Hosea 8:9
Good News Translation
Stubborn as wild donkeys, the people of Israel go their own way. They have gone off to seek help from Assyria and have paid other nations to protect them.

Contemporary English Version
You are like a wild donkey that goes its own way. You've run off to Assyria and hired them as allies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath given gifts to his lovers.

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For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath given gifts to his lovers.

they.

Hosea 5:13 And Ephraim saw his sickness, and Juda his band: and Ephraim went to the Assyrian, and sent to the avenging king: and he shall not be able to heal you, neither shall he be able to take off the band from you.

Hosea 7:11 And Ephraim is become as a dove that is decoyed, not having a heart: they called upon Egypt, they went to the Assyrians.

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.

Ezekiel 23:5-9 And Oolla committed fornication against me, and doted on her lovers, on the Assyrians that came to her, . . .

a wild.

Job 39:5-8 Who hath sent out the wild ass free, and who hath loosed his bonds? . . .

Jeremiah 2:24 A wild ass accustomed to the wilderness in the desire of his heart, snuffed up the wind of his love: none shall turn her away: all that seek her shall not fail: in her monthly filth they shall find her.

hath.

Hosea 2:5-7,10 For their mother hath committed fornication, she that conceived them is covered with shame: for she said: I will go after my lovers, that give me my bread, and my water, my wool, and my flax, my oil, and my drink. . . .

Hosea 12:1 Ephraim feedeth on the wind, and followeth the burning heat: all the day long he multiplied lies and desolation: and he hath made a covenant with the Assyrians, and carried oil into Egypt.

Isaiah 30:6 The burden of the beasts of the south. In a land of trouble and distress, from whence come the lioness, and the lion, the viper and the flying basilisk, they carry their riches upon the shoulders of beasts, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels to a people that shall not be able to profit them.

Ezekiel 16:33,34 Gifts are given to all harlots: but thou hast given hire to all thy lovers, and thou hast given them gifts to come to thee from every side, to commit fornication with thee. . . .

lovers.

Context
Israel will Reap the Whirlwind
8Israel is swallowed up: now is he become among the nations like an unclean vessel. 9For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath given gifts to his lovers.10But even though they shall have hired the nations, now will I gather them together: and they shall rest a while from the burden of the king, and the princes.…
Cross References
Job 39:6
To whom I have given a house in the wilderness, and his dwellings in the barren land.

Jeremiah 2:24
A wild ass accustomed to the wilderness in the desire of his heart, snuffed up the wind of his love: none shall turn her away: all that seek her shall not fail: in her monthly filth they shall find her.

Ezekiel 16:33
Gifts are given to all harlots: but thou hast given hire to all thy lovers, and thou hast given them gifts to come to thee from every side, to commit fornication with thee.

Ezekiel 16:34
And it hath happened in thee contrary to the custom of women in thy fornications, and after thee there shall be no such fornication, for in that thou gavest rewards, and didst not take rewards, the contrary hath been done in thee.

Ezekiel 23:5
And Oolla committed fornication against me, and doted on her lovers, on the Assyrians that came to her,

Hosea 5:13
And Ephraim saw his sickness, and Juda his band: and Ephraim went to the Assyrian, and sent to the avenging king: and he shall not be able to heal you, neither shall he be able to take off the band from you.

Hosea 7:11
And Ephraim is become as a dove that is decoyed, not having a heart: they called upon Egypt, they went to the Assyrians.

Additional Translations
For they have gone up to Assyria like a wild donkey on its own. Ephraim has hired lovers.For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim has hired lovers.

For they are gone up to Assyria, like a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath hired lovers.

For they have gone up to the Assyrians: Ephraim has been strengthened against himself; they loved gifts.

For they are gone up [to] Assyria [as] a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath hired lovers.

For they are gone up to Assyria, like a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath hired lovers.

For they have gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath hired lovers.

For they have gone up to Assyria, like a wild donkey wandering alone. Ephraim has hired lovers for himself.

For they -- they have gone up to Asshur, A wild ass alone by himself is Ephraim, They have hired lovers!
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