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Hosea 7:16

16  They areturn, but not upward;2

they are blike a treacherous bow;

their princes shall fall by the sword

because of cthe insolence of their tongue.

This shall be their derision din the land of Egypt.

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Hosea 7:16 — The New International Version (NIV)

16 They do not turn to the Most High;

they are like a faulty bow.

Their leaders will fall by the sword

because of their insolent words.

For this they will be ridiculed

in the land of Egypt.

Hosea 7:16 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

16 They return, but not to the most High:

They are like a deceitful bow:

Their princes shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue:

This shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.

Hosea 7:16 — New Living Translation (NLT)

16 They look everywhere except to the Most High.

They are as useless as a crooked bow.

Their leaders will be killed by their enemies

because of their insolence toward me.

Then the people of Egypt

will laugh at them.

Hosea 7:16 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

16 They return, but not to the Most High;

They are like a treacherous bow.

Their princes shall fall by the sword

For the cursings of their tongue.

This shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.

Hosea 7:16 — New Century Version (NCV)

16 They did not turn to the Most High God.

They are like a loose bow that can’t shoot.

Because their leaders brag about their strength,

they will be killed with swords,

and the people in Egypt

will laugh at them.

Hosea 7:16 — American Standard Version (ASV)

16 They return, but not to him that is on high; they are like a deceitful bow; their princes shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue: this shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.

Hosea 7:16 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

16 They return, but not to the Most High: they are like a deceitful bow. Their princes shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue: this shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.

Hosea 7:16 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

16 They don’t return to the Most High. 

They are like a defective bow. 

Their officials will die in battle 

because they curse. 

The people in Egypt will ridicule them for this. 

Hosea 7:16 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 They turn, but not to what is above;

they are like a faulty bow.

Their leaders will fall by the sword

because of the cursing of their tongue.

They will be ridiculed for this in the land of Egypt.

Hosea 7:16 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 They turn to that which does not profit;

they have become like a defective bow;

their officials shall fall by the sword

because of the rage of their tongue.

So much for their babbling in the land of Egypt.

Hosea 7:16 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 They turn, not to the Most High,

like a slack bow;

their officials will fall by the sword

because of the anger of their tongue.

This is their scorn

in the land of Egypt.

Hosea 7:16 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

16 I am the Most High God. But they do not turn to me.

They are like a bow that does not shoot straight.

Their leaders will be killed with swords.

They will die because they have spoken too proudly.

The people of Egypt

will make fun of them.”

Hosea 7:16 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

16 They turn, but not upward,

They are like a deceitful bow;

Their princes will fall by the sword

Because of the insolence of their tongue.

This will be their derision in the land of Egypt.