Hosea 6:5

“Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore haue I shewed them by the Prophets: I haue slaine them by the wordes of my mouth, and thy iudgements are as the light that goeth foorth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore I have hewn {them} in pieces by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of My mouth; And the judgments on you are {like} the light that goes forth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are `as' the light that goeth forth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So I have had it cut in stones; I gave them teaching by the words of my mouth;
- Basic English Bible

Therefore have I hewed [them] by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and my judgment goeth forth as the light.
- Darby Bible

Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore I have cut them to pieces with the prophets; I killed them with the words of my mouth. Your judgments are like a flash of lightning.
- World English Bible

Therefore I have hewed by prophets, I have slain them by sayings of My mouth, And My judgments to the light goeth forth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets, I have slain them by the words of My mouth; and thy judgment goeth forth as the light.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hosea 6:5


6:5 Therefore - Because I would do for you whatever might be done. Hewed them - I have severely, and unweariedly reproved, and threatened them. By thy words - As I did by word foretel, so I did effect in due time. Thy judgments - The punishments threatened, which fell upon this people, did so fully answer the prediction that every one might see them clear as the light, and as constantly executed as the morning.


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