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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 H8085 (8798) the word H1697 of the LORD H3068, ye children H1121 of Israel H3478: for the LORD H3068 hath a controversy H7379 with the inhabitants H3427 (8802) of the land H776, because [there is] no truth H571, nor mercy H2617, nor knowledge H1847 of God H430 in the land H776.
[2] By swearing H422 (8800), and lying H3584 (8763), and killing H7523 (8800), and stealing H1589 (8800), and committing adultery H5003 (8800), they break out H6555 (8804), and blood H1818 toucheth H5060 (8804) blood H1818.
[3] Therefore shall the land H776 mourn H56 (8799), and every one that dwelleth H3427 (8802) therein shall languish H535 (8797), with the beasts H2416 of the field H7704, and with the fowls H5775 of heaven H8064; yea, the fishes H1709 of the sea H3220 also shall be taken away H622 (8735).
[4] Yet let no man H376 strive H7378 (8799), nor reprove H3198 (8686) another H376: for thy people H5971 [are] as they that strive H7378 (8688) with the priest H3548.
[5] Therefore shalt thou fall H3782 (8804) in the day H3117, and the prophet H5030 also shall fall H3782 (8804) with thee in the night H3915, and I will destroy H1820 (8804) thy mother H517.
[6] My people H5971 are destroyed H1820 (8738) for lack of knowledge H1847: because thou hast rejected H3988 (8804) knowledge H1847, I will also reject H3988 (8799) thee, that thou shalt be no priest H3547 (8763) to me: seeing thou hast forgotten H7911 (8799) the law H8451 of thy God H430, I will also forget H7911 (8799) thy children H1121.
[7] As they were increased H7230, so they sinned H2398 (8804) against me: [therefore] will I change H4171 (8686) their glory H3519 into shame H7036.
[8] They eat up H398 (8799) the sin H2403 of my people H5971, and they set H5375 (8799) their heart H5315 on their iniquity H5771.
[9] And there shall be, like people H5971, like priest H3548: and I will punish H6485 (8804) them for their ways H1870, and reward H7725 (8686) them their doings H4611.
[10] For they shall eat H398 (8804), and not have enough H7646 (8799): they shall commit whoredom H2181 (8689), and shall not increase H6555 (8799): because they have left off H5800 (8804) to take heed H8104 (8800) to the LORD H3068.
[11] Whoredom H2184 and wine H3196 and new wine H8492 take away H3947 (8799) the heart H3820.
[12] My people H5971 ask H7592 (8799) counsel at their stocks H6086, and their staff H4731 declareth H5046 (8686) unto them: for the spirit H7307 of whoredoms H2183 hath caused [them] to err H8582 (8689), and they have gone a whoring H2181 (8799) from under their God H430.
[13] They sacrifice H2076 (8762) upon the tops H7218 of the mountains H2022, and burn incense H6999 (8762) upon the hills H1389, under oaks H437 and poplars H3839 and elms H424, because the shadow H6738 thereof [is] good H2896: therefore your daughters H1323 shall commit whoredom H2181 (8799), and your spouses H3618 shall commit adultery H5003 (8762).
[14] I will not punish H6485 (8799) your daughters H1323 when they commit whoredom H2181 (8799), nor your spouses H3618 when they commit adultery H5003 (8762): for themselves are separated H6504 (8762) with whores H2181 (8802), and they sacrifice H2076 (8762) with harlots H6948: therefore the people H5971 [that] doth not understand H995 (8799) shall fall H3832 (8735).
[15] Though thou, Israel H3478, play the harlot H2181 (8802), [yet] let not Judah H3063 offend H816 (8799); and come H935 (8799) not ye unto Gilgal H1537, neither go ye up H5927 (8799) to Bethaven H1007, nor swear H7650 (8735), The LORD H3068 liveth H2416.
[16] For Israel H3478 slideth back H5637 (8804) as a backsliding H5637 (8802) heifer H6510: now the LORD H3068 will feed H7462 (8799) them as a lamb H3532 in a large place H4800.
[17] Ephraim H669 [is] joined H2266 (8803) to idols H6091: let him alone H3240 (8685).
[18] Their drink H5435 is sour H5493 (8804): they have committed whoredom H2181 (8689) continually H2181 (8687): her rulers H4043 [with] shame H7036 do love H157 (8804), Give H3051 (8798) ye.
[19] The wind H7307 hath bound her up H6887 (8804) in her wings H3671, and they shall be ashamed H954 (8799) because of their sacrifices H2077.

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!