Hosea 3:4
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New International Version
For the Israelites will live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred stones, without ephod or household gods.

New Living Translation
This shows that Israel will go a long time without a king or prince, and without sacrifices, sacred pillars, priests, or even idols!

English Standard Version
For the children of Israel shall dwell many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or pillar, without ephod or household gods.

New American Standard Bible
For the sons of Israel will remain for many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar and without ephod or household idols.

King James Bible
For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the Israelites must live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, and without ephod or household idols.

International Standard Version
Likewise, the people of Israel will dwell a long time without a king, without a prince, without sacrifice, without sacred pillars, and with neither ephod nor teraphim.

NET Bible
For the Israelites must live many days without a king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred fertility pillar, without ephod or idols.

New Heart English Bible
For the children of Israel shall abide many days without king, and without prince, and without sacrifice, and without sacred stone, and without ephod or idols.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In the same way, the Israelites will wait a long time without kings or officials, without sacrifices or sacred stones, and without ephods or family idols.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the children of Israel shall sit solitary many days without king, and without prince, and without sacrifice, and without pillar, and without ephod or teraphim;

New American Standard 1977
For the sons of Israel will remain for many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, and without ephod or household idols.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the sons of Israel shall abide many days without king and without Lord and without sacrifice and without image, and without ephod and without teraphim;

King James 2000 Bible
For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim:

American King James Version
For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim:

American Standard Version
For the children of Israel shall abide many days without king, and without prince, and without sacrifice, and without pillar, and without ephod or teraphim:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the children of Israel shall sit many days without king, and without prince, and without sacrifice, and without altar, and without ephod, and without theraphim.

Darby Bible Translation
For the children of Israel shall abide many days without king, and without prince, and without sacrifice, and without statue, and without ephod and teraphim.

English Revised Version
For the children of Israel shall abide many days without king, and without prince, and without sacrifice, and without pillar, and without ephod or teraphim.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim:

World English Bible
For the children of Israel shall live many days without king, and without prince, and without sacrifice, and without sacred stone, and without ephod or idols.

Young's Literal Translation
For many days remain do the sons of Israel without a king, and there is no prince, and there is no sacrifice, and there is no standing pillar, and there is no ephod and teraphim.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:4-5 Here is the application of the parable to Israel. They must long sit like a widow, stripped of all joys and honours; but shall at length be received again. Those that would seek the Lord so as to find him, must apply to Christ, and become his willing people. Not only are we to fear the Lord and his greatness, but the Lord and his goodness; not only his majesty, but his mercy. Even Jewish writers apply this passage to the promised Messiah; doubtless it foretold their future conversion to Christ, for which they are kept a separate people. Though the first fear of God arise from a view of his holy majesty and righteous vengeance, yet the experience of mercy and grace through Jesus Christ, will lead the heart to reverence so kind and glorious a Friend and Father, and to fear offending him.
Study Bible
Hosea Redeems his Wife
3Then I said to her, "You shall stay with me for many days. You shall not play the harlot, nor shall you have a man; so I will also be toward you." 4For the sons of Israel will remain for many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar and without ephod or household idols. 5Afterward the sons of Israel will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king; and they will come trembling to the LORD and to His goodness in the last days.…
Cross References
Genesis 31:19
When Laban had gone to shear his flock, then Rachel stole the household idols that were her father's.

Genesis 31:34
Now Rachel had taken the household idols and put them in the camel's saddle, and she sat on them. And Laban felt through all the tent but did not find them.

Exodus 28:4
"These are the garments which they shall make: a breastpiece and an ephod and a robe and a tunic of checkered work, a turban and a sash, and they shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother and his sons, that he may minister as priest to Me.

Judges 17:5
And the man Micah had a shrine and he made an ephod and household idols and consecrated one of his sons, that he might become his priest.

Judges 18:14
Then the five men who went to spy out the country of Laish said to their kinsmen, "Do you know that there are in these houses an ephod and household idols and a graven image and a molten image? Now therefore, consider what you should do."

Judges 18:17
Now the five men who went to spy out the land went up and entered there, and took the graven image and the ephod and household idols and the molten image, while the priest stood by the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men armed with weapons of war.

1 Samuel 15:23
"For rebellion is as the sin of divination, And insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He has also rejected you from being king."

1 Samuel 23:9
Now David knew that Saul was plotting evil against him; so he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod here."

Lamentations 2:9
Her gates have sunk into the ground, He has destroyed and broken her bars. Her king and her princes are among the nations; The law is no more. Also, her prophets find No vision from the LORD.

Daniel 9:27
"And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate."
Treasury of Scripture

For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim:

without a king.

Hosea 10:3 For now they shall say, We have no king, because we feared not the …

Genesis 49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between …

Jeremiah 15:4,5 And I will cause them to be removed into all kingdoms of the earth, …

John 19:15 But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate …

without a sacrifice.

2 Chronicles 15:2 And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him, Hear you me, Asa, and …

Daniel 8:11-13 Yes, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by …

Daniel 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week…

Daniel 12:11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and …

Matthew 24:1,2 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples …

Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away …

Acts 6:13,14 And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceases not to speak …

Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge …

an image. Heb. a standing, or statue, or pillar.

Isaiah 19:19,20 In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the middle of …

ephod.

Exodus 28:4 And these are the garments which they shall make; a breastplate, …

Leviticus 8:7 And he put on him the coat, and girded him with the girdle, and clothed …

Judges 8:27 And Gideon made an ephod thereof, and put it in his city, even in …

Judges 17:5 And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made an ephod, and teraphim, …

1 Samuel 2:18 But Samuel ministered before the LORD, being a child, girded with a linen ephod.

1 Samuel 14:3 And Ahiah, the son of Ahitub, Ichabod's brother, the son of Phinehas, …

1 Samuel 21:9 And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you …

1 Samuel 22:18 And the king said to Doeg, Turn you, and fall on the priests. And …

1 Samuel 23:6,9 And it came to pass, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David …

1 Samuel 30:7 And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech's son, I pray you, …

2 Samuel 6:14 And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was …

without teraphim.

Genesis 31:19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images …

Judges 17:5 And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made an ephod, and teraphim, …

Judges 18:17-24 And the five men that went to spy out the land went up, and came …

2 Kings 23:24 Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and …

Ezekiel 20:32 And that which comes into your mind shall not be at all, that you …

Ezekiel 21:21 For the king of Babylon stood at the parting of the way, at the head …

Micah 5:11-14 And I will cut off the cities of your land, and throw down all your …

Zechariah 13:2 And it shall come to pass in that day, said the LORD of hosts, that …

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