Hos. 6:4 KJV (With Strong’s)

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O Ephraim
'Ephrayim (Hebrew #669)
double fruit; Ephrajim, a son of Joseph; also the tribe descended from him, and its territory
KJV usage: Ephraim, Ephraimites.
Pronounce: ef-rah'-yim
Origin: dual of masculine form of 672
, what shall I do
`asah (Hebrew #6213)
to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application (as follows)
KJV usage: accomplish, advance, appoint, apt, be at, become, bear, bestow, bring forth, bruise, be busy, X certainly, have the charge of, commit, deal (with), deck, + displease, do, (ready) dress(-ed), (put in) execute(-ion), exercise, fashion, + feast, (fight-)ing man, + finish, fit, fly, follow, fulfill, furnish, gather, get, go about, govern, grant, great, + hinder, hold ((a feast)), X indeed, + be industrious, + journey, keep, labour, maintain, make, be meet, observe, be occupied, offer, + officer, pare, bring (come) to pass, perform, pracise, prepare, procure, provide, put, requite, X sacrifice, serve, set, shew, X sin, spend, X surely, take, X thoroughly, trim, X very, + vex, be (warr-)ior, work(-man), yield, use.
Pronounce: aw-saw'
Origin: a primitive root
unto thee? O Judah
Yhuwdah (Hebrew #3063)
celebrated; Jehudah (or Judah), the name of five Israelites; also of the tribe descended from the first, and of its territory
KJV usage: Judah.
Pronounce: yeh-hoo-daw'
Origin: from 3034
, what shall I do
`asah (Hebrew #6213)
to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application (as follows)
KJV usage: accomplish, advance, appoint, apt, be at, become, bear, bestow, bring forth, bruise, be busy, X certainly, have the charge of, commit, deal (with), deck, + displease, do, (ready) dress(-ed), (put in) execute(-ion), exercise, fashion, + feast, (fight-)ing man, + finish, fit, fly, follow, fulfill, furnish, gather, get, go about, govern, grant, great, + hinder, hold ((a feast)), X indeed, + be industrious, + journey, keep, labour, maintain, make, be meet, observe, be occupied, offer, + officer, pare, bring (come) to pass, perform, pracise, prepare, procure, provide, put, requite, X sacrifice, serve, set, shew, X sin, spend, X surely, take, X thoroughly, trim, X very, + vex, be (warr-)ior, work(-man), yield, use.
Pronounce: aw-saw'
Origin: a primitive root
unto thee? for your γgoodness
checed (Hebrew #2617)
kindness; by implication (towards God) piety: rarely (by opposition) reproof, or (subject.) beauty
KJV usage: favour, good deed(-liness, -ness), kindly, (loving-)kindness, merciful (kindness), mercy, pity, reproach, wicked thing.
Pronounce: kheh'-sed
Origin: from 2616
is as a morning
boqer (Hebrew #1242)
properly, dawn (as the break of day); generally, morning
KJV usage: (+) day, early, morning, morrow.
Pronounce: bo'-ker
Origin: from 1239
cloud
`anan (Hebrew #6051)
a cloud (as covering the sky), i.e. the nimbus or thunder-cloud
KJV usage: cloud(-y).
Pronounce: aw-nawn'
Origin: from 6049
, and as the early
shakam (Hebrew #7925)
properly, to incline (the shoulder to a burden); but used only as denominative from 7926; literally, to load up (on the back of man or beast), i.e. to start early in the morning
KJV usage: (arise, be up, get (oneself) up, rise up) early (betimes), morning.
Pronounce: shaw-kam'
Origin: a primitive root
dew
tal (Hebrew #2919)
dew (as covering vegetation)
KJV usage: dew.
Pronounce: tal
Origin: from 2926
it goeth away
halak (Hebrew #1980)
a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively)
KJV usage: (all) along, apace, behave (self), come, (on) continually, be conversant, depart, + be eased, enter, exercise (self), + follow, forth, forward, get, go (about, abroad, along, away, forward, on, out, up and down), + greater, grow, be wont to haunt, lead, march, X more and more, move (self), needs, on, pass (away), be at the point, quite, run (along), + send, speedily, spread, still, surely, + tale-bearer, + travel(-ler), walk (abroad, on, to and fro, up and down, to places), wander, wax, (way-)faring man, X be weak, whirl.
Pronounce: haw-lak'
Origin: akin to 3212
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or, mercy, or,kindness.

Cross References

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Hos. 11:8• 8How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together. (Hos. 11:8)
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Isa. 5:3‑4• 3And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.
4What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?
(Isa. 5:3‑4)
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Jer. 3:19• 19But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away from me. (Jer. 3:19)
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Jer. 5:7,9,23• 7How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.
9Shall I not visit for these things? saith the Lord: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
23But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone.
(Jer. 5:7,9,23)
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Jer. 9:7• 7Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people? (Jer. 9:7)
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Luke 13:7‑9• 7Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?
8And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
9And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.
(Luke 13:7‑9)
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Luke 19:41‑42• 41And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,
42Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
(Luke 19:41‑42)
for.
Judg. 2:18‑19• 18And when the Lord raised them up judges, then the Lord was with the judge, and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge: for it repented the Lord because of their groanings by reason of them that oppressed them and vexed them.
19And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they returned, and corrupted themselves more than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them, and to bow down unto them; they ceased not from their own doings, nor from their stubborn way.
(Judg. 2:18‑19)
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Psa. 78:34‑37• 34When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and inquired early after God.
35And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer.
36Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues.
37For their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant.
(Psa. 78:34‑37)
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Psa. 106:12‑13• 12Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.
13They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:
(Psa. 106:12‑13)
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Jer. 3:10• 10And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith the Lord. (Jer. 3:10)
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Jer. 34:15• 15And ye were now turned, and had done right in my sight, in proclaiming liberty every man to his neighbor; and ye had made a covenant before me in the house which is called by my name: (Jer. 34:15)
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Matt. 13:21• 21Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. (Matt. 13:21)
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2 Peter 2:20‑22• 20For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
21For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
22But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
(2 Peter 2:20‑22)
goodness.
or, mercy, or, kindness.
as a.

J. N. Darby Translation

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What shall I do unto thee, Ephraim? What shall I do unto thee, Judah? For your goodnessn is as a morning cloud, and as the dew that early passeth away.

JND Translation Notes

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Chesed, see ch. 2.19.