Hosea 8:3
New International Version
But Israel has rejected what is good; an enemy will pursue him.

New Living Translation
But it is too late. The people of Israel have rejected what is good, and now their enemies will chase after them.

English Standard Version
Israel has spurned the good; the enemy shall pursue him.

Berean Study Bible
But Israel has rejected good; an enemy will pursue him.

King James Bible
Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.

New King James Version
Israel has rejected the good; The enemy will pursue him.

New American Standard Bible
Israel has rejected the good; The enemy will pursue him.

NASB 1995
Israel has rejected the good; The enemy will pursue him.

NASB 1977
Israel has rejected the good; The enemy will pursue him.

Amplified Bible
Israel has rejected the good; The enemy shall pursue him.

Christian Standard Bible
Israel has rejected what is good; an enemy will pursue him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Israel has rejected what is good; an enemy will pursue him.

American Standard Version
Israel hath cast off that which is good: the enemy shall pursue him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Israel has forgotten goodness and the enemy chases them

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For Israel has turned away from good things; they have pursued an enemy.

Contemporary English Version
But your enemies will chase you for rejecting our good agreement.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Israel hath cast off the thing that is good, the enemy shall pursue him.

Good News Translation
they have rejected what is good. Because of this their enemies will pursue them.

International Standard Version
"Israel has discarded what is good. The enemy will pursue them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Israel hath cast off that which is good; The enemy shall pursue him.

Literal Standard Version
Israel has cast off good, an enemy pursues him.

New American Bible
But Israel has rejected what is good; the enemy shall pursue him.

NET Bible
But Israel has rejected what is morally good; so an enemy will pursue him.

New Revised Standard Version
Israel has spurned the good; the enemy shall pursue him.

New Heart English Bible
Israel has cast off that which is good. The enemy will pursue him.

World English Bible
Israel has cast off that which is good. The enemy will pursue him.

Young's Literal Translation
Cast off good hath Israel, an enemy pursueth him.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Israel will Reap the Whirlwind
2Israel cries out to Me, “O our God, we know You!” 3But Israel has rejected good; an enemy will pursue him. 4They set up kings, but not by Me. They make princes, but without My approval. With their silver and gold they make themselves idols, to their own destruction.…

Cross References
Hosea 8:2
Israel cries out to Me, "O our God, we know You!"

Hosea 8:4
They set up kings, but not by Me. They make princes, but without My approval. With their silver and gold they make themselves idols, to their own destruction.


Treasury of Scripture

Israel has cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.

cast.

Psalm 36:3
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.

Psalm 81:10,11
I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it…

Amos 1:11
Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever:

the enemy.

Leviticus 26:36
And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth.

Deuteronomy 28:25
The LORD shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.

Lamentations 3:66
Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LORD.











(3) Cast off.--Jehovah's reply to Israel's hollow repentance. The word "cast off" means a scornful loathing of what is putrescent or obscene. "The thing that is good" is the name of God, which is the salvation of Israel (Aben Ezra).

Verse 3. - Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him. This is the reply of Jehovah. The good which Israel rejected is not exactly God the One Good, nor Jehovah the greatest Good, nor the Law, which was good; but all the goodness which he bestows on such as keep his covenant. This Israel rejected, and in turn is rejected of God and delivered up into the hands of his pursuers.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
[But] Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

has rejected
זָנַ֥ח (zā·naḥ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2186: Reject, forsake, fail

good;
ט֑וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

an enemy
אוֹיֵ֖ב (’ō·w·yêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 341: Hating, an adversary

will pursue him.
יִרְדְּֽפוֹ׃‪‬ (yir·də·p̄ōw)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7291: To pursue, chase, persecute


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