Hosea 8:9 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Hosea 8:9, NIV: For they have gone up to Assyria like a wild donkey wandering alone. Ephraim has sold herself to lovers.

Hosea 8:9, ESV: For they have gone up to Assyria, a wild donkey wandering alone; Ephraim has hired lovers.

Hosea 8:9, KJV: For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath hired lovers.

Hosea 8:9, NASB: For they have gone up to Assyria, Like a wild donkey all alone; Ephraim has paid fees for lovers.

Hosea 8:9, NLT: Like a wild donkey looking for a mate, they have gone up to Assyria. The people of Israel have sold themselves--sold themselves to many lovers.

Hosea 8:9, CSB: For they have gone up to Assyria like a wild donkey going off on its own. Ephraim has paid for love.

What does Hosea 8:9 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

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