Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; for thou hast rejected knowledge, and I will reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.

New American Standard Bible

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge,
I also will reject you from being My priest.
Since you have forgotten the law of your God,
I also will forget your children.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge,
I will reject you from serving as My priest.
Since you have forgotten the law of your God,
I will also forget your sons.

International Standard Version

My people are destroyed because they lack knowledge of me. Because you rejected that knowledge, I will reject you as a priest for me. Since you forget the Law of your God, I will also forget your children.

A Conservative Version

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because thou have rejected knowledge, I also will reject thee, that thou shall be no priest to me. Since thou have forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy sons.

American Standard Version

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 also will forget thy children.

Amplified


My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge [of My law, where I reveal My will].
Because you [the priestly nation] have rejected knowledge,
I will also reject you from being My priest.
Since you have forgotten the law of your God,
I will also forget your children.

Bible in Basic English

Destruction has overtaken my people because they have no knowledge; because you have given up knowledge, I will give you up, so that you will be no priest to me, because you have not kept in mind the law of your God, I will not keep your children in my memory.

Julia Smith Translation

My people were cut off from not knowing: because thou didst reject knowledge and I will reject thee from being priest to me: and thou wilt forget the instructions of thy God; I will also forget thy sons, also I

King James 2000

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: because you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

Lexham Expanded Bible

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from acting as a priest for me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

Modern King James verseion

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you from being priest to Me. Since you have forgotten the Law of your God, I will also forget your sons, even I.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

My people perish, because they have no knowledge. Seeing then that thou hast refused understanding, therefore will I refuse thee also: so that thou shalt no more be my priest. And forsomuch as thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

NET Bible

You have destroyed my people by failing to acknowledge me! Because you refuse to acknowledge me, I will reject you as my priests. Because you reject the law of your God, I will reject your descendants.

New Heart English Bible

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you may be no priest to me. Because you have forgotten your God's law, I will also forget your children.

The Emphasized Bible

My people, are destroyed, for lack of knowledge, - Because, thou, hast rejected knowledge, therefore will I reject thee from ministering as priest unto me, and, because thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also, will forget thy children.

Webster

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.

World English Bible

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you may be no priest to me. Because you have forgotten your God's law, I will also forget your children.

Youngs Literal Translation

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!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
My people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

דּמה 
Damah 
Usage: 15

דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

מאס 
Ma'ac 
Usage: 76

דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

I will also reject
מאס 
Ma'ac 
Usage: 76

thee, that thou shalt be no priest
כּהן 
Kahan 
Usage: 23

to me seeing thou hast forgotten
שׁכח שׁכח 
Shakach 
Usage: 102

the law
תּרה תּורה 
Towrah 
law
Usage: 219

of thy God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

I will also forget
שׁכח שׁכח 
Shakach 
Usage: 102

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Hosea 4:6

References

Fausets

Watsons

Images Hosea 4:6

Prayers for Hosea 4:6

Context Readings

The Lord Accuses The Priests

5 And thou shalt stumble by day; and the prophet also shall stumble with thee by night: and I will destroy thy mother. 6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; for thou hast rejected knowledge, and I will reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children. 7 As they were multiplied, so they sinned against me: I will change their glory into shame.



Cross References

Isaiah 5:13

Therefore my people are led away captive from lack of knowledge, and their nobility die of famine, and their multitude are parched with thirst.

Hosea 8:14

For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.

2 Chronicles 15:3

Now for a long while Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law;

Psalm 119:61

The bands of the wicked have wrapped me round: I have not forgotten thy law.

Proverbs 19:2

Also that a person be without knowledge is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet maketh false steps.

Isaiah 1:3

The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib; Israel doth not know, my people hath no intelligence.

Isaiah 17:10

For thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength; therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plantations, and shalt set them with foreign slips:

Hosea 4:1

Hear the word of Jehovah, ye children of Israel; for Jehovah hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land; for there is no truth, nor goodness, nor knowledge of God in the land.

Hosea 13:6

According to their pasture, they became full; they became full, and their heart was exalted: therefore have they forgotten me.

Zechariah 11:8-9

And I destroyed three shepherds in one month; and my soul was vexed with them, and their soul also loathed me.

Zechariah 11:15-17

And Jehovah said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.

1 Samuel 2:12

Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not Jehovah.

1 Samuel 2:28-36

and choose him out of all the tribes of Israel, to be my priest, to offer upon mine altar, to burn incense, to wear the ephod before me? and I gave unto the house of thy father all the offerings by fire of the children of Israel.

1 Samuel 3:12-15

In that day I will perform against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house; I will begin and make an end.

2 Kings 17:16-20

And they forsook all the commandments of Jehovah their God, and made them molten images, two calves, and made an Asherah, and worshipped all the host of the heavens, and served Baal;

Psalm 119:139

My zeal destroyeth me, because mine oppressors have forgotten thy words.

Proverbs 1:30-32

they would none of my counsel, they despised all my reproof:

Isaiah 3:12

As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. My people! they that guide thee mislead thee, and destroy the way of thy paths.

Isaiah 27:11

When its branches are withered they shall be broken off; women shall come and set them on fire. For it is a people of no intelligence; therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he who formed them will shew them no favour.

Isaiah 28:7

But these also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are they gone astray. The priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink; they are overpowered by wine, they are gone astray through strong drink; they have erred in vision, they have stumbled in judgment.

Isaiah 45:20

Gather yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations. They have no knowledge that carry the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.

Isaiah 56:10-12

His watchmen are all of them blind, they are without knowledge; they are all dumb dogs that cannot bark, dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber:

Jeremiah 2:8

The priests said not, Where is Jehovah? and they that handled the law knew me not; and the shepherds transgressed against me; and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.

Jeremiah 4:22

For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have no intelligence; they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

Jeremiah 5:3-4

Jehovah, are not thine eyes upon fidelity? Thou hast smitten them, but they are not sore; thou hast consumed them, they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

Jeremiah 5:21

Hear now this, O foolish and heartless people, who have eyes and see not; who have ears, and hear not.

Jeremiah 8:7-9

Even a stork in the heavens knoweth her appointed times, and the turtle-dove and the swallow and the crane observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of Jehovah.

Hosea 2:13

And I will visit upon her the days of the Baals, wherein she burned incense to them, and decked herself with her rings and jewels, and went after her lovers, and forgot me, saith Jehovah.

Hosea 4:12

My people ask counsel of their stock, and their staff declareth unto them; for the spirit of whoredoms causeth them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God:

Hosea 6:6

For I delight in loving-kindness, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings.

Hosea 8:1

Set the trumpet to thy mouth. He cometh as an eagle against the house of Jehovah, because they have transgressed my covenant, and rebelled against my law.

Hosea 8:12

I have prescribed unto him the manifold things of my law: they are counted as a strange thing.

Malachi 2:1-3

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

Malachi 2:7-9

For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and at his mouth they seek the law; for he is the messenger of Jehovah of hosts.

Matthew 1:6

and Jesse begat David the king. And David begat Solomon, of her that had been the wife of Urias;

Matthew 15:3-6

But he answering said to them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God on account of your traditional teaching?

Matthew 15:8

This people honour me with the lips, but their heart is far away from me;

Matthew 15:14

Leave them alone; they are blind leaders of blind: but if blind lead blind, both will fall into a ditch.

Matthew 21:41-45

They say to him, He will miserably destroy those evil men, and let out the vineyard to other husbandmen, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

Matthew 23:16-26

Woe to you, blind guides, who say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor.

Mark 12:8-9

And they took him and killed him, and cast him forth out of the vineyard.

Luke 20:16-18

He will come and destroy those husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it they said, May it never be!

2 Corinthians 4:3-6

But if also our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in those that are lost;

Job 36:12

But if they hearken not, they shall pass away by the sword, and expire without knowledge.

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