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Hosea 4 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:1 - '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,

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:2 - Swearing, and lying, and murdering, And stealing, and committing adultery -- have increased, And blood against blood hath touched.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:3 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:4 - Only, let no one strive, nor reprove a man, And thy people are as those striving with a priest.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:5 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:6 - 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!

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:7 - According to their abundance so they sinned against Me, Their honour into shame I change.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:8 - The sin of My people they do eat, And unto their iniquity lift up their soul.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:9 - And it hath been, like people, like priest, And I have charged on it its ways, And its habitual doings I return to it.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:10 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:11 - Whoredom, and wine, and new wine, take the heart,

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:12 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:13 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:14 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:15 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:16 - For as a refractory heifer hath Israel turned aside, Now doth Jehovah feed them as a lamb in a large place.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:18 - Sour is their drink, They have gone diligently a-whoring, Her protectors have loved shame thoroughly.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:19 - Distressed her hath wind with its wings, And they are ashamed of their sacrifices!

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