Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 hid from me; for now, Ephraim, thou hast committed whoredom; Israel is defiled. 4 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. 5 And Israel's pride doth testify to his face; and Israel and Ephraim shall fall by their iniquity: Judah also shall fall with them.



Cross References

Hosea 4:12

My people ask counsel of their stock, and their staff declareth unto them; for the spirit of whoredoms causeth them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God:

1 Samuel 2:12

Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not Jehovah.

Psalm 9:10

And they that know thy name will confide in thee; for thou, Jehovah, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

Psalm 36:1-4

{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of the servant of Jehovah; of David.} The transgression of the wicked uttereth 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 prepared not their heart, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.

Jeremiah 9:6

Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith Jehovah.

Jeremiah 9:24

but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am Jehovah, who exercise loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth; for in these things I delight, saith Jehovah.

Jeremiah 22:15-16

Shalt thou reign, because thou viest with the cedar? Did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice? Then it was well with him.

Jeremiah 24:7

And I will give them a heart to know me, that I am Jehovah; and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto 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 after frightful idols.

Hosea 4:1

Hear the word of Jehovah, ye children of Israel; for Jehovah hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land; for there is no truth, nor goodness, nor knowledge of God in the land.

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; for thou hast rejected knowledge, and I will reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.

John 3:19-20

And this is the judgment, that light is come into the world, and men have loved darkness rather than light; for their works were evil.

John 8:55

And ye know him not; but I know him; and if I said, I know him not, I should be like you, a liar. But I know him, and I keep his word.

John 16:3

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

2 Thessalonians 2:11-12

And for this reason God sends to them a working of error, that they should believe what is false,

1 John 2:3-4

And hereby we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

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