Hosea 2:4
New International Version
I will not show my love to her children, because they are the children of adultery.

New Living Translation
And I will not love her children, for they were conceived in prostitution.

English Standard Version
Upon her children also I will have no mercy, because they are children of whoredom.

Berean Study Bible
I will have no compassion on her children, because they are the children of adultery.

King James Bible
And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms.

New King James Version
“I will not have mercy on her children, For they are the children of harlotry.

New American Standard Bible
“Also, I will take no pity on her children, Because they are children of infidelity.

NASB 1995
“Also, I will have no compassion on her children, Because they are children of harlotry.

NASB 1977
“Also, I will have no compassion on her children, Because they are children of harlotry.

Amplified Bible
“Also, I will have no mercy on her children, Because they are the children of prostitution.

Christian Standard Bible
I will have no compassion on her children because they are the children of promiscuity.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will have no compassion on her children because they are the children of promiscuity.

American Standard Version
Yea, upon her children will I have no mercy; for they are children of whoredom;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And upon her children I shall not show compassion because they are children of a whore

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they are children of fornication.

Contemporary English Version
You children are the result of her unfaithfulness, and I'll show you no pity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will not have mercy on her children: for they are the children of fornications.

English Revised Version
Yea, upon her children will I have no mercy; for they be children of whoredom.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I won't love her children, because they are children of a prostitute.

International Standard Version
Furthermore, I'll not show pity on her children, since they are children of prostitution.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will not have compassion upon her children; For they are children of harlotry.

Literal Standard Version
And her sons I do not pity, For they [are] sons of whoredoms,

NET Bible
I will have no pity on her children, because they are children conceived in adultery.

New Heart English Bible
Indeed, on her children I will have no mercy; for they are children of unfaithfulness;

World English Bible
Indeed, on her children I will have no mercy; for they are children of unfaithfulness;

Young's Literal Translation
And her sons I do not pity, For sons of whoredoms are they,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Israel's Adultery Rebuked
3Otherwise, I will strip her naked and expose her like the day of her birth. I will make her like a desert and turn her into a parched land, and I will let her die of thirst. 4 I will have no compassion on her children, because they are the children of adultery. 5For their mother has played the harlot and has conceived them in disgrace. For she thought, ‘I will go after my lovers, who give me bread and water, wool and linen, oil and drink.’…

Cross References
Jeremiah 13:14
I will smash them against one another, fathers and sons alike, declares the LORD. I will allow no mercy or pity or compassion to keep Me from destroying them.'"

Ezekiel 23:25
And I will set My jealous rage against you, and they will deal with you in fury. They will cut off your noses and ears, and your survivors will fall by the sword. They will seize your sons and daughters, and your remnant will be consumed by fire.

Hosea 1:6
Gomer again conceived and gave birth to a daughter, and the LORD said to Hosea, "Name her Lo-ruhamah, for I will no longer have compassion on the house of Israel, that I should ever forgive them.

Hosea 5:7
They have been unfaithful to the LORD; for they have borne illegitimate children. Now the New Moon will devour them along with their land.


Treasury of Scripture

And I will not have mercy on her children; for they be the children of prostitutions.

I will not.

Hosea 1:6
And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And God said unto him, Call her name Loruhamah: for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away.

Isaiah 27:11
When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.

Jeremiah 13:14
And I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together, saith the LORD: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy, but destroy them.

they be.

children of.

Hosea 1:2
The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD.

2 Kings 9:22
And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?

Isaiah 57:3
But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.









(4) Her children.--The children are like their mother: not only are they born of doubtful parentage, but are personally defiled. Not only is idolatry enshrined in the national sanctuary and the royal palace, but the people love to have it so. They endorse the degradation of their mother.

Verse 4. - And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms. The connection of this verse is carried on from the preceding, viz. and lest I will not have mercy upon her children. An exceedingly apt illustration of this verse is given by Jerome. It is to this effect: When the children of Israel were brought out of Egypt, the parents perished in the wilderness; but the children of those who had thus perished, and whose caresses had thus fallen in the wilderness, were spared and permitted to enter the land of promise. Now, however, the case is different, and the punishment aggravated. The adulterous parent perishes, and the children of that parent perish also. Further, the reason is assigned in the concluding clause. The children proved themselves no better than the mother that bore them; they were the worthless progeny of a worthless parent.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I will have no
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

compassion
אֲרַחֵ֑ם (’ă·ra·ḥêm)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7355: To fondle, to love, to compassionate

on her children
בָּנֶ֖יהָ (bā·ne·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

because
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

they
הֵֽמָּה׃ (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

are the children
בְנֵ֥י (ḇə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of adultery.
זְנוּנִ֖ים (zə·nū·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2183: Adultery, idolatry


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