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Hosea 13:2

2 Now they sin more and more,

And have made for themselves molded images,

Idols of their silver, according to their skill;

All of it is the work of craftsmen.

They say of them,

“Let 1the men who sacrifice 2kiss the calves!”

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Hosea 13:2 — The New International Version (NIV)

Now they sin more and more;

they make idols for themselves from their silver,

cleverly fashioned images,

all of them the work of craftsmen.

It is said of these people,

“They offer human sacrifices!

They kiss calf-idols!”

Hosea 13:2 — English Standard Version (ESV)

And now they sin more and more,

and make for themselves metal images,

idols skillfully made of their silver,

all of them the work of craftsmen.

It is said of them,

“Those who offer human sacrifice kiss calves!”

Hosea 13:2 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And now they sin more and more,

And have made them molten images of their silver,

And idols according to their own understanding,

All of it the work of the craftsmen:

They say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.

Hosea 13:2 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Now they continue to sin by making silver idols,

images shaped skillfully with human hands.

“Sacrifice to these,” they cry,

“and kiss the calf idols!”

Hosea 13:2 — New Century Version (NCV)

But they still keep on sinning more and more.

They make idols of their silver,

idols that are cleverly made,

the work of a craftsman.

Yet the people of Israel say to each other,

“Kiss those calf idols and sacrifice to them.”

Hosea 13:2 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, even idols according to their own understanding, all of them the work of the craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.

Hosea 13:2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.

Hosea 13:2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

They keep on sinning more and more.

They make idols from silver for themselves.

These idols are skillfully made.

All of them are the work of craftsmen.

People say this about the Israelites: “They offer human sacrifices

and kiss calf-shaped idols.”

Hosea 13:2 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Now they continue to sin

and make themselves a cast image,

idols skillfully made from their silver,

all of them the work of craftsmen.

People say about them,

“Let the men who sacrifice kiss the calves.”

Hosea 13:2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

And now they keep on sinning

and make a cast image for themselves,

idols of silver made according to their understanding,

all of them the work of artisans.

“Sacrifice to these,” they say.

People are kissing calves!

Hosea 13:2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And now they sin again,

and they make for themselves a molten idol,

idols from their silver metal according to their understanding,

all of them the work of skilled craftsmen.

To these they say, “Sacrifice!”

People are kissing bull calves.

Hosea 13:2 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

Now they sin more and more.

They use their silver

to make statues of gods for themselves.

The statues come from their own clever ideas.

Skilled workers make all of them.

The people pray to those gods.

They offer human sacrifices to them.

They kiss the gods that look like calves.

Hosea 13:2 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

And now they sin more and more,

And make for themselves molten images,

Idols skillfully made from their silver,

All of them the work of craftsmen.

They say of them, “Let the men who sacrifice kiss the calves!”