Hosea 11:4
Good News Translation
I drew them to me with affection and love. I picked them up and held them to my cheek; I bent down to them and fed them.

Contemporary English Version
I led them with kindness and with love, not with ropes. I held them close to me; I bent down to feed them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will draw them with the cords of Adam, with the bands of love: and I will be to them as one that taketh off the yoke on their jaws: and I put his meat to him that he might eat.

New American Bible
I drew them with human cords, with bands of love; I fostered them like those who raise an infant to their cheeks; I bent down to feed them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I will draw them with the cords of Adam, with the bands of love: and I will be to them as one that taketh off the yoke on their jaws: and I put his meat to him that he might eat.

drew.

Songs 1:4 I am black but beautiful, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Cedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

Isaiah 63:9 In all their affliction he was not troubled, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love, and in his mercy he redeemed them, and he carried them and lifted them up all the days of old.

John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father, who hath sent me, draw him. And I will raise him up in the last day.

John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to myself.

2 Corinthians 5:14 For the charity of Christ presseth us: judging this, that if one died for all, then all were dead.

of a.

2 Samuel 7:14 I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son: and if he commit any iniquity, I will correct him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men.

I was.

Leviticus 26:13 I am the Lord your God: who have brought you out of the land of the Egyptians, that you should not serve them: and who have broken the chains of your necks, that you might go upright.

take off.

Hosea 2:8 And she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver, and gold, which they have used in the service of Baal.

Psalm 78:23-25 And he had commanded the clouds from above, and had opened the doors of heaven. . . .

Psalm 105:40 They asked, and the quail came: and he filled them with the bread of heaven.

John 6:32-58 Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen, I say to you; Moses gave you not bread from heaven, but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. . . .

Context
Out of Egypt I Called my Son
3And I was like a foster father to Ephraim, I carried them in my arms: and they knew not that I healed them. 4I will draw them with the cords of Adam, with the bands of love: and I will be to them as one that taketh off the yoke on their jaws: and I put his meat to him that he might eat.5He shall not return into the land of Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be his king: because they would not be converted.…
Cross References
John 6:44
No man can come to me, except the Father, who hath sent me, draw him. And I will raise him up in the last day.

Exodus 16:32
And Moses said: This is the word which the Lord hath commanded: Fill a gomor of it, and let it be kept unto generations to come hereafter; that they may know the bread, wherewith I fed you in the wilderness when you were brought forth out of the land of Egypt.

Leviticus 26:13
I am the Lord your God: who have brought you out of the land of the Egyptians, that you should not serve them: and who have broken the chains of your necks, that you might go upright.

Psalm 78:25
Man ate the bread of angels: he sent them provisions in abundance.

Jeremiah 31:2
Thus saith the Lord: The people that were left and escaped from the sword, found grace in the desert: Israel shall go to his rest.

Jeremiah 31:3
The Lord hath appeared from afar to me. Yea I have loved thee with an everlasting love, therefore have I drawn thee, taking pity on thee.

Additional Translations
I led them with cords of kindness, with ropes of love; I lifted the yoke from their necks and bent down to feed them.I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat to them.

I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love; and I was to them as they that lift up the yoke on their jaws; and I laid food before them.

When men were destroyed, I drew them with the bands of my love: and I will be to them as a man smiting another on his cheek: and I will have respect to him, I will prevail with him.

I drew them with bands of a man, with cords of love; and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I gently caused them to eat.

I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love; and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat before them.

I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid food for them.

I drew them with cords of a man, with ties of love; and I was to them like those who lift up the yoke on their necks; and I bent down to him and I fed him.

With cords of man I do draw them, With thick cords of love, And I am to them as a raiser up of a yoke on their jaws, And I incline unto him -- I feed him.
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