Parallel Verses

Webster

Their drink is sour: they have been guilty of lewd deeds continually: her rulers with shame do love, Give ye.

New American Standard Bible

Their liquor gone,
They play the harlot continually;
Their rulers dearly love shame.

King James Version

Their drink is sour: they have committed whoredom continually: her rulers with shame do love, Give ye.

Holman Bible

When their drinking is over,
they turn to promiscuity.
Israel’s leaders fervently love disgrace.

International Standard Version

While drinking to excess, they prostitute themselves. They're in love with dishonor.

A Conservative Version

Their drink has become sour. They play the harlot continually. Her rulers dearly love shame.

American Standard Version

Their drink is become sour; they play the harlot continually; her rulers dearly love shame.

Amplified


When their liquor is gone [and their drinking parties are over],
They habitually go to play the prostitute;
Ephraim’s rulers continue to dearly love shame [more than her glory which is the Lord, Israel’s God].

Bible in Basic English

Their drink has become bitter; they are completely false; her rulers take pleasure in shame.

Darby Translation

Their drink is sour; they give themselves up to whoredom; her great men passionately love their shame.

Julia Smith Translation

Their drinking bout departed: committing fornication, they committed fornication: they loved, give ye shame upon her shields.

King James 2000

Their drink is sour: they have committed harlotry continually: her rulers love shame more than glory.

Lexham Expanded Bible

When their drinking has ended, they surely indulge in sexual orgies. They love lewdness more than their glory.

Modern King James verseion

Their drink is sour; they are continually fornicating; her rulers dearly love shame.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Their drunkenness hath put them back, and brought them to whoredom. Their rulers love rewards; "Bring," say they, to their own shame.

NET Bible

They consume their alcohol, then engage in cult prostitution; they dearly love their shameful behavior.

New Heart English Bible

Their drink has become sour. They play the prostitute continually. Her rulers dearly love their shameful way.

The Emphasized Bible

Their drinking-bout, having passed, - they became, unchaste, they loved wildly, a contempt, became her great men.

World English Bible

Their drink has become sour. They play the prostitute continually. Her rulers dearly love their shameful way.

Youngs Literal Translation

Sour is their drink, They have gone diligently a-whoring, Her protectors have loved shame thoroughly.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
סבא 
Cobe' 
Usage: 3

is sour
שׂוּר סוּר 
Cuwr 
Usage: 301

מגנּה מגן 
Magen 
Usage: 63

with shame
קלון 
Qalown 
Usage: 17

do love
אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

יהב 
Yahab 
give, go to, Bring, ascribe, come on, give out, Set, take
Usage: 34

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Hosea 4:18

References

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

God's Case Against The People

17 Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone. 18 Their drink is sour: they have been guilty of lewd deeds continually: her rulers with shame do love, Give ye. 19 The wind hath bound her up in her wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.



Cross References

Micah 3:11

Her heads judge for reward, and her priests teach for hire, and her prophets divine for money; yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? no evil can come upon us.

Exodus 23:8

And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

Deuteronomy 16:19

Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift; for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

Deuteronomy 32:32-33

For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter:

1 Samuel 8:3

And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

1 Samuel 12:3-4

Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed; whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or from whose hand have I received any bribe to blind my eyes with it? and I will restore it you.

2 Kings 17:7-17

For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods,

Psalm 47:9

The princes of the people are assembled, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong to God: he is greatly exalted.

Proverbs 30:15-16

The horse-leech hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yes, four things say not, It is enough:

Isaiah 1:21-22

How is the faithful city become a harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.

Jeremiah 2:21

Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine to me?

Hosea 4:2

By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

Hosea 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.

Amos 5:12

For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right.

Micah 7:3

That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up.

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