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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

O Ephraim, what shall I doe vnto thee? O Iudah, what shall I do vnto thee? for your goodnesse is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

What shall I do with you, O Ephraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? For your loyalty is like a morning cloud And like the dew which goes away early.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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 dew that goeth early away.
- American Standard Version (1901)

O Ephraim, what am I to do to you? O Judah, what am I to do to you? For your love is like a morning cloud, and like the dew which goes early away.
- Basic English Bible

What shall I do unto thee, Ephraim? What shall I do unto thee, Judah? For your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the dew that early passeth away.
- Darby Bible

O Ephraim, what shall I do to thee? O Judah, what shall I do to thee? for your goodness is as the morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away.
- Webster's Bible

Ephraim, what shall I do to you? Judah, what shall I do to you? For your love is like a morning cloud, and like the dew that disappears early.
- World English Bible

What do I do to thee, O Ephraim? What do I do to thee, O Judah? Your goodness [is] as a cloud of the morning, And as dew rising early -- going.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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 dew that early passeth away.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hosea 6:4


6:4 What shall I do - What shall I do more to save you from ruin, and save my own honour, truth, and justice?


Discussion for Hosea 6

  • 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.
  • Jerry Leonard
    Jerry Leonard 's To let you know God does not count years of days 365.2422 as we count time. If you notice in Genesis 7 verse 11 the second month the 17th day of may from the time the Ark landed on the 7th month of October 17th God count days as 30 days per month. Because it says 150 days with in 5 months proving He counts time per 360 days a year. To cut a long story short, if you have a Scofield bible turn to page 1169 Acts 15, you 'll notice Ussher has a date 46AD at the center top of the page. If you read the foot notes at the bottom of the page, you 'll notice that Scofield 's notes indicates the start of the church and 2 days. Here in Hosea refers to 2000 years. So multiplying 360 times 2000, you will get 720000 days. Divide 720000 by 365.2422 in our days and you 'll get 1971 years. So if you count the years went by since 46AD, it totals out at 2017. Now I 'm not date setting because I don 't know whether Scofield is right where he thinks the 46AD the church started.

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