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Hosea 8:7

For nthey sow the wind,

and they shall reap the whirlwind.

The standing grain has no heads;

it shall yield no flour;

if it were to yield,

ostrangers would devour it.

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

“They sow the wind

and reap the whirlwind.

The stalk has no head;

it will produce no flour.

Were it to yield grain,

foreigners would swallow it up.

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

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind:

It hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal:

If so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.

Hosea 8:7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

“They have planted the wind

and will harvest the whirlwind.

The stalks of grain wither

and produce nothing to eat.

And even if there is any grain,

foreigners will eat it.

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

“They sow the wind,

And reap the whirlwind.

The stalk has no bud;

It shall never produce meal.

If it should produce,

Aliens would swallow it up.

Hosea 8:7 — New Century Version (NCV)

“Israel’s foolish plans are like planting the wind,

but they will harvest a storm.

Like a stalk with no head of grain,

it produces nothing.

Even if it produced something,

other nations would eat it.

Hosea 8:7 — American Standard Version (ASV)

For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: he hath no standing grain; the blade shall yield no meal; if so be it yield, strangers shall swallow it up.

Hosea 8:7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk; should it sprout, it would yield no meal; if so be it yield, strangers shall swallow it up.

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

“The people of Israel plant the wind, but they harvest a storm. 

A field of grain that doesn’t ripen will never produce any grain. 

Even if it did produce grain, foreigners would eat it all. 

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

Indeed, they sow the wind

and reap the whirlwind.

There is no standing grain;

what sprouts fails to yield flour.

Even if they did,

foreigners would swallow it up.

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

For they sow the wind,

and they shall reap the whirlwind.

The standing grain has no heads,

it shall yield no meal;

if it were to yield,

foreigners would devour it.

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

Because they sow the wind,

they will reap the whirlwind.

The standing grain does not have heads;

it will not yield flour.

And if it would yield,

strangers would devour it.

Hosea 8:7 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

The Lord says,

“Worshiping other gods is like worshiping the wind.

It is like planting worthless seeds.

Assyria is like a windstorm.

That is all my people will harvest.

There are no heads of grain

on the stems that will come up.

So they will not produce any flour.

Even if they did produce grain,

the Assyrians would eat all of it up.

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

For they sow the wind

And they reap the whirlwind.

The standing grain has no heads;

It yields no grain.

Should it yield, strangers would swallow it up.