Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 [immoral] practices will not permit them
To return to their God,
For the spirit of prostitution is within them
And they do not know the Lord [they do not recognize, appreciate, heed or cherish Him].

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.

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 hid from me. For now, O Ephraim, thou have played the harlot; Israel is defiled. 4 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. 5 And the pride of Israel testifies to his face. Therefore Israel and Ephraim shall stumble in their iniquity. Judah also shall stumble with them.



Cross References

Hosea 4:12

My people ask counsel at their stock, and their staff declares to them, for the spirit of whoredom has caused them to err, and they have played the harlot, [departing] from under their God.

1 Samuel 2:12

Now the sons of Eli were base men; they knew not LORD.

Psalm 9:10

And those who know thy name will put their trust in thee, for thou, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek thee.

Psalm 36:1-4

The transgression of the wicked man says within my heart, There is no fear of God before his eyes.

Psalm 78:8

and might not be as their fathers: a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not steadfast with God.

Jeremiah 9:6

Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit. Through deceit they refuse to know me, says LORD.

Jeremiah 9:24

but let him who boasts boast in this, that he has understanding, and knows me, that I am LORD who exercises loving kindness, justice, and righteousness, in the earth. For in these things I delight, says LORD.

Jeremiah 22:15-16

Shall thou reign, because thou strive to excel in cedar? Did not thy father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? Then it was well with him.

Jeremiah 24:7

And I will give them a heart to know me, that I am LORD. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart.

Jeremiah 50:38

A drought is upon her waters, and they shall be dried up. For it is a land of graven images, and they are mad over idols.

Hosea 4:1

Hear the word of LORD, ye sons of Israel, for LORD has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor goodness, nor knowledge of God in the land.

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because thou have rejected knowledge, I also will reject thee, that thou shall be no priest to me. Since thou have forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy sons.

John 3:19-20

And this is the condemnation, 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 ye do not know him, but I know him. And if I should 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

And they will do these things, because they have not known the Father nor me.

2 Thessalonians 2:11-12

And because of this God will send them the force of a delusion, for them to believe a lie,

1 John 2:3-4

And by this we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

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