Hosea 14:9 {10}
Good News Translation
May those who are wise understand what is written here, and may they take it to heart. The LORD's ways are right, and righteous people live by following them, but sinners stumble and fall because they ignore them.

Contemporary English Version
If you are wise, you will know and understand what I mean. I am the LORD, and I lead you along the right path. If you obey me, we will walk together, but if you are wicked, you will stumble.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know these things? for the ways of the Lord are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall in them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know these things? for the ways of the Lord are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall in them.

wise.

Psalm 107:43 Who is wise, and will keep these things; and will understand the mercies of the Lord?

Proverbs 1:5,6 He shall understand a parable and the interpretation, the words of the wise, and their mysterious sayings. . . .

Proverbs 4:18 The way of the wicked is darksome: they know not where they fall.

Jeremiah 9:12 Who is the wise man, that may understand this, and to whom the word of the mouth of the Lord may come that he may declare this, why the land hath perished, and is burnt up like a wilderness, which none passeth through?

Daniel 12:10 Many shall be chosen, and made white, and shall be tried as fire: and the wicked shall deal wickedly, and none of the wicked shall understand, but the learned shall understand.

Matthew 13:11,12 Who answered and said to them: Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven: but to them it is not given. . . .

John 8:47 He that is of God heareth the words of God. Therefore you hear them not, because you are not of God.

John 18:37 Pilate therefore said to him: Art thou a king then? Jesus answered: Thou sayest that I am a king. For this was I born, and for this came I into the world; that I should give testimony to the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

for.

Genesis 18:25 Far be it from thee to do this thing, and to slay the just with the wicked, and for the just to be in like case as the wicked; this is not beseeming thee: thou who judgest all the earth, wilt not make this judgment.

Deuteronomy 32:4 The works of God are perfect, and all his ways are judgments: God is faithful and without any iniquity, he is just and right.

Job 34:10-12,18,19 Therefore, ye men of understanding, hear me: far from God be wickedness, and iniquity from the Almighty. . . .

Psalm 19:7,8 The law of the Lord is unspotted, converting souls: the testimony of the Lord is faithful, giving wisdom to little ones. . . .

Psalm 119:75,128 I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are equity: and in thy truth thou hast humbled me. . . .

Ezekiel 18:25 And you have said: The way of the Lord is not right. Hear ye, therefore, O house of Israel: Is it my way that is not right, and are not rather your ways perverse?

Ezekiel 33:17-20 And the children of thy people have said: The way of the Lord is not equitable: whereas their own way is unjust. . . .

Zephaniah 3:5 The just Lord is in the midst thereof, he will not do iniquity: in the morning, in the morning he will bring his judgment to light, and it shall not be hid: but the wicked man hath not known shame.

Romans 7:12 Wherefore the law indeed is holy: and the commandment holy and just and good.

and the.

Job 17:9 And the just man shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

Psalm 84:5,7 Blessed is the man whose help is from thee: in his heart he hath disposed to ascend by steps, . . .

Proverbs 10:29 The just shall never be moved: but the wicked shall not dwell on the earth.

Isaiah 8:13-15 Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself: and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. . . .

Matthew 11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say: Behold a man that is a glutton and a wine drinker, a friend of publicans and sinners. And wisdom is justified by her children.

but.

Luke 2:34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother: Behold this child is set for the fall and for the resurrection of many in Israel and for a sign which shall be contradicted.

Luke 4:28,29 And all they in the synagogue, hearing these things, were filled with anger. . . .

Luke 7:23 And blessed is he whosoever shall not be scandalized in me.

John 3:19,20 And this is the judgment: Because the light is come into the world and men loved darkness rather than the light: for their works were evil. . . .

John 9:39 And Jesus said: For judgment I am come into this world: that they who see not may see; and they who see may become blind.

John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works that no other man hath done, they would not have sin: but now they have both seen and hated both me and my Father.

Romans 9:32,33 Why so? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were of works. For they stumbled at the stumblingstone. . . .

2 Corinthians 2:15,16 For we are the good odour of Christ unto God, in them that are saved and in them that perish. . . .

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 Whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power and signs and lying wonders: . . .

1 Peter 2:7,8 To you therefore that believe, he is honour: but to them that believe not, the stone which the builders rejected, the same is made the head of the corner: . . .

Context
A Promise of God's Blessing
8Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I will hear him, and I will make him flourish like a green fir tree: from me is thy fruit found. 9Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know these things? for the ways of the Lord are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall in them.
Cross References
Acts 13:10
Said: O full of all guile and of all deceit, child of the devil, enemy of all justice, thou ceases not to pervert the right ways of the Lord.

Revelation 15:3
And singing the canticle of Moses, the servant of God, and the canticle of the Lamb, saying: Great and wonderful are thy works, O Lord God Almighty. Just and true are thy ways, O King of ages.

Psalm 107:43
Who is wise, and will keep these things; and will understand the mercies of the Lord?

Psalm 111:7
That he may give them the inheritance of the Gentiles: the works of his hands are truth and judgment.

Psalm 111:8
All his commandments are faithful: confirmed for ever and ever, made in truth and equity.

Proverbs 10:29
The just shall never be moved: but the wicked shall not dwell on the earth.

Proverbs 16:21
The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and he that is sweet in words, shall attain to greater things.

Isaiah 1:28
And he shall destroy the wicked, and the sinners together: and they that have forsaken the Lord, shall be consumed.

Isaiah 26:7
The way of the just is right, the path of the just is right to walk in.

Jeremiah 9:12
Who is the wise man, that may understand this, and to whom the word of the mouth of the Lord may come that he may declare this, why the land hath perished, and is burnt up like a wilderness, which none passeth through?

Daniel 12:10
Many shall be chosen, and made white, and shall be tried as fire: and the wicked shall deal wickedly, and none of the wicked shall understand, but the learned shall understand.

Zephaniah 3:5
The just Lord is in the midst thereof, he will not do iniquity: in the morning, in the morning he will bring his judgment to light, and it shall not be hid: but the wicked man hath not known shame.

Additional Translations
Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; whoever is discerning, let him know them. For the ways of the LORD are right, and the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.

Who is wise, that he may understand these things? prudent, that he may know them? for the ways of Jehovah are right, and the just shall walk in them; but transgressors shall fall therein.

Who is wise, and will understand these things? or prudent, and will know them? for the ways of the Lord are straight, and the righteous shall walk in them: but the ungodly shall fall therein.

Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? intelligent, and he shall know them? For the ways of Jehovah are right, and the just shall walk in them; but the transgressors shall fall therein.

Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them; but transgressors shall fall therein.

Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall in them.

Who is wise, that he may understand these things? Who is prudent, that he may know them? For the ways of Yahweh are right, and the righteous walk in them; But the rebellious stumble in them.

Who is wise, and doth understand these? Prudent, and knoweth them? For upright are the ways of Jehovah, And the righteous go on in them, And the transgressors stumble therein!
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