Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Hosea 9:16 in English Standard Version "Ephraim is stricken; their root is dried up; they shall bear no fruit. Even though they give birth, I will put their beloved children to death." Ho 9:11 Ephraim’s glory shall fly away like a bird— no birth, no pregnancy, no conception! Ho 9:12 Even if they bring up children, I will bereave them till none is left. Woe to them when I depart from them!