Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And let us know, let us follow on to know LORD. His going forth is sure as the morning, and he will come to us as the rain, as the latter rain that waters the earth.

New American Standard Bible

“So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord.
His going forth is as certain as the dawn;
And He will come to us like the rain,
Like the spring rain watering the earth.”

King James Version

Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

Holman Bible

Let us strive to know the Lord.
His appearance is as sure as the dawn.
He will come to us like the rain,
like the spring showers that water the land.

International Standard Version

Let us know, let us pursue knowledge of the LORD; his coming is as certain as the dawn. He will come to us like the rain, like the autumn and spring rains come on the earth.

American Standard Version

And let us know, let us follow on to know Jehovah: his going forth is sure as the morning; and he will come unto us as the rain, as the latter rain that watereth the earth.

Amplified


“So let us know and become personally acquainted with Him; let us press on to know and understand fully the [greatness of the] Lord [to honor, heed, and deeply cherish Him].
His appearing is prepared and is as certain as the dawn,
And He will come to us [in salvation] like the [heavy] rain,
Like the spring rain watering the earth.”

Bible in Basic English

And let us have knowledge, let us go after the knowledge of the Lord; his going out is certain as the dawn, his decisions go out like the light; he will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth.

Darby Translation

and we shall know, we shall follow on to know Jehovah: his going forth is assured as the morning dawn; and he will come unto us as the rain, as the latter rain which watereth the earth.

Julia Smith Translation

And we shall know, we shall pursue to know Jehovah: as the morning his going forth was prepared; and he shall come as the rain to us, as the latter rain, the early rain of the earth.

King James 2000

Let us know, let us press on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Let us know, let us press on to know Yahweh; his rising [is] sure like [the] dawn. He will come like the showers to us, like [the] spring rain that waters [the] earth.

Modern King James verseion

Then we shall know, if we follow on to know Jehovah. His going out is prepared as the morning; and He shall come to us as the rain, as the latter and former rain to the earth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then shall we have understanding, and endeavor ourselves to know the LORD. He shall go forth as the spring of the day, and come unto us as the evening and morning rain upon the earth."

NET Bible

So let us acknowledge him! Let us seek to acknowledge the Lord! He will come to our rescue as certainly as the appearance of the dawn, as certainly as the winter rain comes, as certainly as the spring rain that waters the land."

New Heart English Bible

Let us acknowledge the LORD. Let us press on to know the LORD. As surely as the sun rises, The LORD will appear. He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain that waters the earth."

The Emphasized Bible

Then let us know - let us press on to know - Yahweh, Like the dawn, is his coming forth assured, - that he may come like a down-pour upon us, like the harvest-rain, and the seed-rain of the land.

Webster

Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he will come to us as the rain, as the latter and former rain to the earth.

World English Bible

Let us acknowledge Yahweh. Let us press on to know Yahweh. As surely as the sun rises, Yahweh will appear. He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain that waters the earth."

Youngs Literal Translation

And we know -- we pursue to know Jehovah, As the dawn prepared is His going forth, And He cometh in as a shower to us, As gathered rain -- sprinkling earth.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
if we follow
רדף 
Radaph 
Usage: 143

the Lord

Usage: 0

מצא מוצא 
Mowtsa' 
Usage: 27

as the morning
שׁחר 
Shachar 
Usage: 24

and he shall come

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

unto us as the rain
גּשׁם 
Geshem 
Usage: 35

as the latter
מלקושׁ 
Malqowsh 
Usage: 8

and former rain
ירא ירה 
Yarah 
Usage: 83

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Hosea 6:3

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

A Call To Yahweh

2 After two days he will revive us. On the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live before him. 3 And let us know, let us follow on to know LORD. His going forth is sure as the morning, and he will come to us as the rain, as the latter rain that waters the earth. 4 O Ephraim, what shall I do to thee? O Judah, what shall I do to thee? For your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the dew that goes away early.


Cross References

Psalm 72:6

He will come down like rain upon the mown grass, as showers that water the earth.

Proverbs 2:1-5

My son, if thou will receive my words, and lay up my commandments with thee,

Micah 4:2

And many nations shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob, and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths. For out of Zion shall go forth the law, an

Acts 17:11

But these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, who received the word with all willingness, examining the Scriptures daily, if it has these things this way.

Philippians 3:13-15

Brothers, I reckon myself not to have seized, but one thing, indeed forgetting the things behind, and reaching forward to the things ahead,

Deuteronomy 32:2

My doctrine shall drop as the rain. My speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender grass, and as the showers upon the herb.

2 Samuel 23:4

[he shall be] as the light of the morning, when the sun rises, a morning without clouds, [when] the tender grass [springs] out of the earth, through clear shining after rain.

Job 29:23

And they waited for me as for the rain. And they opened their mouth wide [as] for the latter rain.

Psalm 19:4

Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tabernacle for the sun,

Psalm 65:9

Thou visit the earth, and water it; thou greatly enrich it. The river of God is full of water. Thou provide them grain when thou have so prepared the earth.

Proverbs 4:18

But the path of the righteous is as the dawning light, that shines more and more to the perfect day.

Isaiah 5:6

And I will lay it waste. It shall not be pruned nor hoed, but there shall come up briers and thorns. I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

Isaiah 32:15

until the Spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be esteemed as a forest.

Isaiah 44:3

For I will pour water upon him who is thirsty, and streams upon the dry ground. I will pour my Spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring.

Isaiah 54:13

And all thy sons shall be taught of LORD, and great shall be the peace of thy sons.

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.

Ezekiel 36:25

And I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean. I will cleanse you from all your filthiness, and from all your idols.

Hosea 2:20

I will even betroth thee to me in faithfulness, and thou shall know LORD.

Hosea 10:12

Sow to yourselves in righteousness. Reap according to kindness. Break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek LORD, till he comes and rains righteousness upon you.

Hosea 14:5

I will be as the dew to Israel. He shall blossom as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

Joel 2:23-24

Be glad then, ye sons of Zion, and rejoice in LORD your God, for he gives you the former rain in just measure, and he causes the rain to come down for you, the former rain and the latter rain, in the first [month].

Micah 5:2

But thou, Bethlehem Ephrathah, which are little to be among the thousands of Judah, out of thee he shall come forth to me who is to be ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.

Micah 5:7

And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples as dew from LORD, as showers upon the grass, that tarry not for man, nor wait for the sons of men.

Zechariah 10:1

Ask ye of LORD rain in the time of the latter rain, [even of] LORD who makes lightnings, and he will give them showers of rain, to everyone grass in the field.

Malachi 4:2

But to you who fear my name the sun of righteousness shall arise with healing in its wings, and ye shall go forth, and frolic as calves of the stall.

Matthew 13:11

And having answered, he said to them, Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to those men it has not been given.

Luke 1:78

because of the bowels of mercy of our God, by which the dayspring from on high came to help us,

John 7:17

If any man wants to do his will, he will know about the doctrine, whether it is from God, or I speak from myself.

John 17:3

And this is eternal life, that they should know thee the only TRUE God, and Jesus Christ whom thou sent.

Hebrews 3:14

For we have become companions of the Christ, if only we keep in possession the primacy of the essence, steadfast until the end,

2 Peter 1:19

And we have the prophetic word sure, to which ye do well giving heed, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns, and the daystar arises in your hearts.

Revelation 22:16

I, Jesus, have sent my agent to testify these things to you for the congregations. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright, the morning star.

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