Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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, Ephraim,
you have acted promiscuously;
Israel is defiled.
4 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.
5 Israel’s arrogance testifies against them.
Both Israel and Ephraim stumble
because of their wickedness;
even Judah will stumble with them.



Cross References

Hosea 4:12

My people consult their wooden idols,
and their divining rods inform them.
For a spirit of promiscuity leads them astray;
they act promiscuously
in disobedience to their God.

1 Samuel 2:12

Eli’s sons were wicked men; they had no regard for the Lord

Psalm 9:10

Those who know Your name trust in You
because You have not abandoned
those who seek You, Yahweh.

Psalm 36:1-4

For the choir director. A psalm of David, the Lord’s servant.An oracle within my heart
concerning the transgression of the wicked person:
There is no dread of God before his eyes,

Psalm 78:8

Then they would not be like their fathers,
a stubborn and rebellious generation,
a generation whose heart was not loyal
and whose spirit was not faithful to God.

Jeremiah 9:6

You live in a world of deception.
In their deception they refuse to know Me.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Jeremiah 9:24

But the one who boasts should boast in this,
that he understands and knows Me
that I am Yahweh, showing faithful love,
justice, and righteousness on the earth,
for I delight in these things.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Jeremiah 22:15-16

Are you a king because you excel in cedar?
Didn’t your father eat and drink
and administer justice and righteousness?
Then it went well with him.

Jeremiah 24:7

I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am Yahweh. They will be My people, and I will be their God because they will return to Me with all their heart.

Jeremiah 50:38

A drought will come on her waters,
and they will be dried up.
For it is a land of carved images,
and they go mad because of terrifying things.

Hosea 4:1

Hear the word of the Lord, people of Israel,
for the Lord has a case
against the inhabitants of the land:
There is no truth, no faithful love,
and no knowledge of God in the land!

Hosea 4:6

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

John 3:19-20

“This, then, is the judgment: The light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil.

John 8:55

You’ve never known Him, but I know Him. If I were to say I don’t know Him, I would be a liar like you. But I do know Him, and I keep His word.

John 16:3

They will do these things because they haven’t known the Father or Me.

2 Thessalonians 2:11-12

For this reason God sends them a strong delusion so that they will believe what is false,

1 John 2:3-4

This is how we are sure that we have come to know Him: by keeping His commands.

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