Hosea 12:6

“Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore turne thou to thy God: keepe mercie and iudgement, and wait on thy God continually.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore, return to your God, Observe kindness and justice, And wait for your God continually.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep kindness and justice, and wait for thy God continually.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So then, come back to your God; keep mercy and right, and be waiting at all times on your God.
- Basic English Bible

And thou, return unto thy God: keep loving-kindness and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.
- Darby Bible

Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore turn to your God. Keep kindness and justice, and wait continually for your God.
- World English Bible

And thou, through thy God, dost turn, Kindness and judgment keep thou, And wait on thy God continually.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(12:7) Therefore turn thou to thy God; keep mercy and justice, and wait for thy God continually.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hosea 12:6


12:6 Turn - Repent, leave idols and all sins. He worshipped God alone, do you so; he cast idols out of his family, do you so too; be Jacob's children herein. Mercy - Shew kindness to all who need it. Judgment - Wrong none; but with justice in dealings, in judicatures; and public offices, render to every one their due. Wait on thy God - In public worship and private duties serve and trust God alone: let not idols have either sacrifice, prayer, praise, or trust from you; and let your hope and worship, be for ever continued.


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