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Hosea 10:3

    Hosea 10:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For now they shall say, We have no king, because we feared not the LORD; what then should a king do to us?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For now they shall say, We have no king, because we feared not the LORD; what then should a king do to us?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Surely now shall they say, We have no king; for we fear not Jehovah; and the king, what can he do for us?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now, truly, they will say, We have no king, we have no fear of the Lord; and the king, what is he able to do for us?

    Webster's Revision

    Surely now shall they say, We have no king; for we fear not Jehovah; and the king, what can he do for us?

    World English Bible

    Surely now they will say, "We have no king; for we don't fear Yahweh; and the king, what can he do for us?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Surely now shall they say, We have no king: for we fear not the LORD; and the king, what can he do for us?

    Clarke's Commentary on Hosea 10:3

    We have no king - We have rejected the King of kings; and had we any king, he would be of no service to us in this state, as he would be a captive like ourselves; nor could we have the approbation of God, as we now justly lie under his displeasure.

    Barnes' Notes on Hosea 10:3

    For now they shall say, we have no king - These are the words of despair, not of repentance; of people terrified by the consciousness of guilt, but not coming forth out of its darkness; describing their condition, not confessing the iniquity which brought it on them. In sin, all Israel had asked for a king, when the Lord was their king; in sin, Ephraim had made Jeroboam king; in sin, their subsequent kings were made, without the counsel and advice of God; and now as the close of all, they reflect how fruitless it all was. They had a king, and yet, as it were, they had no king, since, God being angry with them, he had no strength to deliver them. And now, without love, the memory of their evil deeds crushes them beyond hope of remedy. They groan for their losses, their sufferings, their fears, but do not repent. Such is the remorse of the damned. All which they had is lost; and what availed it now, since, when they had it, they feared not God?

    Wesley's Notes on Hosea 10:3

    10:3 Say - See and feel. No king - Either no king at all, or no such king as we expected. What then - For kings are not able to save without the God of kings.