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Hosea 4 :: Webster's Bible (WEB)

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Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:1 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:2 - By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:3 - Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth in it shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yes, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:4 - Yet let no man contend, nor reprove another: for thy people are as they that contend with the priest.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:5 - Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and the prophet also shall fall with thee in the night, and I will destroy thy mother.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:6 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:7 - As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:8 - They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:9 - And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:10 - For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall be guilty of lewdness, and shall not increase: because they have ceased to take heed to the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:11 - Lewdness and wine and new wine take away the heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:12 - My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth to them: for the spirit of lewdness hath caused them to err, and they have gone astray from under their God.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:13 - They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, because the shade of them is agreeable: therefore your daughters shall be guilty of lewdness, and your spouses shall commit adultery.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:14 - I will not punish your daughters when they are guilty of lewdness, nor your spouses when they commit adultery: for they themselves are separated with prostitutes, and they sacrifice with harlots: therefore the people that doth not understand shall fall.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:15 - Though thou, Israel, playest the harlot, yet let not Judah offend; and come not ye to Gilgal, neither go ye up to Beth-aven, nor swear, The LORD liveth.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:16 - For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:17 - Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:18 - Their drink is sour: they have been guilty of lewd deeds continually: her rulers with shame do love, Give ye.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:19 - The wind hath bound her up in her wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.
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The Webster Bible was translated by Noah Webster in 1833 in order to bring the language of the bible up to date. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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