Parallel Verses

Amplified

For they shall eat and not have enough; they shall play the harlot and beget no increase, because they have forsaken the Lord for harlotry;

New American Standard Bible

They will eat, but not have enough; They will play the harlot, but not increase, Because they have stopped giving heed to the LORD.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

They will eat but not be satisfied;
they will be promiscuous but not multiply.
For they have abandoned their devotion to the Lord.

International Standard Version

They will eat, but will not be satisfied. They will engage in prostitution, but they won't increase, because they have stopped listening to the LORD.

A Conservative Version

And they shall eat, and not have enough. They shall play the harlot, and shall not increase, because they have left off taking heed to LORD.

American Standard Version

And they shall eat, and not have enough; they shall play the harlot, and shall not increase; because they have left off taking heed to Jehovah.

Bible in Basic English

They will have food, but they will not be full; they will be false to me, but they will not be increased, because they no longer give thought to the Lord.

Darby Translation

and they shall eat, and not have enough; they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: for they have left off taking heed to Jehovah.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For they shall eat and not be satisfied; they shall commit whoredom and shall not increase because they have quit showing hospitality unto the LORD.

Julia Smith Translation

For they ate and they shall not be satisfied, and they committed fornication and they shall not spread abroad: for with Jehovah they left off to watch.

King James 2000

For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit harlotry, and shall not increase: because they have ceased to obey the LORD.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They will eat and not be satisfied; they will play the whore and not multiply, because they have forsaken Yahweh {to devote themselves to

Modern King James verseion

For they shall eat and not have enough. They shall fornicate and not increase, because they have stopped taking heed to Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They shall eat, and not have enough: they have used whoredom, therefore shall they not prosper: and why? They have forsaken the LORD, and not regarded him.

NET Bible

They will eat, but not be satisfied; they will engage in prostitution, but not increase in numbers; because they have abandoned the Lord by pursuing other gods.

New Heart English Bible

They will eat, and not have enough. They will play the prostitute, and will not increase; because they have abandoned giving to the LORD.

The Emphasized Bible

And they shall eat, and not be satisfied, they have encouraged unchastity, yet have not been making increase, - for unto, Yahweh, have they left off giving heed: -

Webster

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.

World English Bible

They will eat, and not have enough. They will play the prostitute, and will not increase; because they have abandoned giving to Yahweh.

Youngs Literal Translation

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.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

and not have enough
שׂבע שׂבע 
Saba` 
Usage: 98

and shall not increase
פּרץ 
Parats 
Usage: 49

to take heed
שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Hosea 4:10

References

Fausets

Context Readings

The Lord Accuses The Priests

9 And it shall be: Like people, like priest; I will punish them for their ways and repay them for their doings. 10 For they shall eat and not have enough; they shall play the harlot and beget no increase, because they have forsaken the Lord for harlotry; 11 Harlotry and wine and new wine take away the heart and the mind and the spiritual understanding.



Cross References

Leviticus 26:26

When I break your staff of bread and cut off your supply of food, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall ration your bread and deliver it again by weight; and you shall eat, and not be satisfied.

Micah 6:14

You shall eat but not be satisfied, and your emptiness and hunger shall remain in you; you shall carry away [goods and those you love] but fail to save them, and those you do deliver I will give to the sword.

Haggai 1:6

You have sown much, but you have reaped little; you eat, but you do not have enough; you drink, but you do not have your fill; you clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; and he who earns wages has earned them to put them in a bag with holes in it.

2 Chronicles 24:17

Now after the death of Jehoiada [the priest, who had hidden Joash], the princes of Judah came and made obeisance to King Joash; then the king hearkened to them.

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are wrong and deceitful; he has ceased to be wise and to do good.

Psalm 125:5

As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways [of indifference to God], the Lord will lead them forth with the workers of iniquity. Peace be upon Israel!

Proverbs 13:25

The [uncompromisingly] righteous eats to his own satisfaction, but the stomach of the wicked is in want.

Isaiah 65:13-16

Therefore thus says the Lord God: Behold, My servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry; behold, My servants shall drink, but you shall be thirsty; behold, My servants shall rejoice, but you shall be put to shame.

Jeremiah 34:15

And you recently turned around and repented, doing what was right in My sight by proclaiming liberty each one to his neighbor [who was his bond servant]; and you made a covenant or pledge before Me in the house which is called by My Name.

Ezekiel 18:24

But if the righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? None of his righteous deeds which he has done shall be remembered. In his trespass that he has trespassed and in his sin that he has sinned, in them shall he die.

Hosea 4:14

I will not punish your daughters when they play the harlot nor your daughters-in-law when they commit adultery, for [the fathers and husbands] themselves go aside in order to be alone with women who prostitute themselves for gain, and they sacrifice at the altar with dedicated harlots [who surrender their chastity in honor of the goddess]. Therefore the people without understanding shall stumble and fall and come to ruin.

Hosea 9:11-17

As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird; there shall be no birth, no being with child, and [because of their impurity] no becoming pregnant.

Zephaniah 1:6

And those who have drawn back from following the Lord and those who have not sought the Lord nor inquired for, inquired of, and required the Lord [as their first necessity].

Malachi 2:1-3

And now, O you priests, this commandment is for you.

2 Peter 2:20-22

For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through [the full, personal] knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they again become entangled in them and are overcome, their last condition is worse [for them] than the first.

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