Hosea 6:3
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth."

New Living Translation
Oh, that we might know the LORD! Let us press on to know him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring."

English Standard Version
Let us know; let us press on to know the LORD; his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.”

New American Standard Bible
"So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth."

King James Bible
Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let us strive to know the LORD. His appearance is as sure as the dawn. He will come to us like the rain, like the spring showers that water the land.

International Standard Version
Let us know, let us pursue knowledge of the LORD; his coming is as certain as the dawn. He will come to us like the rain, like the autumn and spring rains come on the earth.

NET Bible
So let us acknowledge him! Let us seek to acknowledge the LORD! He will come to our rescue as certainly as the appearance of the dawn, as certainly as the winter rain comes, as certainly as the spring rain that waters the land."

New Heart English Bible
Let us acknowledge the LORD. Let us press on to know the LORD. As surely as the sun rises, The LORD will appear. He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain that waters the earth."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let's learn about the LORD. Let's get to know the LORD. He will come to us as sure as the morning comes. He will come to us like the autumn rains and the spring rains that water the ground.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And let us know, eagerly strive to know the LORD, His going forth is sure as the morning; And He shall come unto us as the rain, As the latter rain that watereth the earth.'

New American Standard 1977
“So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD.
            His going forth is as certain as the dawn;
            And He will come to us like the rain,
            Like the spring rain watering the earth.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And we shall know and follow on in knowing the LORD; his going forth is prepared as the dawn; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
Let us know, let us press on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

American King James Version
Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come to us as the rain, as the latter and former rain to the earth.

American Standard Version
And let us know, let us follow on to know Jehovah: his going forth is sure as the morning; and he will come unto us as the rain, as the latter rain that watereth the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He will revive us after two days: on the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. We shall know, and we shall follow on, that we may know the Lord. His going forth is prepared as the morning light, and he will come to us as the early and the latter rain to the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
and we shall know, -- we shall follow on to know Jehovah: his going forth is assured as the morning dawn; and he will come unto us as the rain, as the latter rain which watereth the earth.

English Revised Version
And let us know, let us follow on to know the LORD; his going forth is sure as the morning: and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter rain that watereth the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he will come to us as the rain, as the latter and former rain to the earth.

World English Bible
Let us acknowledge Yahweh. Let us press on to know Yahweh. As surely as the sun rises, Yahweh will appear. He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain that waters the earth."

Young's Literal Translation
And we know -- we pursue to know Jehovah, As the dawn prepared is His going forth, And He cometh in as a shower to us, As gathered rain -- sprinkling earth.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:1-3 Those who have gone from God by consent, and in a body, drawing one another to sin, should, by consent and in a body, return to him, which will be for his glory, and their good. It will be of great use for support under afflictions, and to encourage our repentance, to keep up good thoughts of God, and of his purposes and designs concerning us. Deliverance out of trouble should be to them as life from the dead. God will revive them: the assurance of this should engage them to return to him. But this seems to have a further reference to the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Let us admire the wisdom and goodness of God, that when the prophet foretold the deliverance of the church out of her troubles, he should point out our salvation by Christ; and now these words are fulfilled in the resurrection of Christ, it confirms our faith, that this is He that should come and we are to look for no other. Here is a precious blessing promised; this is life eternal, to know God. The returns of the favour of God are secured to us as firmly as the return of the morning after a dark night. He shall come to us as the latter and former rain unto the earth, which refreshes it, and makes it fruitful. The grace of God in Christ is both the latter and the former rain; and by it the good work of our fruit-bearing is begun and carried on. And as the Redeemer was raised from the grave, so will He revive the hearts and hopes of all that trust in him. The feeblest glimpse of hope in his word, is a sure earnest of increasing light and comfort, which shall be attended with purifying, comforting grace that makes fruitful.
Study Bible
Israel and Judah are Unrepentant
2"He will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day, That we may live before Him. 3"So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth." 4What shall I do with you, O Ephraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? For your loyalty is like a morning cloud And like the dew which goes away early.…
Cross References
Job 29:23
"They waited for me as for the rain, And opened their mouth as for the spring rain.

Psalm 19:6
Its rising is from one end of the heavens, And its circuit to the other end of them; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.

Psalm 63:8
My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.

Psalm 72:6
May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, Like showers that water the earth.

Isaiah 2:3
And many peoples will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; That He may teach us concerning His ways And that we may walk in His paths." For the law will go forth from Zion And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

Hosea 10:12
Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the LORD Until He comes to rain righteousness on you.

Joel 2:23
So rejoice, O sons of Zion, And be glad in the LORD your God; For He has given you the early rain for your vindication. And He has poured down for you the rain, The early and latter rain as before.

Micah 4:2
Many nations will come and say, "Come and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD And to the house of the God of Jacob, That He may teach us about His ways And that we may walk in His paths." For from Zion will go forth the law, Even the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

Micah 5:2
"But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity."
Treasury of Scripture

Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come to us as the rain, as the latter and former rain to the earth.

we know.

Hosea 2:20 I will even betroth you to me in faithfulness: and you shall know the LORD.

Isaiah 54:13 And all your children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall …

Jeremiah 24:7 And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and …

Micah 4:2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the …

John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true …

if.

Proverbs 2:1-5 My son, if you will receive my words, and hide my commandments with you…

Matthew 13:11 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know …

John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether …

Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received …

Philippians 3:13-15 Brothers, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing …

Hebrews 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of …

his going.

2 Samuel 23:4 And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun rises, …

Psalm 19:4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to …

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more …

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise …

Luke 1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on …

2 Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto you do well …

Revelation 22:16 I Jesus have sent my angel to testify to you these things in the …

as the rain.

Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your …

Hosea 14:5 I will be as the dew to Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast …

Deuteronomy 32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the …

Job 29:23 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth …

Psalm 65:9 You visit the earth, and water it: you greatly enrich it with the …

Psalm 72:6 He shall come down like rain on the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

Isaiah 5:6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor dig; but there …

Isaiah 32:15 Until the spirit be poured on us from on high, and the wilderness …

Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water on him that is thirsty, and floods on the dry …

Ezekiel 36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean: …

Joel 2:23,24 Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your …

Micah 5:7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the middle of many people as …

Zechariah 10:1 Ask you of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD …

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