Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

They feed on the sin of My people
And direct their desire toward their iniquity.

King James Version

They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.

Holman Bible

They feed on the sin of My people;
they have an appetite for their transgressions.

International Standard Version

They feed on the sin of my people; they purpose in their heart to transgress.

A Conservative Version

They feed on the sin of my people, and set their heart on their iniquity.

American Standard Version

They feed on the sin of my people, and set their heart on their iniquity.

Amplified


They (the priests) feed on the sin offering of My people
And set their heart on their wickedness.

Bible in Basic English

The sin of my people is like food to them; and their desire is for their wrongdoing.

Darby Translation

They eat the sin of my people, and their soul longeth for their iniquity.

Julia Smith Translation

They will eat up the sin of my people, and they will lift up their soul to their iniquity.

King James 2000

They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{They feed on the sin of my people}, {they are greedy} for their iniquity.

Modern King James verseion

They eat up the sin of My people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They eat up the sins of my people, and courage them in their wickedness.

NET Bible

They feed on the sin offerings of my people; their appetites long for their iniquity!

New Heart English Bible

They feed on the sin of my people, and set their heart on their iniquity.

The Emphasized Bible

The sin of my people, they do eat, - and. unto their iniquity, lift they up every man his desire.

Webster

They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.

World English Bible

They feed on the sin of my people, and set their heart on their iniquity.

Youngs Literal Translation

The sin of My people they do eat, And unto their iniquity lift up their soul.

Interlinear

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

the sin
חטּאת חטּאה 
Chatta'ah 
Usage: 294

of my people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

and they set
נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Hosea 4:8

References

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

The Lord Accuses The Priests

7 The more they multiplied, the more they sinned against Me;
I will change their glory into shame.
8 They feed on the sin of My people
And direct their desire toward their iniquity.
9 And it will be, like people, like priest;
So I will punish them for their ways
And repay them for their deeds.



Cross References

Isaiah 56:11

And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied.
And they are shepherds who have no understanding;
They have all turned to their own way,
Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one.

Micah 3:11

Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe,
Her priests instruct for a price
And her prophets divine for money.
Yet they lean on the Lord saying,
Is not the Lord in our midst?
Calamity will not come upon us.”

Leviticus 6:26

The priest who offers it for sin shall eat it. It shall be eaten in a holy place, in the court of the tent of meeting.

Leviticus 7:6-7

Every male among the priests may eat of it. It shall be eaten in a holy place; it is most holy.

1 Samuel 2:29

Why do you kick at My sacrifice and at My offering which I have commanded in My dwelling, and honor your sons above Me, by making yourselves fat with the choicest of every offering of My people Israel?’

Psalm 24:4

He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood
And has not sworn deceitfully.

Psalm 25:1

A Psalm of David.
To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

Ezekiel 14:3

“Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their hearts and have put right before their faces the stumbling block of their iniquity. Should I be consulted by them at all?

Ezekiel 14:7

For anyone of the house of Israel or of the immigrants who stay in Israel who separates himself from Me, sets up his idols in his heart, puts right before his face the stumbling block of his iniquity, and then comes to the prophet to inquire of Me for himself, I the Lord will be brought to answer him in My own person.

Malachi 1:10

“Oh that there were one among you who would shut the gates, that you might not uselessly kindle fire on My altar! I am not pleased with you,” says the Lord of hosts, “nor will I accept an offering from you.

Romans 16:18

For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.

Titus 1:11

who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain.

2 Peter 2:3

and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

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