Hosea 6:3

“Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then shal we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared, as the morning; & he shall come vnto vs, as the raine; as the latter and former raine vnto the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And let us know, let us follow on to know Jehovah: his going forth is sure as the morning; and he will come unto us as the rain, as the latter rain that watereth the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And let us have knowledge, let us go after the knowledge of the Lord; his going out is certain as the dawn, his decisions go out like the light; he will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth.
- Basic English Bible

and we shall know, -- we shall follow on to know Jehovah: his going forth is assured as the morning dawn; and he will come unto us as the rain, as the latter rain which watereth the earth.
- Darby Bible

Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he will come to us as the rain, as the latter and former rain to the earth.
- Webster's Bible

Let us acknowledge Yahweh. Let us press on to know Yahweh. As surely as the sun rises, Yahweh will appear. He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain that waters the earth."
- World English Bible

And we know -- we pursue to know Jehovah, As the dawn prepared is His going forth, And He cometh in as a shower to us, As gathered rain -- sprinkling earth.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And let us know, eagerly strive to know the LORD, His going forth is sure as the morning; and He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter rain that watereth the earth.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hosea 6:3


6:3 Know - What worship he requires. And the knowledge of God shall be to us a spring of all holy, righteous, sober conversation. Follow on - By a diligent attendance to the word, and works of God, we shall know experimentally, how holy, how good, how faithful God is. His going forth - Before his people; his gracious, faithful, holy, just, and wise providence, for his peoples good and comfort. As the morning - As sure, beautiful, grateful, and as clear as the morning; which dispels the darkness, and proclaims its own approach. As the rain - Which revives, makes it fruitful, beautifies it, and gives a new face to all.


Discussion for Hosea 6

  • Rose Munro
    Daniel's week is not one seven year period, it is one forty-nine year period, or one jubilee cycle.

    It is not 7 x 70 = 490 years, it is 7 x 7 x 70 = 3430 years or 70 jubilee cycles.

    It is a week of weeks mlitplied by seventy

    BC 1414 AD 2016 = 3430 years

    The 50th year was also the 1st of the next set of 49.

    Week 1 BC 1414 - BC 1365
    Week 2 BC 1365 - BC 1316
    Week 3 BC 1316 - BC 12
  • Mark
    I have not studied the bible well. But I know that the Lord has stated in the Bible that no one knows the day or hour of the worlds end. A well known radio preacher was convinced that the end time should hv already happened 2 or 3 times in the past. He was wrong each time. I do not suppose to know something that God says He alone knows. Inread in the early verses 2 days is 2 days; 3 days is 3.
  • Cliff
    I believe it corresponds with Corinthians 15:23 and romans 8:29 and 30. The first resurrection happened when Jesus was resurrected, he was followed by many others.
  • Craig Calef for verse 2
    After two prophetic "days " 2,000 years from the time Jesus revealed himself to Israel in 32 A.D. He will return to earth in the Second Coming exactly in 2032 A.D. Hosea 6 2 . It takes a little insight to see this HIDDEN PROPHECY. Therefore time is quickly running out the Antichrist and worldwide tribulation and Babylon will soon be upon us. I believe the Church will be here to guide the unsaved world until a mid trib rapture. The prophetic clock in ticking down very quickly, so get ready and be faithful.
  • Jake
    In Revelation it says no one but God the father knows the time of Jesus 's second coming. We shouldn 't be focusing on dates as much as we need to be preparing ourselves and doing our best to prepare those around us
  • Jerry Leonard
    Adam to Abraham to Apostle Paul to the Rapture Tribulation Christ 's Kingdom 2000 years 1993 years 2000 years 7 years 1000 years totals to 7000 years God deals mankind or as Hosea would say 7 days God deals with mankind.

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