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Hosea 2:7

And she shall follow after nher lovers, but she shall not overtake them;

And she shall seek them, but shall not find them:

Then shall she say, tI will go and return to my ufirst husband;

tFor then was it better with me than now.

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Hosea 2:7 — The New International Version (NIV)

She will chase after her lovers but not catch them;

she will look for them but not find them.

Then she will say,

‘I will go back to my husband as at first,

for then I was better off than now.’

Hosea 2:7 — English Standard Version (ESV)

She shall pursue her lovers

but not overtake them,

and she shall seek them

but shall not find them.

Then she shall say,

‘I will go and return to my first husband,

for it was better for me then than now.’

Hosea 2:7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

When she runs after her lovers,

she won’t be able to catch them.

She will search for them

but not find them.

Then she will think,

‘I might as well return to my husband,

for I was better off with him than I am now.’

Hosea 2:7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

She will chase her lovers,

But not overtake them;

Yes, she will seek them, but not find them.

Then she will say,

‘I will go and return to my first husband,

For then it was better for me than now.’

Hosea 2:7 — New Century Version (NCV)

She will run after her lovers,

but she won’t catch them.

She will look for them,

but she won’t find them.

Then she will say, ‘I will go back to my first husband,

because life was better then for me than it is now.’

Hosea 2:7 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.

Hosea 2:7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And she shall pursue after her lovers, and shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, and shall not find them: and she shall say, I will go and return to my first husband, for then was it better with me than now.

Hosea 2:7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

She will run after her lovers, but she won’t catch them.

She will search for them, but she won’t find them.

Then she will say, ‘I’ll go back to my first husband.

Things were better for me than they are now.’

Hosea 2:7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

She will pursue her lovers but not catch them;

she will seek them but not find them.

Then she will think,

“I will go back to my former husband,

for then it was better for me than now.”

Hosea 2:7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

She shall pursue her lovers,

but not overtake them;

and she shall seek them,

but shall not find them.

Then she shall say, “I will go

and return to my first husband,

for it was better with me then than now.”

Hosea 2:7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Then she will pursue her lovers,

but she will not overtake them;

she will seek them and not find them;

and she will say, “I will go

and return to my first husband

because it was better for me then than now.”

Hosea 2:7 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

She will still chase after her lovers.

But she won’t catch them.

She’ll look for them.

But she won’t find them.

Then she’ll say,

“I’ll go back to my husband.

That’s where I was at first.

I was better off then than I am now.”

Hosea 2:7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“She will pursue her lovers, but she will not overtake them;

And she will seek them, but will not find them.

Then she will say, ‘I will go back to my first husband,

For it was better for me then than now!’