New International Version
But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always.
King James Bible
Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.
Darby Bible Translation
And thou, return unto thy God: keep loving-kindness and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.
World English Bible
Therefore turn to your God. Keep kindness and justice, and wait continually for your God.
Young's Literal Translation
And thou, through thy God, dost turn, Kindness and judgment keep thou, And wait on thy God continually.
Hosea 12:6 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Therefore turn thou to thy God - Because he is the same, and cannot change. Seek him as faithfully and as fervently as Jacob did, and you will find him the same merciful and compassionate Being.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now it struck me that God is every day preaching to us by similitudes. When Christ was on earth he preached in parables, and, though he is in heaven now, he is preaching in parables to-day. Providence is God's sermon. The things which we see about us are God's thoughts and God's words to us; and if we were but wise there is not a step that we take, which me should not find to be full of mighty instruction. O ye sons of men! God warns you every day by his own word; he speaks to you by the lips of …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
The Twofold Wrestle --God's with Jacob and Jacob's with God
Motives to Holy Mourning
The Prophet Hosea.
"Therefore, you Israelites, I will judge each of you according to your own ways, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent! Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall.
"Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.
Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you.
Return, Israel, to the LORD your God. Your sins have been your downfall!
"Even now," declares the LORD, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning."
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.
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