Hosea 2:7
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
7291 [e]וְרִדְּפָ֤ה
wə-rid-də-p̄āh
And she will chaseConj-w | V-Piel-ConjPerf-3fs
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
157 [e]מְאַהֲבֶ֙יהָ֙
mə-’a-hă-ḇe-hā
her loversV-Piel-Prtcpl-mpc | 3fs
3808 [e]וְלֹֽא־
wə-lō-
but notConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
5381 [e]תַשִּׂ֣יג
ṯaś-śîḡ
overtakeV-Hifil-Imperf-3fs
853 [e]אֹתָ֔ם
’ō-ṯām,
themDirObjM | 3mp
1245 [e]וּבִקְשָׁ֖תַם
ū-ḇiq-šā-ṯam
and Yes she will seek themConj-w | V-Piel-ConjPerf-3fs | 3mp
3808 [e]וְלֹ֣א
wə-lō
but notConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
4672 [e]תִמְצָ֑א
ṯim-ṣā;
find [them]V-Qal-Imperf-3fs
559 [e]וְאָמְרָ֗ה
wə-’ā-mə-rāh,
and she will sayConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-3fs
1980 [e]אֵלְכָ֤ה
’ê-lə-ḵāh
I will goV-Qal-Imperf.Cohort-1cs
7725 [e]וְאָשׁ֙וּבָה֙
wə-’ā-šū-ḇāh
and returnConj-w | V-Qal-ConjImperf.Cohort-1cs
413 [e]אֶל־
’el-
toPrep
376 [e]אִישִׁ֣י
’î-šî
my husbandN-msc | 1cs
7223 [e]הָֽרִאשׁ֔וֹן
hā-ri-šō-wn,
firstArt | Adj-ms
3588 [e]כִּ֣י
forConj
2896 [e]ט֥וֹב
ṭō-wḇ
[it was] betterAdj-ms
  לִ֛י
for mePrep | 1cs
227 [e]אָ֖ז
’āz
thenAdv
6258 [e]מֵעָֽתָּה׃
mê-‘āt-tāh.
than nowPrep-m | Adv









Hebrew Texts
הושע 2:7 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְרִדְּפָ֤ה אֶת־מְאַהֲבֶ֙יהָ֙ וְלֹֽא־תַשִּׂ֣יג אֹתָ֔ם וּבִקְשָׁ֖תַם וְלֹ֣א תִמְצָ֑א וְאָמְרָ֗ה אֵלְכָ֤ה וְאָשׁ֙וּבָה֙ אֶל־אִישִׁ֣י הָֽרִאשֹׁ֔ון כִּ֣י טֹ֥וב לִ֛י אָ֖ז מֵעָֽתָּה׃

הושע 2:7 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ורדפה את־מאהביה ולא־תשיג אתם ובקשתם ולא תמצא ואמרה אלכה ואשובה אל־אישי הראשון כי טוב לי אז מעתה׃

הושע 2:7 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ורדפה את־מאהביה ולא־תשיג אתם ובקשתם ולא תמצא ואמרה אלכה ואשובה אל־אישי הראשון כי טוב לי אז מעתה׃

הושע 2:7 Hebrew Bible
ורדפה את מאהביה ולא תשיג אתם ובקשתם ולא תמצא ואמרה אלכה ואשובה אל אישי הראשון כי טוב לי אז מעתה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"She will pursue her lovers, but she will not overtake them; And she will seek them, but will not find them. Then she will say, 'I will go back to my first husband, For it was better for me then than now!'

King James Bible
And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She will pursue her lovers but not catch them; she will seek them but not find them. Then she will think," I will go back to my former husband, for then it was better for me than now."
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