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World English Bible

Hosea 4 (WEBP)

[1] Hear Yahweh’s word, you children of Israel, for Yahweh has a charge against the inhabitants of the land: “Indeed there is no truth, nor goodness, nor knowledge of God in the land.
[2] There is cursing, lying, murder, stealing, and committing adultery; they break boundaries, and bloodshed causes bloodshed.
[3] Therefore the land will mourn, and everyone who dwells in it will waste away, with all living things in her, even the animals of the field and the birds of the sky; yes, the fish of the sea also die.
[4] “Yet let no man bring a charge, neither let any man accuse; for your people are like those who bring charges against a priest.
[5] You will stumble in the day, and the prophet will also stumble with you in the night; and I will destroy your mother.
[6] My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you may be no priest to me. Because you have forgotten your God’s law, I will also forget your children.
[7] As they were multiplied, so they sinned against me. I will change their glory into shame.
[8] They feed on the sin of my people, and set their heart on their iniquity.
[9] It will be like people, like priest; and I will punish them for their ways, and will repay them for their deeds.
[10] They will eat, and not have enough. They will play the prostitute, and will not increase; because they have abandoned listening to Yahweh.
[11] Prostitution, wine, and new wine take away understanding.
[12] My people consult with their wooden idol, and answer to a stick of wood. Indeed the spirit of prostitution has led them astray, and they have been unfaithful to their God.
[13] They sacrifice on the tops of the mountains, and burn incense on the hills, under oaks, poplars, and terebinths, because its shade is good. Therefore your daughters play the prostitute, and your brides commit adultery.
[14] I will not punish your daughters when they play the prostitute, nor your brides when they commit adultery; because the men consort with prostitutes, and they sacrifice with the shrine prostitutes; so the people without understanding will come to ruin.
[15] “Though you, Israel, play the prostitute, yet don’t let Judah offend; and don’t come to Gilgal, neither go up to Beth Aven, nor swear, ‘As Yahweh lives.’
[16] For Israel has behaved extremely stubbornly, like a stubborn heifer. Then how will Yahweh feed them like a lamb in a meadow?
[17] Ephraim is joined to idols. Leave him alone!
[18] Their drink has become sour. They play the prostitute continually. Her rulers dearly love their shameful way.
[19] The wind has wrapped her up in its wings; and they shall be disappointed because of their sacrifices.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Hosea 4 (KJVS)

[1] Hear () the word of the LORD , ye children of Israel : for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants () of the land , because [there is] no truth , nor mercy , nor knowledge of God in the land .
[2] By swearing (), and lying (), and killing (), and stealing (), and committing adultery (), they break out (), and blood toucheth () blood .
[3] Therefore shall the land mourn (), and every one that dwelleth () therein shall languish (), with the beasts of the field , and with the fowls of heaven ; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away ().
[4] Yet let no man strive (), nor reprove () another : for thy people [are] as they that strive () with the priest .
[5] Therefore shalt thou fall () in the day , and the prophet also shall fall () with thee in the night , and I will destroy () thy mother .
[6] My people are destroyed () for lack of knowledge : because thou hast rejected () knowledge , I will also reject () thee, that thou shalt be no priest () to me: seeing thou hast forgotten () the law of thy God , I will also forget () thy children .
[7] As they were increased , so they sinned () against me: [therefore] will I change () their glory into shame .
[8] They eat up () the sin of my people , and they set () their heart on their iniquity .
[9] And there shall be, like people , like priest : and I will punish () them for their ways , and reward () them their doings .
[10] For they shall eat (), and not have enough (): they shall commit whoredom (), and shall not increase (): because they have left off () to take heed () to the LORD .
[11] Whoredom and wine and new wine take away () the heart .
[12] My people ask () counsel at their stocks , and their staff declareth () unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused [them] to err (), and they have gone a whoring () from under their God .
[13] They sacrifice () upon the tops of the mountains , and burn incense () upon the hills , under oaks and poplars and elms , because the shadow thereof [is] good : therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom (), and your spouses shall commit adultery ().
[14] I will not punish () your daughters when they commit whoredom (), nor your spouses when they commit adultery (): for themselves are separated () with whores (), and they sacrifice () with harlots : therefore the people [that] doth not understand () shall fall ().
[15] Though thou, Israel , play the harlot (), [yet] let not Judah offend (); and come () not ye unto Gilgal , neither go ye up () to Bethaven , nor swear (), The LORD liveth .
[16] For Israel slideth back () as a backsliding () heifer : now the LORD will feed () them as a lamb in a large place .
[17] Ephraim [is] joined () to idols : let him alone ().
[18] Their drink is sour (): they have committed whoredom () continually (): her rulers [with] shame do love (), Give () ye.
[19] The wind hath bound her up () in her wings , and they shall be ashamed () because of their sacrifices .

Young’s Literal Translation

Hosea 4 (YLT)

[1] ‘Hear a word of Jehovah, sons of Israel, For a strife is to Jehovah with inhabitants of the land, For there is no truth, nor kindness, Nor knowledge of God, in the land,
[2] Swearing, and lying, and murdering, And stealing, and committing adultery-have increased, And blood against blood hath touched.
[3] Therefore mourn doth the land, And weak is every dweller in it, With the beast of the field, And with the fowl of the heavens, And the fishes of the sea-they are removed.
[4] Only, let no one strive, nor reprove a man, And thy people are as those striving with a priest.
[5] And thou hast stumbled in the day, And stumbled hath also a prophet with thee in the night, And I have cut off thy mother.
[6] Cut off have been My people for lack of knowledge, Because thou knowledge hast rejected, I reject thee from being priest to Me, And thou forgettest the law of thy God, I forget thy sons, I also!
[7] According to their abundance so they sinned against Me, Their honour into shame I change.
[8] The sin of My people they do eat, And unto their iniquity lift up their soul.
[9] And it hath been, like people, like priest, And I have charged on it its ways, And its habitual doings I return to it.
[10] And they have eaten, and are not satisfied, They have gone a-whoring, and increase not, For they have left off taking heed to Jehovah.
[11] Whoredom, and wine, and new wine, take the heart,
[12] My people at its staff asketh and its rod declareth to it, For a spirit of whoredoms hath caused to err, And they go a-whoring from under their God.
[13] On tops of the mountains they do sacrifice, And on the hills they make perfume, Under oak, and poplar, and terebinth, For good is its shade.
[14] Therefore commit whoredom do your daughters, And your spouses commit adultery, I do not see after your daughters when they commit whoredom, And after your spouses when they commit adultery, For they with the harlots are separated, And with the whores they do sacrifice, A people that doth not understand kicketh.
[15] Though a harlot thou art, O Israel, Let not Judah become guilty, And come not ye in to Gilgal, nor go up to Beth-Aven, Nor swear ye, Jehovah liveth.
[16] For as a refractory heifer hath Israel turned aside, Now doth Jehovah feed them as a lamb in a large place.
[17] Joined to idols is Ephraim, let him alone.
[18] Sour is their drink, They have gone diligently a-whoring, Her protectors have loved shame thoroughly.
[19] Distressed her hath wind with its wings, And they are ashamed of their sacrifices!