Hosea 5:15
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New International Version
Then I will return to my lair until they have borne their guilt and seek my face-- in their misery they will earnestly seek me."

New Living Translation
Then I will return to my place until they admit their guilt and turn to me. For as soon as trouble comes, they will earnestly search for me."

English Standard Version
I will return again to my place, until they acknowledge their guilt and seek my face, and in their distress earnestly seek me.

New American Standard Bible
I will go away and return to My place Until they acknowledge their guilt and seek My face; In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.

King James Bible
I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will depart and return to My place until they recognize their guilt and seek My face; they will search for Me in their distress.

International Standard Version
"I will leave and go back to my place until they admit their offense and seek my face. When affliction comes to them, they will eagerly seek me."

NET Bible
Then I will return again to my lair until they have suffered their punishment. Then they will seek me; in their distress they will earnestly seek me.

New Heart English Bible
I will go and return to my place, until they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face. In their affliction they will seek me earnestly."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will go back to my place until they admit that they are guilty. Then they will search for me. In their distress they will eagerly look for me."

JPS Tanakh 1917
I will go and return to My place, Till they acknowledge their guilt, and seek My face; In their trouble they will seek Me earnestly:

New American Standard 1977
I will go away and return to My place
            Until they acknowledge their guilt and seek My face;
            In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.



Jubilee Bible 2000
I will go and return to my place until they acknowledge their guilt and seek my face; in their affliction they will seek me early.

King James 2000 Bible
I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.

American King James Version
I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.

American Standard Version
I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me earnestly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will go and return to my place: until you are consumed, and seek my face.

Darby Bible Translation
I will go away, I will return to my place, till they acknowledge their trespass, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.

English Revised Version
I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me earnestly.

Webster's Bible Translation
I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.

World English Bible
I will go and return to my place, until they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face. In their affliction they will seek me earnestly."

Young's Literal Translation
I go -- I turn back unto My place, Till that they are desolate, and have sought My face. In their distress they do seek Me speedily!'

Study Bible
God's Judgment on Israel and Judah
14For I will be like a lion to Ephraim And like a young lion to the house of Judah. I, even I, will tear to pieces and go away, I will carry away, and there will be none to deliver. 15I will go away and return to My place Until they acknowledge their guilt and seek My face; In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.
Cross References
Genesis 42:21
Then they said to one another, "Truly we are guilty concerning our brother, because we saw the distress of his soul when he pleaded with us, yet we would not listen; therefore this distress has come upon us."

Leviticus 26:40
'If they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their forefathers, in their unfaithfulness which they committed against Me, and also in their acting with hostility against Me--

Numbers 21:7
So the people came to Moses and said, "We have sinned, because we have spoken against the LORD and you; intercede with the LORD, that He may remove the serpents from us." And Moses interceded for the people.

Psalm 50:15
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me."

Psalm 78:34
When He killed them, then they sought Him, And returned and searched diligently for God;

Isaiah 18:4
For thus the LORD has told me, "I will look from My dwelling place quietly Like dazzling heat in the sunshine, Like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest."

Isaiah 26:9
At night my soul longs for You, Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently; For when the earth experiences Your judgments The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.

Isaiah 26:16
O LORD, they sought You in distress; They could only whisper a prayer, Your chastening was upon them.

Isaiah 64:7
There is no one who calls on Your name, Who arouses himself to take hold of You; For You have hidden Your face from us And have delivered us into the power of our iniquities.

Jeremiah 2:27
Who say to a tree, 'You are my father,' And to a stone, 'You gave me birth.' For they have turned their back to Me, And not their face; But in the time of their trouble they will say, 'Arise and save us.'
Treasury of Scripture

I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.

return.

Hosea 5:6 They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the …

Exodus 25:21,22 And you shall put the mercy seat above on the ark; and in the ark …

1 Kings 8:10-13 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, …

Psalm 132:14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.

Isaiah 26:21 For, behold, the LORD comes out of his place to punish the inhabitants …

Ezekiel 8:6 He said furthermore to me, Son of man, see you what they do? even …

Ezekiel 10:4 Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and stood over …

Ezekiel 11:23 And the glory of the LORD went up from the middle of the city, and …

Micah 1:3 For, behold, the LORD comes forth out of his place, and will come …

till.

Hosea 14:1-3 O Israel, return to the LORD your God; for you have fallen by your iniquity…

Leviticus 26:40-42 If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, …

Deuteronomy 4:29-31 But if from there you shall seek the LORD your God, you shall find …

Deuteronomy 30:1-3 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come on you, …

1 Kings 8:47,48 Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land where they were …

2 Chronicles 6:36,37 If they sin against you, (for there is no man which sins not,) and …

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, …

Nehemiah 1:8,9 Remember, I beseech you, the word that you commanded your servant …

Job 33:27 He looks on men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that …

Isaiah 64:5-9 You meet him that rejoices and works righteousness, those that remember …

Jeremiah 3:13 Only acknowledge your iniquity, that you have transgressed against …

Jeremiah 29:12-14 Then shall you call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I …

Jeremiah 31:18-20 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised …

Ezekiel 6:9 And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations where …

Ezekiel 20:43 And there shall you remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein …

Ezekiel 36:31 Then shall you remember your own evil ways, and your doings that …

Daniel 9:4-12 And I prayed to the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, …

acknowledge their offence. Heb. be guilty. in their.

Judges 4:3 And the children of Israel cried to the LORD: for he had nine hundred …

Judges 6:6,7 And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and …

Judges 10:10-16 And the children of Israel cried to the LORD, saying, We have sinned …

2 Chronicles 33:12,13 And when he was in affliction, he sought the LORD his God, and humbled …

Job 27:8-10 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when …

Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you …

Psalm 78:34 When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and inquired …

Psalm 83:16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek your name, O LORD.

Proverbs 1:27,28 When your fear comes as desolation, and your destruction comes as …

Proverbs 8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

Isaiah 26:9,16 With my soul have I desired you in the night; yes, with my spirit …

Jeremiah 2:27 Saying to a stock, You are my father; and to a stone, You have brought …

Zephaniah 2:1-3 Gather yourselves together, yes, gather together, O nation not desired…

Luke 13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and has shut to the …

(15) Tenderness blends with judgment, and insulted love bleeds and hopes. The image of the lion is dropped. Jehovah speaks of "His own place"--Heaven. He will cause all manifestations of His regard for them to cease till "they suffer punishment, and seek my face," and, like the prodigal in the flush of a new morning, will arise and go unto the Father.

I will go and return to my place,.... Leave the countries of Israel and of Judah, where he had used to grant his gracious and spiritual presence unto his people, and watched over them, and cared for them, and bestowed many favours on them, and go up to heaven, the place of his more glorious presence, as the Targum, Jarchi, and Kimchi, interpret it; and there, as it were, shut himself up, particularly with respect to these people, as if he had no more thought of them, or concern for them: this is to be understood in a sense becoming and agreeable to the omnipresence of God:

till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face; till the Israelites acknowledge their idolatry, and the Jews their disbelief and rejection of the Messiah, and all other sins; till they ingenuously confess themselves to be guilty, or know and acknowledge they have sinned, as the Targum; and then humbly seek the face and favour of God, the remission of their sins from him, and acceptance with him:

in their affliction they will seek me early; in the morning, betimes, early, and earnestly; which affliction may be understood both of the Assyrian and Babylonish captivity; or rather of their present affliction toward the close of it, when they shall be sensible of their sins, and confess them, and look to him whom they have pierced, and mourn, and seek for pardon, righteousness, and salvation, from him; and so all Israel shall be saved, of whose conversion this is a prophecy. 15. return to my place—that is, withdraw My favor.

till they acknowledge their offence—The Hebrew is, "till they suffer the penalty of their guilt." Probably "accepting the punishment of their guilt" (compare Zec 11:5) is included in the idea, as English Version translates. Compare Le 26:40, 41; Jer 29:12, 13; Eze 6:9; 20:43; 36:31.

seek my face—that is, seek My favor (Pr 29:26, Margin).

in … affliction … seek me early—that is, diligently; rising up before dawn to seek Me (Ps 119:147; compare Ps 78:34). 5:8-15 The destruction of impenitent sinners is not mere talk, to frighten them, it is a sentence which will not be recalled. And it is a mercy that we have timely warning given us, that we may flee from the wrath to come. Compliance with the commandments of men, who thwart the commandments of God, ripens a people for ruin. The judgments of God are sometimes to a sinful people as a moth, and as rottenness, or as a worm; as these consume the clothes and the wood, so shall the judgments of God consume them. Silently, they shall think themselves safe and thriving, but when they look into their state, shall find themselves wasting and decaying. Slowly, for the Lord gives them space to repent. Many a nation; as well as many a person, dies of a consumption. Gradually, God comes upon sinners with lesser judgments, to prevent greater, if they will be wise, and take warning. When Israel and Judah found themselves in danger, they sought the protection of the Assyrians, but this only helped to make their wound the worse. They would be forced to apply to God. He will bring them home to himself, by afflictions. When men begin to complain more of their sins than of their afflictions, then there begins to be some hope of them; and when under the conviction of sin, and the corrections of the rod, we must seek the knowledge of God. Those who are led by severe trials to seek God earnestly and sincerely, will find him a present help and an effectual refuge; for with him is plenteous redemption for all who call upon him. There is solid peace, and there only, where God is.
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