Hosea 14:4
New International Version
“I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them.

New Living Translation
The LORD says, “Then I will heal you of your faithlessness; my love will know no bounds, for my anger will be gone forever.

English Standard Version
I will heal their apostasy; I will love them freely, for my anger has turned from them.

Berean Study Bible
I will heal their apostasy; I will freely love them, for My anger has turned away from them.

King James Bible
I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.

New King James Version
“I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely, For My anger has turned away from him.

New American Standard Bible
I will heal their apostasy, I will love them freely, Because My anger has turned away from them.

NASB 1995
I will heal their apostasy, I will love them freely, For My anger has turned away from them.

NASB 1977
I will heal their apostasy, I will love them freely, For My anger has turned away from them.

Amplified Bible
I will heal their apostasy and faithlessness; I will love them freely, For My anger has turned away from Israel.

Christian Standard Bible
I will heal their apostasy; I will freely love them, for my anger will have turned from him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will heal their apostasy; I will freely love them, for My anger will have turned from him.

American Standard Version
I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely; for mine anger is turned away from him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I shall heal their backsliding and I shall love their vows and shall turn back my anger from them

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I will restore their dwellings, I will love them truly: for he has turned away my wrath from him.

Contemporary English Version
Israel, you have rejected me, but my anger is gone; I will heal you and love you without limit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will heal their breaches, I will love them freely: for my wrath is turned away from them.

English Revised Version
I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him..

Good News Translation
The LORD says, "I will bring my people back to me. I will love them with all my heart; no longer am I angry with them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[The LORD says,] "I will cure them of their unfaithfulness. I will love them freely. I will no longer be angry with them.

International Standard Version
"I will correct their apostasy, loving them freely, since my anger will have turned away from them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely; For Mine anger is turned away from him.

Literal Standard Version
I heal their backsliding, I love them freely, For My anger has turned back from him.

NET Bible
"I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger will turn away from them.

New Heart English Bible
"I will heal their waywardness. I will love them freely; for my anger is turned away from him.

World English Bible
"I will heal their waywardness. I will love them freely; for my anger is turned away from him.

Young's Literal Translation
I heal their backsliding, I love them freely, For turned back hath Mine anger from him.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Promise of God's Blessing
4I will heal their apostasy; I will freely love them, for My anger has turned away from them. 5I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like the lily and take root like the cedars of Lebanon.…

Cross References
Isaiah 12:1
In that day you will say: "O LORD, I will praise You. Although You were angry with me, Your anger has turned away, and You have comforted me.

Isaiah 55:1
"Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you without money, come, buy, and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost!

Isaiah 57:18
I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will guide him and restore comfort to him and his mourners,

Jeremiah 3:22
"Return, O faithless children, and I will heal your faithlessness." "Here we are. We come to You, for You are the LORD our God.

Jeremiah 31:20
Is not Ephraim a precious son to Me, a delightful child? Though I often speak against him, I still remember him. Therefore My heart yearns for him; I have great compassion for him," declares the LORD.

Ezekiel 33:14
But if I tell the wicked man, 'You will surely die,' and he turns from his sin and does what is just and right--

Ezekiel 36:36
Then the nations around you that remain will know that I, the LORD, have rebuilt what was destroyed, and I have replanted what was desolate. I, the LORD, have spoken, and I will do it.


Treasury of Scripture

I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for my anger is turned away from him.

heal.

Hosea 11:7
And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.

Exodus 15:26
And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.

Isaiah 57:18
I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.

I will love.

Deuteronomy 7:7,8
The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: …

Zephaniah 3:17
The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

Romans 3:24
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

for.

Numbers 25:4,11
And the LORD said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away from Israel…

Psalm 78:38
But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.

Isaiah 12:1
And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.









(4) Heal . . . Love.--If the foregoing be the offering of penitent lips, then the majestic reply of Jehovah is full of superlative grace.

Verses 4-7. - I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him. The penitential prayer put in the mouth of the people receives in this verse a gracious response; words of contrite confession are echoed back in accents of compassion and consolation. When thus penitent and prayerful they returned to the Lord, he promises them favor as well as forgiveness, so as to heal the moral malady under which they had long labored, remedy the evil effects of their apostasy, and withhold the stripes he was going to inflict. Meshubhatham means

(1) their turning away from God and all included therein - defection, rebellion, idolatry, and other sins. The disease would be healed, and its consequences averted.

(2) Some, however, understand the word, in a good sense, to mean "conversion ' or "the converted," the abstract being put for the concrete; the blessing is thus promised them when they turned or returned to God. Thus the Syriac version.

(3) The LXX. again, connecting meshubhah with yashav, to sit or dwell, render it by κατοικίαν, that is," I will heal their dwelling." There is little doubt that . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I will heal
אֶרְפָּא֙ (’er·pā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7495: To mend, to cure

their apostasy;
מְשׁ֣וּבָתָ֔ם (mə·šū·ḇā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4878: Turning back, apostasy

I will freely
נְדָבָ֑ה (nə·ḏā·ḇāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5071: Spontaneity, spontaneous, a spontaneous, abundant gift

love them,
אֹהֲבֵ֖ם (’ō·hă·ḇêm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 157: To have affection f

for
כִּ֛י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

My anger
אַפִּ֖י (’ap·pî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

has turned away
שָׁ֥ב (šāḇ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

from them.
מִמֶּֽנּוּ׃ (mim·men·nū)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of


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