Hosea 12:10
New International Version
I spoke to the prophets, gave them many visions and told parables through them.”

New Living Translation
I sent my prophets to warn you with many visions and parables.”

English Standard Version
I spoke to the prophets; it was I who multiplied visions, and through the prophets gave parables.

Berean Study Bible
I spoke through the prophets and multiplied their visions; I gave parables through the prophets.

King James Bible
I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.

New King James Version
I have also spoken by the prophets, And have multiplied visions; I have given symbols through the witness of the prophets.”

New American Standard Bible
I have also spoken to the prophets, And I provided many visions, And through the prophets I spoke in parables.

NASB 1995
I have also spoken to the prophets, And I gave numerous visions, And through the prophets I gave parables.

NASB 1977
I have also spoken to the prophets, And I gave numerous visions; And through the prophets I gave parables.

Amplified Bible
I have also spoken to [you through] the prophets, And I gave [them] many visions [to make My will known], And through the prophets I gave parables [to appeal to your sense of right and wrong].

Christian Standard Bible
I will speak through the prophets and grant many visions; I will give parables through the prophets.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I spoke through the prophets and granted many visions; I gave parables through the prophets.

American Standard Version
I have also spoken unto the prophets, and I have multiplied visions; and by the ministry of the prophets have I used similitudes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I have spoken with the Prophets and I have multiplied my visions and by the agency of the Prophets I have been been represented

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I will speak to the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and by the means of the prophets I was represented.

Contemporary English Version
I spoke to the prophets--often I spoke in visions. And so, I will send my prophets with messages of doom.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I have spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and I have used similitudes by the ministry of the prophets.

English Revised Version
I have also spoken unto the prophets, and I have multiplied visions; and by the ministry of the prophets have I used similitudes.

Good News Translation
"I spoke to the prophets and gave them many visions, and through the prophets I gave my people warnings.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I spoke to the prophets and gave them many visions. I taught lessons through the prophets."

International Standard Version
I spoke to the prophets, giving revelation after revelation, and employing parables in the prophetic writings.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I have also spoken unto the prophets, And I have multiplied visions; And by the ministry of the prophets have I used similitudes.

Literal Standard Version
And I have spoken to the prophets, And I have multiplied vision, And by the hand of the prophets I use allegories.

NET Bible
I spoke to the prophets; I myself revealed many visions; I spoke in parables through the prophets."

New Heart English Bible
I have also spoken to the prophets, and I have multiplied visions; and by the ministry of the prophets I have used parables.

World English Bible
I have also spoken to the prophets, and I have multiplied visions; and by the ministry of the prophets I have used parables.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have spoken unto the prophets, And I have multiplied vision, And by the hand of the prophets I use similes.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Reproof of Ephraim, Judah, Jacob
9But I am the LORD your God ever since the land of Egypt. I will again make you dwell in tents, as in the days of the appointed feast. 10I spoke through the prophets and multiplied their visions; I gave parables through the prophets. 11Is there iniquity in Gilead? They will surely come to nothing. Do they sacrifice bulls in Gilgal? Indeed, their altars will be heaps of stones in the furrows of the field.…

Cross References
2 Kings 17:13
Yet through all His prophets and seers, the LORD warned Israel and Judah, saying, "Turn from your wicked ways and keep My commandments and statutes, according to the entire Law that I commanded your fathers and delivered to you through My servants the prophets."

Jeremiah 7:25
From the day your fathers came out of the land of Egypt until this day, I have sent you all My servants the prophets again and again.

Ezekiel 17:2
"Son of man, pose a riddle; speak a parable to the house of Israel

Ezekiel 20:49
Then I said, "Ah, Lord GOD, they are saying of me, 'Is he not just telling parables?'"


Treasury of Scripture

I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.

have also.

1 Kings 13:1
And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the LORD unto Bethel: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense.

1 Kings 14:7-16
Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people, and made thee prince over my people Israel, …

1 Kings 17:1
And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.

multiplied.

Numbers 12:6
And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.

Joel 2:28
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

Acts 2:17
And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

used.

Hosea 1:2-5
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…

Hosea 3:1
Then said the LORD unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine.

Isaiah 5:1-7
Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: …

ministry.









Verse 10. - I have also spoken to the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets. The vau before the verb in the beginning of the verse is copulative, and the verb is in the preterit as the accent is on the penult; if the vau were conversive of the preterit into the future, the verb would have the accent on the ultimate. The preterit denotes what has been taking place up to the present. עִל is explained

(1) by Knobel to denote that the Divine revelation or inspiration descended on the prophets from heaven; but

(2) Kimchi explains it as equivalent to אִם, with; thus: "'Upon (עִל) the prophets ' is the same as ' with (אִם) the prophets,' as (in Exodus 35:32), 'And they came both men and women [literally, 'men, עַל with, or rather in addition to, women']. He (Jehovah) says, 'What could I do to you and I did not do it, so that ye should not forget me? And what did I do with your fathers? I spoke constantly with the prophets to admonish you from me, and I multiplied visions to you many days.'" The Authorized Version

(3) employs "by" as the equivalent of עַל here. The pronoun v'anoki is emphatic, viz. "I even I," as though he said, "I and not another;" while the preterit proves Jehovah to have continued his visions to the very moment at which the prophet speaks. To the word אַדַמֶּה, . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I spoke
וְדִבַּ֙רְתִּי֙ (wə·ḏib·bar·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

through
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the prophets
הַנְּבִיאִ֔ים (han·nə·ḇî·’îm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5030: A spokesman, speaker, prophet

and
וְאָנֹכִ֖י (wə·’ā·nō·ḵî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 595: I

multiplied
הִרְבֵּ֑יתִי (hir·bê·ṯî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7235: To be or become much, many or great

their visions;
חָז֣וֹן (ḥā·zō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2377: A sight, a dream, revelation, oracle

I gave parables
אֲדַמֶּֽה׃ (’ă·ḏam·meh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1819: To compare, to resemble, liken, consider

through
וּבְיַ֥ד (ū·ḇə·yaḏ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3027: A hand

the prophets.
הַנְּבִיאִ֖ים (han·nə·ḇî·’îm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5030: A spokesman, speaker, prophet


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