Hosea 7:9
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New International Version
Foreigners sap his strength, but he does not realize it. His hair is sprinkled with gray, but he does not notice.

New Living Translation
Worshiping foreign gods has sapped their strength, but they don't even know it. Their hair is gray, but they don't realize they're old and weak.

English Standard Version
Strangers devour his strength, and he knows it not; gray hairs are sprinkled upon him, and he knows it not.

New American Standard Bible
Strangers devour his strength, Yet he does not know it; Gray hairs also are sprinkled on him, Yet he does not know it.

King James Bible
Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Foreigners consume his strength, but he does not notice. Even his hair is streaked with gray, but he does not notice.

International Standard Version
Foreigners have consumed his strength, and he hasn't noticed. Furthermore, his head is sprinkled with gray hair, but he doesn't realize it.

NET Bible
Foreigners are consuming what his strenuous labor produced, but he does not recognize it! His head is filled with gray hair, but he does not realize it!

New Heart English Bible
Strangers have devoured his strength, and he doesn't realize it. Indeed, gray hairs are here and there on him, and he doesn't realize it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Foreigners are using up your strength, but you don't realize it. You have become a gray-haired, old man, but you don't realize it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Strangers have devoured his strength, And he knoweth it not; Yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, And he knoweth it not.

New American Standard 1977
Strangers devour his strength,
            Yet he does not know it;
            Gray hairs also are sprinkled on him,
            Yet he does not know it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Strangers have devoured his strength, and he does not know it; yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he does not understand.

King James 2000 Bible
Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knows it not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knows not.

American King James Version
Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knows it not: yes, gray hairs are here and there on him, yet he knows not.

American Standard Version
Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, and he knoweth it not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knew it not: yea, grey hairs also are spread about upon him, and he is ignorant of it.

Darby Bible Translation
Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth [it] not; yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, and he knoweth [it] not.

English Revised Version
Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, and he knoweth it not.

Webster's Bible Translation
Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yes, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not.

World English Bible
Strangers have devoured his strength, and he doesn't realize it. Indeed, gray hairs are here and there on him, and he doesn't realize it.

Young's Literal Translation
Devoured have strangers his power, And he hath not known, Also old age hath sprinkled itself on him, And he hath not known.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:8-16 Israel was as a cake not turned, half burnt and half dough, none of it fit for use; a mixture of idolatry and of the worship of Jehovah. There were tokens of approaching ruin, as grey hairs are of old age, but they noticed them not. The pride which leads to break the law of God leads to self-flattery. The mercy and grace of God are the only refuge to which obstinate sinners never think of fleeing. Though they may howl forth their terrors in the form of prayers, they seldom cry to God with their hearts. Even their prayers for earthly mercies only seek fuel for their lusts. Their turning from one sect, sentiment, form, or vice, to another, still leaves them far short of Christ and holiness. Such are we by nature. And such shall we prove if left to ourselves. Create in us a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within us.
Study Bible
Ephraim's Iniquity
8Ephraim mixes himself with the nations; Ephraim has become a cake not turned. 9Strangers devour his strength, Yet he does not know it; Gray hairs also are sprinkled on him, Yet he does not know it. 10Though the pride of Israel testifies against him, Yet they have not returned to the LORD their God, Nor have they sought Him, for all this.…
Cross References
Isaiah 1:7
Your land is desolate, Your cities are burned with fire, Your fields-- strangers are devouring them in your presence; It is desolation, as overthrown by strangers.

Isaiah 42:25
So He poured out on him the heat of His anger And the fierceness of battle; And it set him aflame all around, Yet he did not recognize it; And it burned him, but he paid no attention.

Isaiah 48:8
"You have not heard, you have not known. Even from long ago your ear has not been open, Because I knew that you would deal very treacherously; And you have been called a rebel from birth.

Hosea 4:6
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

Hosea 8:7
For they sow the wind And they reap the whirlwind. The standing grain has no heads; It yields no grain. Should it yield, strangers would swallow it up.
Treasury of Scripture

Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knows it not: yes, gray hairs are here and there on him, yet he knows not.

devoured.

Hosea 8:7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it …

2 Kings 13:3-7,22 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he delivered …

2 Kings 15:19 And Pul the king of Assyria came against the land: and Menahem gave …

Proverbs 23:35 They have stricken me, shall you say, and I was not sick; they have …

Isaiah 42:22-25 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared …

Isaiah 57:1 The righteous perishes, and no man lays it to heart: and merciful …

here and there. Heb. sprinkled.

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