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Hosea 2:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Yea, upon her children will I have no mercy; for they are children of whoredom;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they [be] the children of whoredoms.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Also, I will have no compassion on her children, Because they are children of harlotry.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they [are] the children of lewdness.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they are the children of whoredoms.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, on her children, not have compassion,—because, the children of paramours, they are.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And her sons I do not pity, For sons of whoredoms [are] they,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And I will not have mercy on her children: for they are the children of fornications.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And I will not haue mercy vpon her children, for they [be] the children of whordomes.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they are children of fornication.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they [be] the children of whoredoms.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And I will not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
have mercy y7355
[7355] Standard
רָחַם
racham
{raw-kham'}
A primitive root; to fondle; by implication to love, especially to compassionate.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
upon x7355
(7355) Complement
רָחַם
racham
{raw-kham'}
A primitive root; to fondle; by implication to love, especially to compassionate.
her children; 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
for x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
they x1992
(1992) Complement
הֵם
hem
{haym}
Masculine plural from H1931; they (only used when emphatic).
[be] the children 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of whoredoms. 2183
{2183} Prime
זָנוּן
zanuwn
{zaw-noon'}
From H2181; adultery; figuratively idolatry.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Hosea 2:4

_ _ her children — Not even her individual members shall escape the doom of the nation collectively, for they are individually guilty.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Hosea 2:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Hosea 2:4

And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they [be] the (f) children of whoredoms.

(f) That is bastards, and begotten in adultery.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
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.
Jeremiah 16:5 For thus saith the LORD, Enter not into the house of mourning, neither go to lament nor bemoan them: for I have taken away my peace from this people, saith the LORD, [even] lovingkindness and mercies.
Ezekiel 8:18 Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, [yet] will I not hear them.
Ezekiel 9:10 And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, [but] I will recompense their way upon their head.
Zechariah 1:12 Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these threescore and ten years?
Romans 9:18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will [have mercy], and whom he will he hardeneth.
Romans 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in [his] goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.

they be:
They are all idolaters; and have been consecrated to idols, whose marks they bear.

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.
John 8:41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, [even] God.
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