Hosea 9:8

“The watchman of Ephraim was with my God: but the prophet is a snare of a fowler in all his ways, and hatred in the house of his God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The watchman of Ephraim was with my God: but the Prophet is a snare of a fouler in all his wayes, and hatred in the house of his God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Ephraim {was} a watchman with my God, a prophet; {Yet} the snare of a bird catcher is in all his ways, {And} there is {only} hostility in the house of his God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ephraim `was' a watchman with my God: as for the prophet, a fowler's snare is in all his ways, `and' enmity in the house of his God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

There is great hate against the watchman of Ephraim, the people of my God; as for the prophet, there is a net in all his ways, and hate in the house of his God.
- Basic English Bible

Is Ephraim a watchman with my God? [nay] the prophet is a fowler's snare on all his ways, enmity in the house of his God.
- Darby Bible

The watchman of Ephraim was with my God: but the prophet is a snare of a fowler in all his ways, and hatred in the house of his God.
- Webster's Bible

A prophet watches over Ephraim with my God. A fowler's snare is on all of his paths, and hostility in the house of his God.
- World English Bible

Ephraim is looking [away] from My God, The prophet! a snare of a fowler [is] over all his ways, Hatred [is] in the house of his God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Ephraim is a watchman with my God; as for the prophet, a fowler's snare is in all his ways, and enmity in the house of his God.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hosea 9:8


9:8 The watchman - The old true prophets indeed were with God. My God - The God of Hosea. The prophet - The false prophets have, as well as the people, left God. Is a snare - Their pretended predictions are but a snare, such as fowlers lay. And hatred - Such prophets are full of hatred and malice: yea, they are hatred itself.


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