart English Bible

Their deeds won't allow them to turn to their God; for the spirit of prostitution is within them, and they do not know the LORD.

The Emphasized Bible

Their doings, will not suffer, them to return unto their God, - for, the spirit of unchastity, is within them, and, Yahweh, have they not known.

Webster

They will not frame their doings to turn to their God: for the spirit of lewdness is in the midst of them, and they have not known the LORD.

World English Bible

Their deeds won't allow them to turn to their God; for the spirit of prostitution is within them, and they don't know Yahweh.

Youngs Literal Translation

They give not up their habitual doings, To turn back unto their God, For a spirit of whoredoms is in their midst, And Jehovah they have not known.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
They will not frame
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

מעלל 
Ma`alal 
Usage: 41

to turn
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

for the spirit
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

זנוּן 
Zanuwn 
Usage: 12

is in the midst
קרב 
Qereb 
Usage: 226

Context Readings

Hosea Warns Against Idolatry

3 I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me; For now, O Ephraim, you have played the harlot, Israel has defiled itself. 4 Their deeds will not allow them To return to their God. For a spirit of harlotry is within them, And they do not know the LORD. 5 Moreover, the pride of Israel testifies against him, And Israel and Ephraim stumble in their iniquity; Judah also has stumbled with them.



Cross References

Hosea 4:12

My people consult their wooden idol, and their diviner's wand informs them; For a spirit of harlotry has led them astray, And they have played the harlot, departing from their God.

1 Samuel 2:12

Now the sons of Eli were worthless men; they did not know the LORD

Psalm 9:10

And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.

Psalm 36:1-4

Transgression speaks to the ungodly within his heart; There is no fear of God before his eyes.

Psalm 78:8

And not be like their fathers, A stubborn and rebellious generation, A generation that did not prepare its heart And whose spirit was not faithful to God.

Jeremiah 9:6

"Your dwelling is in the midst of deceit; Through deceit they refuse to know Me," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 9:24

but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 22:15-16

"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.

Jeremiah 24:7

'I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the LORD; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart.

Jeremiah 50:38

"A drought on her waters, and they will be dried up! For it is a land of idols, And they are mad over fearsome idols.

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 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

John 3:19-20

"This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.

John 8:55

and you have not come to know Him, but I know Him; and if I say that I do not know Him, I will be a liar like you, but I do know Him and keep His word.

John 16:3

"These things they will do because they have not known the Father or Me.

2 Thessalonians 2:11-12

For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false,

1 John 2:3-4

By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.

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