Hosea 2:6
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New International Version
Therefore I will block her path with thornbushes; I will wall her in so that she cannot find her way.

New Living Translation
"For this reason I will fence her in with thornbushes. I will block her path with a wall to make her lose her way.

English Standard Version
Therefore I will hedge up her way with thorns, and I will build a wall against her, so that she cannot find her paths.

New American Standard Bible
"Therefore, behold, I will hedge up her way with thorns, And I will build a wall against her so that she cannot find her paths.

King James Bible
Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, this is what I will do: I will block her way with thorns; I will enclose her with a wall, so that she cannot find her paths.

International Standard Version
"Look how I'm blocking her path with thorns and building a wall to hinder her, so she can't find her way.

NET Bible
Therefore, I will soon fence her in with thorns; I will wall her in so that she cannot find her way.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore, behold, I will hedge up her way with thorns, and I will build a wall against her, that she can't find her way.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"That is why I will block her way with thornbushes and build a wall so that she can't get through.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, And I will make a wall against her, That she shall not find her paths.

New American Standard 1977
“Therefore, behold, I will hedge up her way with thorns,
            And I will build a wall against her so that she cannot find her paths.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns and make a wall that she shall not find her paths.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore, behold, I will hedge up your way with thorns, and make a wall, so that she shall not find her paths.

American King James Version
Therefore, behold, I will hedge up your way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths.

American Standard Version
Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and I will build a wall against her, that she shall not find her paths.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore behold I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and I will stop it up with a wall, and she shall not find her paths.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns; and I will fence [her] in with a wall, that she shall not find her paths.

English Revised Version
Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and I will make a fence against her, that she shall not find her paths.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths.

World English Bible
Therefore, behold, I will hedge up your way with thorns, and I will build a wall against her, that she can't find her way.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore, lo, I am hedging up thy way with thorns, And I have made for her a wall, And her paths she doth not find.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:6-13 God threatens what he would do with this treacherous, idolatrous people. They did not turn, therefore all this came upon them; and it is written for admonition to us. If lesser difficulties be got over, God will raise greater. The most resolute in sinful pursuits, are commonly most crossed in them. The way of God and duty is often hedged about with thorns, but we have reason to think it is a sinful way that is hedged up with thorns. Crosses and obstacles in an evil course are great blessings, and are to be so accounted; they are God's hedges, to keep us from transgressing, to make the way of sin difficult, and to keep us from it. We have reason to bless God for restraining grace, and for restraining providences; and even for sore pain, sickness, or calamity, if it keeps us from sin. The disappointments we meet with in seeking for satisfaction from the creature, should, if nothing else will do it, drive us to the Creator. When men forget, or consider not that their comforts come from God, he will often in mercy take them away, to bring them to think upon their folly and danger. Sin and mirth can never hold long together; but if men will not take away sin from their mirth, God will take away mirth from their sin. And if men destroy God's word and ordinances, it is just with him to destroy their vines and fig-trees. This shall be the ruin of their mirth. Taking away the solemn seasons and the sabbaths will not do it, they will readily part with them, and think it no loss; but He will take away their sensual pleasures. Days of sinful mirth must be visited with days of mourning.
Study Bible
Israel's Unfaithfulness Punished
5"For their mother has played the harlot; She who conceived them has acted shamefully. For she said, 'I will go after my lovers, Who give me my bread and my water, My wool and my flax, my oil and my drink.' 6"Therefore, behold, I will hedge up her way with thorns, And I will build a wall against her so that she cannot find her paths. 7"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!'…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 12:7
or with these surpassingly great revelations. So to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.

Job 19:8
"He has walled up my way so that I cannot pass, And He has put darkness on my paths.

Jeremiah 18:15
'For My people have forgotten Me, They burn incense to worthless gods And they have stumbled from their ways, From the ancient paths, To walk in bypaths, Not on a highway,

Lamentations 3:7
He has walled me in so that I cannot go out; He has made my chain heavy.

Lamentations 3:9
He has blocked my ways with hewn stone; He has made my paths crooked.

Hosea 9:6
For behold, they will go because of destruction; Egypt will gather them up, Memphis will bury them. Weeds will take over their treasures of silver; Thorns will be in their tents.

Hosea 10:8
Also the high places of Aven, the sin of Israel, will be destroyed; Thorn and thistle will grow on their altars; Then they will say to the mountains, "Cover us!" And to the hills, "Fall on us!"
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore, behold, I will hedge up your way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths.

I will.

Job 3:23 Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God has hedged in?

Job 19:8 He has fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he has set darkness in my paths.

Lamentations 3:7-9 He has hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he has made my chain heavy…

Luke 15:14-16 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; …

Luke 19:43 For the days shall come on you, that your enemies shall cast a trench …

make a wall. Heb. wall a wall.

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