Hosea 9:12

“Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left: yea, woe also to them when I depart from them!”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Though they bring vp their children, yet wil I bereaue them that there shall not be a man left: yea, woe also to them when I depart from them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Though they bring up their children, Yet I will bereave them until not a man is left. Yes, woe to them indeed when I depart from them!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, so that not a man shall be left: yea, woe also to them when I depart from them!
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even though their children have come to growth I will take them away, so that not a man will be there; for their evil-doing will be complete and they will be put to shame because of it.
- Basic English Bible

For even should they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, [that] not a man [remain]: for woe also to them when I shall have departed from them!
- Darby Bible

Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left: yes, woe also to them when I depart from them!
- Webster's Bible

Though they bring up their children, yet I will bereave them, so that not a man shall be left. Indeed, woe also to them when I depart from them!
- World English Bible

For though they nourish their sons, I have made them childless -- without man, Surely also, wo to them, when I turn aside from them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Yea, though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that there be not a man left; yea, woe also to them when I depart from them!
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hosea 9:12


9:12 Not a man left - There shall be a total extirpation of them. When I depart - To compleat their misery, I will depart from them. It is sad to lose our children, but sadder to lose our God.


Discussion for Hosea 9

  • Timothy Wayne George
    1948 from 70 AD the Jews were wandering, and now God has gathered them back in the land of Israel. In the tribulation they will return to the Lord, and the Lord shall be their God. God said he will bless them that bless Israel, and curse those that curse them. One of the reasons God has blessed America, is because we have blessed Israel. I pray that this country will continue to do that. Even though the scripture teaches that Israel will be a burdensome stone to all nations. The peace of the middle east will be determined by what happens to Israel, and this is why God has commanded that we pray for them. Jesus is the prince of peace, and there will only be permanent peace when He is ruling there as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
  • Dustylee
    in verse 10 could it mean that they become what they loved or worshiped? as they loved there obomination they became like it...

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