Parallel Verses

Amplified

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

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

They eat up the sin of my people, and in their iniquity they raise up their soul.

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

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Hastings

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Context Readings

The Lord Accuses The Priests

7 The more they increased and multiplied [in prosperity and power], the more they sinned against Me; I will change their glory into shame. 8 They feed on the sin of My people and set their heart on their iniquity. 9 And it shall be: Like people, like priest; I will punish them for their ways and repay them for their doings.



Cross References

Isaiah 56:11

Yes, the dogs are greedy; they never have enough. And such are the shepherds who cannot understand; they have all turned to their own way, each one to his own gain, from every quarter [one and all].

Micah 3:11

Its heads judge for reward and a bribe and its priests teach for hire and its prophets divine for money; yet they lean on the Lord and say, Is not the Lord among us? No evil can come upon us.

Leviticus 6:26

The priest who offers it for sin shall eat it; in a sacred place shall it be eaten, 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 sacred place; it is most holy.

1 Samuel 2:29

Why then do you kick [trample upon, treat with contempt] My sacrifice and My offering which I commanded, and honor your sons above Me by fattening yourselves upon the choicest part of every offering of My people Israel?

Psalm 24:4

He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted himself up to falsehood or to what is false, nor sworn deceitfully.

Psalm 25:1

Unto You, O Lord, do I bring my life.

Ezekiel 14:3

Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their hearts and put the stumbling block of their iniquity and guilt before their faces; should I permit Myself to be inquired of at all by them?

Ezekiel 14:7

For anyone of the house of Israel or of the strangers who sojourn in Israel who separates himself from Me, taking his idols into his heart and putting the stumbling block of his iniquity and guilt before his face, and [yet] comes to the prophet to inquire for himself of Me, I the Lord will answer him Myself!

Malachi 1:10

Oh, that there were even one among you [whose duty it is to minister to Me] who would shut the doors, that you might not kindle fire on My altar to no purpose [an empty, futile, fruitless pretense]! I have no pleasure in you, says the Lord of hosts, nor will I accept an offering from your hand.

Romans 16:18

For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ but their own appetites and base desires, and by ingratiating and flattering speech, they beguile the hearts of the unsuspecting and simpleminded [people].

Titus 1:11

Their mouths must be stopped, for they are mentally distressing and subverting whole families by teaching what they ought not to teach, for the purpose of getting base advantage and disreputable gain.

2 Peter 2:3

And in their covetousness (lust, greed) they will exploit you with false (cunning) arguments. From of old the sentence [of condemnation] for them has not been idle; their destruction (eternal misery) has not been asleep.

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