Hosea 3:4

“For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the children of Israel shall abide many dayes without a King, and without a Prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an Ephod, and without Teraphim.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the sons of Israel will remain for many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or {sacred} pillar and without ephod or household idols.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the children of Israel shall abide many days without king, and without prince, and without sacrifice, and without pillar, and without ephod or teraphim:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the children of Israel will for a long time be without king and without ruler, without offerings and without pillars, and without ephod or images.
- Basic English Bible

For the children of Israel shall abide many days without king, and without prince, and without sacrifice, and without statue, and without ephod and teraphim.
- Darby Bible

For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim:
- Webster's Bible

For the children of Israel shall live many days without king, and without prince, and without sacrifice, and without sacred stone, and without ephod or idols.
- World English Bible

For many days remain do the sons of Israel without a king, and there is no prince, and there is no sacrifice, and there is no standing pillar, and there is no ephod and teraphim.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the children of Israel shall sit solitary many days without king, and without prince, and without sacrifice, and without pillar, and without ephod or teraphim;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hosea 3:4


3:4 For - Now the parable is unfolded, it shall be with Israel as with such a woman, they and she were guilty of adultery, both punished long, both made slaves, kept hardly, and valued meanly, yet in mercy at last pardoned, and re - accepted tho' after a long time of probation. Without a king - None of their own royal line shall sit on the throne. A prince - Strangers shall be princes and governors over them. Without a sacrifice - Offered according to the law. An image - They could carry none of their images with them, and the Assyrians would not let them make new ones. Ephod - No priest as well as no ephod. And without teraphim - Idolatrous images kept in their private houses, like the Roman household gods; in one word, such should be the state of their captives; they should have nothing of their own either in religious or civil affairs, but be wholly under the power of their conquering enemies.


Discussion for Hosea 3:4

  • Leopold d\'sa for verse 4
    My life is like Hosea I have a family problem since 8 years I have a son his name is Joash he is 17 years old he is in grade 12 we are legally separates even the Catholic Church has given annulment for our marriage every one tells me to get married again it she who wanted the separation my son was 8 years old I had gone for work he was sleeping g at home she packed her bags and left the house leaving him behind I tried to call and convince her she would not listed she told he that if I tried to force her ah would commit suicide she was already seeing another man I am single handed taking care of my son still waiting on The Lord to touch and change her heart and convince her to come back because the word of God says What God has joined together no man can separate that is what I wait upon

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