6 his young shoots will grow. His splendor will be like an olive tree, his fragrance like a cedar of Lebanon.

Other Translations of Hosea 14:6

King James Version

6 His branches shall spread, spread: Heb. go and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon.

English Standard Version

6 his shoots shall spread out; his beauty shall be like the olive, and his fragrance like Lebanon.

The Message

6 he'll become a forest of oaks! He'll become splendid - like a giant sequoia, his fragrance like a grove of cedars!

New King James Version

6 His branches shall spread; His beauty shall be like an olive tree, And his fragrance like Lebanon.

New Living Translation

6 Its branches will spread out like beautiful olive trees, as fragrant as the cedars of Lebanon.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Hosea 14:6

Commentary on Hosea 14:4-8

(Read Hosea 14:4-8)

Israel seeks God's face, and they shall not seek it in vain. His anger is turned from them. Whom God loves, he loves freely; not because they deserve it, but of his own good pleasure. God will be to them all they need. The graces of the Spirit are the hidden manna, hidden in the dew; the grace thus freely bestowed on them shall not be in vain. They shall grow upward, and be more flourishing; shall grow as the lily. The lily, when come to its height, is a lovely flower, Isaiah 27:9. See the nature of repentance; it is a firm and fixed resolution to have no more to do with sin. The Lord meets penitents with mercy, as the father of the prodigal met his returning son. God will be to all true converts both a delight and a defence; they shall sit under his shadow with delight. And as the root of a tree; From me is thy fruit found: from Him we receive grace and strength to enable us to do our duty.