Hosea 13:8

“I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I will meet them as a beare that is bereaued of her whelpes, and will rent the kall of their heart, and there will I deuoure them like a Lion: the wilde beast shall teare them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I will encounter them like a bear robbed of her cubs, And I will tear open their chests; There I will also devour them like a lioness, {As} a wild beast would tear them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart; and there will I devour them like a lioness; the wild beast shall tear them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I will come face to face with them like a bear whose young ones have been taken from her, and their inmost hearts will be broken; there the dogs will make a meal of them; they will be wounded by the beasts of the field.
- Basic English Bible

I will meet them as a bear bereaved of her [whelps], and will rend the covering of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lioness: the beast of the field shall tear them.
- Darby Bible

I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.
- Webster's Bible

I will meet them like a bear that is bereaved of her cubs, and will tear the covering of their heart. There I will devour them like a lioness. The wild animal will tear them.
- World English Bible

I do meet them as a bereaved bear, And I rend the enclosure of their heart.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the enclosure of their heart; and there will I devour them like a lioness; the wild beast shall tear them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hosea 13:8


13:8 Rent - First kill, then tear in pieces, and pull out the very heart.


Discussion for Hosea 13:8

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