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Hosea 4 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:1 - Hear the word of the LORD, you children of Yisra'el; For the LORD has a charge against the inhabitants of the land: "Indeed there is no truth, Nor goodness, Nor knowledge of God in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:2 - There is cursing, lying, murder, stealing, and committing adultery; They break boundaries, and bloodshed causes bloodshed.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:3 - Therefore the land will mourn, And everyone who dwells therein will waste away. 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:4 - "Yet let no man bring a charge, neither let any man accuse; For your people are like those who bring charges against a Kohen.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:5 - You will stumble in the day, And the prophet will also stumble with you in the night; And I will destroy your mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:6 - My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, That you may be no Kohen to me. Because you have your God's law, I will also forget your children.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:7 - As they were multiplied, so they sinned against me. I will change their glory into shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:8 - They feed on the sin of my people, And set their heart on their iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:9 - It will be, like people, like Kohen; And I will punish them for their ways, And will repay them for their deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:10 - They will eat, and not have enough. They will play the prostitute, and will not increase; Because they have abandoned giving to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:11 - Prostitution, wine, and new wine take away understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:12 - My people consult with their wooded 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:13 - They sacrifice on the tops of the mountains, And burn incense on the hills, under oaks and poplars and terebinths, Because its shade is good. Therefore your daughters play the prostitute, And your brides commit adultery.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:14 - 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; And the people that does not understand will come to ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:15 - "Though you, Yisra'el, play the prostitute, Yet don't let Yehudah offend; And don't come to Gilgal, Neither go up to Beit-Aven, Nor swear, 'As the LORD lives.'
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:16 - For Yisra'el has behaved extremely stubbornly, like a stubborn heifer. Then how will the LORD feed them like a lamb in a meadow.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:17 - Efrayim is joined to idols. Leave him alone!
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:18 - Their drink has become sour. They play the prostitute continually. Her rulers dearly love their shameful way.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:19 - The wind has wrapped her up in its wings; And they shall be disappointed because of their sacrifices.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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