New Living Translation
"For this reason I will fence her in with thornbushes. I will block her path with a wall to make her lose her way.
King James Bible
Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths.
Darby Bible Translation
Therefore behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns; and I will fence her in with a wall, that she shall not find her paths.
World English Bible
Therefore, behold, I will hedge up your way with thorns, and I will build a wall against her, that she can't find her way.
Young's Literal Translation
Therefore, lo, I am hedging up thy way with thorns, And I have made for her a wall, And her paths she doth not find.
Hosea 2:6 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:6 Hedge up - I will compass thee in with wars, and calamities, that tho' thou love thy sinful courses, thou shalt have little pleasure in them. Make a wall - Yea, I will make the calamities of this people as a strong wall, which they cannot break. Her paths - Wherein thou didst go when thou wentest to Egypt, or Syria for help; but by my judgments, and thine enemies power, thou shalt be so guarded, thou shalt not find how to send to them for relief.
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And that this race was to become an holy people was declared in the Twelve Prophets  by Hosea, thus: I will call that which was not (my) people, my people; and her that was not beloved, beloved. It shall come to pass that in the place where it was called not my people, there shall they be called sons of the Living God. (Hos. ii. 23, i. 10) This also is that which was said by John the Baptist: That God is able of these stones to raise up sons to Abraham. For our hearts being withdrawn and taken …
Irenæus—The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching
Entire Sanctification in Prophecy.
The Prophecy of Obadiah.
The Controversy Concerning Fasting
2 Corinthians 12:7
even though I have received such wonderful revelations from God. So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud.
God has blocked my way so I cannot move. He has plunged my path into darkness.
But my people are not so reliable, for they have deserted me; they burn incense to worthless idols. They have stumbled off the ancient highways and walk in muddy paths.
He has walled me in, and I cannot escape. He has bound me in heavy chains.
He has blocked my way with a high stone wall; he has made my road crooked.
Even if you escape destruction from Assyria, Egypt will conquer you, and Memphis will bury you. Nettles will take over your treasures of silver; thistles will invade your ruined homes.
And the pagan shrines of Aven, the place of Israel's sin, will crumble. Thorns and thistles will grow up around their altars. They will beg the mountains, "Bury us!" and plead with the hills, "Fall on us!"
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