but (A)with righteousness he shall judge the poor,
    and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
and he shall (B)strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,
    and (C)with the breath of his lips (D)he shall kill the wicked.

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but with righteousness(A) he will judge the needy,(B)
    with justice(C) he will give decisions for the poor(D) of the earth.
He will strike(E) the earth with the rod of his mouth;(F)
    with the breath(G) of his lips he will slay the wicked.(H)

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Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets;
    I have slain them (A)by the words of my mouth,
    and my judgment goes forth as the light.

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Therefore I cut you in pieces with my prophets,
    I killed you with the words of my mouth(A)
    then my judgments go forth like the sun.[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 6:5 The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.

12 For (A)the word of God is living and (B)active, (C)sharper than any (D)two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and (E)discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

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12 For the word of God(A) is alive(B) and active.(C) Sharper than any double-edged sword,(D) it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.(E)

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16 (A)In his right hand he held seven stars, (B)from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and (C)his face was like the sun shining (D)in full strength.

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16 In his right hand he held seven stars,(A) and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword.(B) His face was like the sun(C) shining in all its brilliance.

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