Hosea 14:1
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English Standard Version
Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity.

King James Bible
O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.

American Standard Version
O Israel, return unto Jehovah thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Return, O Israel, to the Lord thy God: for thou hast fallen down by thy iniquity.

English Revised Version
O ISRAEL, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.

Webster's Bible Translation
O Israel, return to the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thy iniquity.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Hosea 4:1-5 form the first strophe, and contain, so to speak, the theme and the sum and substance of the whole of the following threatening of punishment and judgment. Hosea 4:1. "Hear the word of Jehovah, ye sons of Israel! for Jehovah has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land; for there is no truth, and no love, and no knowledge of God in the land." Israel of the ten tribes is here addressed, as Hosea 4:15 clearly shows. The Lord has a controversy with it, has to accuse and judge it (cf. Micah 6:2), because truth, love, and the knowledge of God have vanished from the land. 'Emeth and chesed are frequently associated, not merely as divine attributes, but also as human virtues. They are used here in the latter sense, as in Proverbs 3:3. "There is no 'ĕmeth, i.e., no truthfulness, either in speech or action, no one trusting another any more" (cf. Jeremiah 9:3-4). Chesed is not human love generally, but love to inferiors, and to those who need help or compassionate love. Truth and love are mutually conditions, the one of the other. "Truth cannot be sustained without mercy; and mercy without truth makes men negligent; so that the one ought to be mingled with the other" (Jerome). They both have their roots in the knowledge of God, of which they are the fruit (Jeremiah 22:16; Isaiah 11:9); for the knowledge of God is not merely "an acquaintance with His nature and will" (Hitzig), but knowledge of the love, faithfulness, and compassion of God, resting upon the experience of the heart. Such knowledge not only produces fear of God, but also love and truthfulness towards brethren (cf. Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:12.). Where this is wanting, injustice gains the upper hand.

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Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return to the LORD: for he has torn, and he will heal us; he has smitten, and he will bind us up.

Hosea 12:6 Therefore turn you to your God: keep mercy and judgment and wait on your God continually.

1 Samuel 7:3,4 And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, If you do return to the LORD with all your hearts...

2 Chronicles 30:6-9 So the posts went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah...

Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near...

Jeremiah 3:12-14 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, you backsliding Israel, said the LORD...

Jeremiah 4:1 If you will return, O Israel, said the LORD, return to me: and if you will put away your abominations out of my sight...

Joel 2:12,13 Therefore also now, said the LORD, turn you even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning...

Zechariah 1:3,4 Therefore say you to them, Thus said the LORD of hosts; Turn you to me, said the LORD of hosts, and I will turn to you...

Acts 26:18-20 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God...


Hosea 13:9 O Israel, you have destroyed yourself; but in me is your help.

Jeremiah 2:19 Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backslidings shall reprove you...

Lamentations 5:16 The crown is fallen from our head: woe to us, that we have sinned!

Ezekiel 28:14-16 You are the anointed cherub that covers; and I have set you so: you were on the holy mountain of God...

Cross References
Isaiah 19:22
And the LORD will strike Egypt, striking and healing, and they will return to the LORD, and he will listen to their pleas for mercy and heal them.

Ezekiel 33:11
Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways, for why will you die, O house of Israel?

Ezekiel 33:14
Again, though I say to the wicked, 'You shall surely die,' yet if he turns from his sin and does what is just and right,

Hosea 4:8
They feed on the sin of my people; they are greedy for their iniquity.

Hosea 5:5
The pride of Israel testifies to his face; Israel and Ephraim shall stumble in his guilt; Judah also shall stumble with them.

Hosea 6:1
"Come, let us return to the LORD; for he has torn us, that he may heal us; he has struck us down, and he will bind us up.

Hosea 9:7
The days of punishment have come; the days of recompense have come; Israel shall know it. The prophet is a fool; the man of the spirit is mad, because of your great iniquity and great hatred.

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