Hosea 5:3
New International Version
I know all about Ephraim; Israel is not hidden from me. Ephraim, you have now turned to prostitution; Israel is corrupt.

New Living Translation
I know what you are like, O Ephraim. You cannot hide yourself from me, O Israel. You have left me as a prostitute leaves her husband; you are utterly defiled.

English Standard Version
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from me; for now, O Ephraim, you have played the whore; Israel is defiled.

Berean Study Bible
I know all about Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me. For now, O Ephraim, you have turned to prostitution; Israel is defiled.

King James Bible
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O Ephraim, thou committest whoredom, and Israel is defiled.

New King James Version
I know Ephraim, And Israel is not hidden from Me; For now, O Ephraim, you commit harlotry; Israel is defiled.

New American Standard Bible
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me; Because now, Ephraim, you have been unfaithful, Israel has defiled itself.

NASB 1995
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me; For now, O Ephraim, you have played the harlot, Israel has defiled itself.

NASB 1977
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me; For now, O Ephraim, you have played the harlot, Israel has defiled itself.

Amplified Bible
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me; For now, O Ephraim, you have played the prostitute and have worshiped idols; Israel has defiled itself.

Christian Standard Bible
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from me. For now, Ephraim, you have acted promiscuously; Israel is defiled.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me. For now, Ephraim, you have acted promiscuously; Israel is defiled.

American Standard Version
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me; for now, O Ephraim, thou hast played the harlot, Israel is defiled.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I know Aphreim and Israel is not hidden from me, because Aphreim has now committed whoredom, and Israel is defiled

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not far from me: for now Ephraim has gone grievously a-whoring, Israel is defiled.

Contemporary English Version
Israel, I know all about you, and because of your unfaithfulness, I find you unacceptable.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now Ephraim hath committed fornication, Israel is defiled.

English Revised Version
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O Ephraim, thou hast committed whoredom, Israel is defiled.

Good News Translation
I know what Israel is like--she cannot hide from me. She has been unfaithful, and her people are unfit to worship me."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I know Ephraim, and Israel isn't a stranger to me. Now, Ephraim, you are acting like a prostitute, and Israel is unclean.

International Standard Version
I know Ephraim, and Israel cannot hide from me, since you, Ephraim, have been acting like a prostitute, defiling Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I, even I, know Ephraim, And Israel is not hid from Me; For now, O Ephraim, thou hast committed harlotry, Israel is defiled.

Literal Standard Version
I have known Ephraim, And Israel has not been hid from Me, For now you have gone whoring, Ephraim, Israel is defiled.

NET Bible
I know Ephraim all too well; the evil of Israel is not hidden from me. For you have engaged in prostitution, O Ephraim; Israel has defiled itself.

New Heart English Bible
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from me; for now, Ephraim, you have played the prostitute. Israel is defiled.

World English Bible
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from me; for now, Ephraim, you have played the prostitute. Israel is defiled.

Young's Literal Translation
I have known Ephraim, And Israel hath not been hid from me, For now thou hast gone a-whoring, Ephraim, Defiled is Israel.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Judgment on Israel and Judah
2The rebels are deep in slaughter; but I will chastise them all. 3I know all about Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me. For now, O Ephraim, you have turned to prostitution; Israel is defiled. 4Their deeds do not permit them to return to their God, for a spirit of prostitution is within them, and they do not know the LORD.…

Cross References
Isaiah 7:16
For before the boy knows enough to reject evil and choose good, the land of the two kings you dread will be laid waste.

Ezekiel 23:7
She offered sexual favors to all the elite of Assyria. She defiled herself with all the idols of those for whom she lusted.

Hosea 1:2
When the LORD first spoke through Hosea, He told him, "Go, take a prostitute as your wife and have children of adultery, because this land is flagrantly prostituting itself by departing from the LORD."

Hosea 6:10
In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing: Ephraim practices prostitution there, and Israel is defiled.

Amos 3:2
"Only you have I known from all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities."

Amos 5:12
For I know that your transgressions are many and your sins are numerous. You oppress the righteous by taking bribes; you deprive the poor of justice in the gate.


Treasury of Scripture

I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O Ephraim, you commit prostitution, and Israel is defiled.

know.

Amos 3:2
You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.

Hebrews 4:13
Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

Revelation 3:15
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

Ephraim.

Hosea 5:9,11,13
Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be…

Hosea 6:4
O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away.

Hosea 8:11
Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin.

thou.

Hosea 4:17,18
Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone…

1 Kings 12:26-33
And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David: …

1 Kings 14:14-16
Moreover the LORD shall raise him up a king over Israel, who shall cut off the house of Jeroboam that day: but what? even now…









Verse 3. - I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me. All attempts at concealment are vain, though sinners try ever so much to hide their sins from the Divine Majesty. However deep they dig downward, God will bring their evil doings up and out to the light of day and punish them. For now, O Ephraim, thou committest whoredom, and Israel is defiled. Israel is the northern kingdom, and Ephraim, being the most powerful tribe, is often identified with Israel; here, however, they are distinguished - Israel is the kingdom as a whole, and Ephraim is its leading tribe. This powerful tribe, ever envious of Judah, was the ringleader in the calf worship of Jeroboam and other idolatries; and through Ephraim's evil influence the other tribes, and so all Israel, were defiled.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I
אֲנִי֙ (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

know
יָדַ֣עְתִּי (yā·ḏa‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3045: To know

Ephraim,
אֶפְרַ֔יִם (’ep̄·ra·yim)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 669: Ephraim -- a son of Joseph, also his descendants and their territory

and Israel
וְיִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל (wə·yiś·rā·’êl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

is not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

hidden
נִכְחַ֣ד (niḵ·ḥaḏ)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3582: To secrete, by act, word, to destroy

from Me.
מִמֶּ֑נִּי (mim·men·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

now,
עַתָּה֙ (‘at·tāh)
Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

O Ephraim,
אֶפְרַ֔יִם (’ep̄·ra·yim)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 669: Ephraim -- a son of Joseph, also his descendants and their territory

you have turned to prostitution;
הִזְנֵ֣יתָ (hiz·nê·ṯā)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 2181: To commit adultery, to commit idolatry

Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

is defiled.
נִטְמָ֖א (niṭ·mā)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2930: To be or become unclean


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