Hosea 7:9
Good News Translation
and do not realize that this reliance on foreigners has robbed them of their strength. Their days are numbered, but they don't even know it.

Contemporary English Version
They don't seem to realize how weak and feeble they are; their hair has turned gray, while foreigners rule.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knew it not: yea, grey hairs also are spread about upon him, and he is ignorant of it.

New American Bible
Strangers have consumed his strength, but he does not know it; Gray hairs are strewn on his head, but he takes no notice of it.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knew it not: yea, grey hairs also are spread about upon him, and he is ignorant of it.

devoured.

Hosea 8:7 For they shall sow wind, and reap a whirlwind, there is no standing stalk in it, the bud shall yield no meal; and if it should yield, strangers shall eat it.

2 Kings 13:3-7,22 And the wrath of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he delivered them into the hand of Hazael, the king of Syria, and into the hand of Benadad, the son of Hazael, all days. . . .

2 Kings 15:19 And Phul, king of the Assyrians, came into the land, and Manahem gave Phul a thousand talents of silver to aid him and to establish him in the kingdom.

Proverbs 23:35 And thou shalt say: They have beaten me, but I was not sensible of pain: they drew me, and I felt not: when shall I awake and find wine again?

Isaiah 42:22-25 But this is a people that is robbed and wasted: they are all the snare of young men, and they are hid in the houses of prisons: they are made a prey, and there is none to deliver them: a spoil, and there is none that saith: Restore. . . .

Isaiah 57:1 The just perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart, and men of mercy are taken away, because there is none that understandeth; for the just man is taken away from before the face of evil.

here and there.

Context
Ephraim's Iniquity
8Ephraim himself is mixed among the nations: Ephraim is become as bread baked under the ashes, that is not turned. 9Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knew it not: yea, grey hairs also are spread about upon him, and he is ignorant of it.10And the pride of Israel shall be humbled before his face: and they have not returned to the Lord their God, nor have they sought him in all these.…
Cross References
Isaiah 1:7
Your land is desolate, your cities are burnt with fire: your country strangers devour before your face, and it shall be desolate as when wasted by enemies.

Isaiah 42:25
And he hath poured out upon him the indignation of his fury, and a strong battle, and hath burnt him round about, and he knew not: and set him on fire, and he understood not.

Isaiah 48:8
Thou hast neither heard, nor known, neither was thy ear opened of old. For I know that transgressing thou wilt transgress, and I have called thee a transgressor from the womb.

Hosea 4:6
My people have been silent, because they had no knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will reject thee, that thou shalt not do the office of priesthood to me: and thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.

Hosea 8:7
For they shall sow wind, and reap a whirlwind, there is no standing stalk in it, the bud shall yield no meal; and if it should yield, strangers shall eat it.

Additional Translations
Foreigners consume his strength, but he does not notice. Even his hair is streaked with gray, but he does not know.Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knows it not: yes, gray hairs are here and there on him, yet he knows not.

Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, and he knoweth it not.

Strangers devoured his strength, and he knew it not; and grey hairs came upon him, and he knew it not.

Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth [it] not; yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, and he knoweth [it] not.

Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, and he knoweth it not.

Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yes, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not.

Strangers have devoured his strength, and he doesn't realize it. Indeed, gray hairs are here and there on him, and he doesn't realize it.

Devoured have strangers his power, And he hath not known, Also old age hath sprinkled itself on him, And he hath not known.
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