Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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

Yes, let us know (recognize, be acquainted with, and understand) Him; let us be zealous to know the Lord [to appreciate, give heed to, and cherish Him]. His going forth is prepared and certain as the dawn, and He will come to us as the [heavy] rain, as the latter rain that waters 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And we shall know and follow on in knowing the LORD; his going forth is prepared as the dawn; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto 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 will he revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live before his face; 3 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. 4 What shall I do unto thee, Ephraim? What shall I do unto thee, Judah? For your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the dew that early passeth away.


Cross References

Psalm 72:6

He shall come down like rain on the mown grass, as showers that water the earth.

Proverbs 2:1-5

My son, if thou receivest my words, and layest up my commandments with thee,

Micah 4:2

And many nations shall go and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of Jehovah, 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, and Jehovah's word from Jerusalem.

Acts 17:11

And these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, receiving the word with all readiness of mind, daily searching the scriptures if these things were so.

Philippians 3:13-15

Brethren, I do not count to have got possession myself; but one thing forgetting the things behind, and stretching out to the things before,

Deuteronomy 32:2

My doctrine shall drop as rain, My speech flow down as dew, As small rain upon the tender herb, And as showers on the grass.

2 Samuel 23:4

And he shall be as the light or the morning, like the rising of the sun, A morning without clouds; When from the sunshine, after rain, The green grass springeth from the earth.

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 is gone out through all the earth, and their language to the extremity of the world. In them hath he set a tent for the sun,

Psalm 65:9

Thou hast visited the earth, thou hast watered it; thou greatly enrichest it: the river of God is full of water; thou providest their corn, when thou hast so prepared it:

Proverbs 4:18

But the path of the righteous is as the shining light, going on and brightening until the day be fully come.

Isaiah 5:6

and I will make it a waste it shall not be pruned nor cultivated, but there shall come up briars and thorns; and I will 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 become a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.

Isaiah 44:3

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

Isaiah 54:13

And all thy children shall be taught of Jehovah, and great shall be the peace of thy children.

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.

Ezekiel 36:25

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

Hosea 2:20

and I will betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know Jehovah.

Hosea 10:12

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap according to mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek Jehovah, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

Hosea 14:5

I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall blossom as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

Joel 2:23-24

And ye, children of Zion, be glad and rejoice in Jehovah your God; for he giveth you the early rain in due measure, and he causeth to come down for you the rain, the early rain, and the latter rain at the beginning of the season.

Micah 5:2

(And thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, little to be among the thousands of Judah, out of thee shall he come forth unto me who is to be Ruler in Israel: whose goings forth are from of old, from the days of eternity.)

Micah 5:7

And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples as dew from Jehovah, as showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, neither waiteth for the sons of men.

Zechariah 10:1

Ask of Jehovah rain in the time of the latter rain; Jehovah will make lightnings, and he will give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.

Malachi 4:2

And unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth and leap like fatted calves.

Matthew 13:11

And he answering said to them, Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it is not given;

Luke 1:78

on account of the bowels of mercy of our God; wherein the dayspring from on high has visited us,

John 7:17

If any one desire to practise his will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is of God, or that I speak from myself.

John 17:3

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

Hebrews 3:14

For we are become companions of the Christ if indeed we hold the beginning of the assurance firm to the end;

2 Peter 1:19

And we have the prophetic word made surer, to which ye do well taking heed (as to a lamp shining in an obscure place) until the day dawn and the morning star arise in your hearts;

Revelation 22:16

I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify these things to you in the assemblies. I am the root and offspring of David, the bright and morning star.

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