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Hosea 11:4

4 I drew them with 5gentle cords,

With bands of love,

And fI was to them as those who take the yoke from their 6neck.

gI stooped and fed them.

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Hosea 11:4 — The New International Version (NIV)

I led them with cords of human kindness,

with ties of love.

To them I was like one who lifts

a little child to the cheek,

and I bent down to feed them.

Hosea 11:4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

I led them with cords of kindness,

with the bands of love,

and I became to them as one who eases the yoke on their jaws,

and I bent down to them and fed them.

Hosea 11:4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love:

And I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws,

And I laid meat unto them.

Hosea 11:4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

I led Israel along

with my ropes of kindness and love.

I lifted the yoke from his neck,

and I myself stooped to feed him.

Hosea 11:4 — New Century Version (NCV)

I led them with cords of human kindness,

with ropes of love.

I lifted the yoke from their neck

and bent down and fed them.

Hosea 11:4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love; and I was to them as they that lift up the yoke on their jaws; and I laid food before them.

Hosea 11:4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

I drew them with bands of a man, with cords of love; and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I gently caused them to eat.

Hosea 11:4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

I led them with cords of human kindness, with ropes of love.

I removed the yokesfrom their necks.

I bent down and fed them.

Hosea 11:4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

I led them with human cords,

with ropes of love.

To them I was like one

who eases the yoke from their jaws;

I bent down to give them food.

Hosea 11:4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

I led them with cords of human kindness,

with bands of love.

I was to them like those

who lift infants to their cheeks.

I bent down to them and fed them.

Hosea 11:4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

I drew them with human ties,

with the bands of love.

I was to them like one who lifted up a yoke on their jaws,

though I bent down to them and let them eat.

Hosea 11:4 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

I led them with kindness and love.

I did not lead them with ropes.

I lifted the heavy loads from their shoulders.

I bent down and fed them.

Hosea 11:4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

I led them with cords of a man, with bonds of love,

And I became to them as one who lifts the yoke from their jaws;

And I bent down and fed them.