New Living Translation
Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God, for your sins have brought you down.
King James Bible
O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.
Darby Bible Translation
O Israel, return unto Jehovah thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.
World English Bible
Israel, return to Yahweh your God; for you have fallen because of your sin.
Young's Literal Translation
Turn back, O Israel, unto Jehovah thy God, For thou hast stumbled by thine iniquity.
Hosea 14:1 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:1 Fallen - Thy sins have involved thee in endless troubles.
LibraryThe Joyous Return
"When God's right arm is bared for war, And thunders clothe his cloudy car." e'en then he stays his uplifted hand, reins in the steeds of vengeance, and holds communion with grace; "for his mercy endureth for ever," and "judgment is his strange work." To use another figure: the whole book of Hosea is like a great trial wherein witnesses have appeared against the accused, and the arguments and excuses of the guilty have been answered and baffled. All has been heard for them, and much, very much against …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 37: 1891
The Great Change
6Th Day. Restoring Grace.
The LORD will strike Egypt, and then he will bring healing. For the Egyptians will turn to the LORD, and he will listen to their pleas and heal them.
As surely as I live, says the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of wicked people. I only want them to turn from their wicked ways so they can live. Turn! Turn from your wickedness, O people of Israel! Why should you die?
And suppose I tell some wicked people that they will surely die, but then they turn from their sins and do what is just and right.
"When the people bring their sin offerings, the priests get fed. So the priests are glad when the people sin!
"The arrogance of Israel testifies against her; Israel and Ephraim will stumble under their load of guilt. Judah, too, will fall with them.
"Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces; now he will heal us. He has injured us; now he will bandage our wounds.
The time of Israel's punishment has come; the day of payment is here. Soon Israel will know this all too well. Because of your great sin and hostility, you say, "The prophets are crazy and the inspired men are fools!"
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