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Hosea 12:6

    Hosea 12:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore turn you to your God: keep mercy and judgment and wait on your God continually.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep kindness and justice, and wait for thy God continually.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So then, come back to your God; keep mercy and right, and be waiting at all times on your God.

    Webster's Revision

    Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep kindness and justice, and wait for thy God continually.

    World English Bible

    Therefore turn to your God. Keep kindness and justice, and wait continually for your God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hosea 12:6

    Therefore turn thou to thy God - Because he is the same, and cannot change. Seek him as faithfully and as fervently as Jacob did, and you will find him the same merciful and compassionate Being.

    Barnes' Notes on Hosea 12:6

    Therefore turn thou to thy God - (Literally, "And thou, thou shalt turn" so as to lean "on thy God.") "And thou" unlike, he would say, as thou art to thy great forefather, now at least, "turn to thy God;" hope in Him, as Jacob hoped; and thou too shalt be accepted. God was the Same. They then had only to turn to Him in truth, and they too would find Him, such as Jacob their father had found Him, and then "trust in him continually. mercy and judgment" include all our duty to our neighbor, love and justice. The prophet. selects the duties of the second table, as Micah also places them first, "What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly and love mercy, and walk humbly with thy God?" Micah 6:8, and our Lord chooses those same commandments, in answer to the rich young man, who asked him, "What shall I do, in order to enter into life?" Matthew 19:17. For people cannot deceive themselves so easily about their duties to their neighbor, as about their duty to God. It was in love to his neighbor that the rich young man failed.

    Thou shalt turn - that is, it is commonly said, thou oughtest to turn; as our's has it, "turn." But it may also include the promise that, at one time, "Israel shall turn to the Lord," as Paul says, "so shall all Israel be saved."

    And wait on thy God continually - If they did so, they should not wait in vain. : "This word, "continually," hath no small weight in it, shewing with what circumstances or properties their waiting or hope on God ought to be attended; that it ought to be on Him alone, on Him always, without doubting, fainting, failing, intermission or ceasing, in all occasions and conditions which may befall them, without exception of time, even in their adversity." "Turn to 'thy' God," he saith, "wait on 'thy' God," as the great ground of repentance and of trust. "God had avouched them for His peculiar people" Deuteronomy 26:17-18, and they had "avouched Him for" their only "God." He then was still their God, ready to receive them, if they would return to Him.