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Hosea 10:7–8

cSamaria’s king shall perish

like a twig on the face of the waters.

The high places of xAven, dthe sin of Israel,

shall be destroyed.

eThorn and thistle shall grow up

on their altars,

and fthey shall say to the mountains, “Cover us,”

and to the hills, “Fall on us.”

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Hosea 10:7–8 — The New International Version (NIV)

Samaria’s king will be destroyed,

swept away like a twig on the surface of the waters.

The high places of wickedness will be destroyed—

it is the sin of Israel.

Thorns and thistles will grow up

and cover their altars.

Then they will say to the mountains, “Cover us!”

and to the hills, “Fall on us!”

Hosea 10:7–8 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

As for Samaria, her king is cut off

As the foam upon the water.

The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed:

The thorn and the thistle shall come up on their altars;

And they shall say to the mountains, Cover us;

And to the hills, Fall on us.

Hosea 10:7–8 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Samaria and its king will be cut off;

they will float away like driftwood on an ocean wave.

And the pagan shrines of Aven, the place of Israel’s sin, will crumble.

Thorns and thistles will grow up around their altars.

They will beg the mountains, “Bury us!”

and plead with the hills, “Fall on us!”

Hosea 10:7–8 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

As for Samaria, her king is cut off

Like a twig on the water.

Also the high places of Aven, the sin of Israel,

Shall be destroyed.

The thorn and thistle shall grow on their altars;

They shall say to the mountains, “Cover us!”

And to the hills, “Fall on us!”

Hosea 10:7–8 — New Century Version (NCV)

Israel will be destroyed;

its king will be like a chip of wood floating on the water.

The places of false worship will be destroyed,

the places where Israel sins.

Thorns and weeds will grow up

and cover their altars.

Then they will say to the mountains, “Cover us!”

and to the hills, “Fall on us!”

Hosea 10:7–8 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

As for Samaria, her king is cut off, as foam upon the water. The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us.

Hosea 10:7–8 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

As for Samaria her king is cut off as chips upon the face of the waters. And the high places of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up upon their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us! and to the hills, Fall on us!

Hosea 10:7–8 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The king of Samaria will be carried away 

like a piece of wood on water. 

The illegal worship sites of Aven will be destroyed. 

Israel sins there. 

Thorns and weeds will grow over those altars. 

People will say to the mountains, “Cover us!” 

and to the hills, “Fall on us!” 

Hosea 10:7–8 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Samaria’s king will disappear

like foam on the surface of the water.

The high places of Aven, the sin of Israel,

will be destroyed;

thorns and thistles will grow over their altars.

They will say to the mountains, “Cover us!”

and to the hills, “Fall on us!”

Hosea 10:7–8 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Samaria’s king shall perish

like a chip on the face of the waters.

The high places of Aven, the sin of Israel,

shall be destroyed.

Thorn and thistle shall grow up

on their altars.

They shall say to the mountains, Cover us,

and to the hills, Fall on us.

Hosea 10:7–8 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Samaria will be destroyed;

her king is like a chip on the surface of the water.

The high places of Aven,

the sin of Israel, will be destroyed.

Thorn and thistle will grow

on their altars.

They will say to the mountains, “Cover us,”

and to the hills, “Fall on us.”

Hosea 10:7–8 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

Samaria’s king will be carried off.

He will be like a twig floating away in a river.

The high places where Israel worshiped other gods

will be destroyed.

That’s where they sinned against the Lord.

Thorns and weeds will grow up there.

They will cover the altars.

Then the people will say to the mountains, “Cover us!”

They’ll say to the hills, “Fall on us!”

Hosea 10:7–8 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Samaria will be cut off with her king

Like a stick on the surface of the water.

Also the high places of Aven, the sin of Israel, will be destroyed;

Thorn and thistle will grow on their altars;

Then they will say to the mountains,

Cover us!” And to the hills, “Fall on us!”