Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.

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 As they were multiplied, so they sinned against me: I will change their glory into shame. 8 They eat the sin of my people, and their soul longeth for their iniquity. 9 And it shall be as the people so the priest; and I will visit their ways upon them, and recompense to them their doings;



Cross References

Isaiah 56:11

and the dogs are greedy, they know not to be satisfied, and these are shepherds that know not how to discern: they all turn to their own way, every one for his gain, even to the last of them:

Micah 3:11

The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money; yet do they lean upon Jehovah, and say, Is not Jehovah in the midst of us? no evil shall come upon us.

Leviticus 6:26

The priest that offereth it for sin shall eat it: in a holy place shall it be eaten, in the court of the tent of meeting.

Leviticus 7:6-7

Every male among the priests shall eat thereof; in a holy place shall it be eaten: it is most holy.

1 Samuel 2:29

Wherefore do ye trample upon my sacrifice and upon mine oblation which I have commanded in my habitation? And thou honourest thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the primest of all the oblations of Israel my people.

Psalm 24:4

He that hath blameless hands and a pure heart; who lifteth not up his soul unto vanity, nor sweareth deceitfully:

Psalm 25:1

{A Psalm of David.} Unto thee, Jehovah, do I lift up my soul.

Ezekiel 14:3

Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumbling-block of their iniquity before their face: should I be inquired of at all by them?

Ezekiel 14:7

For every one of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, who separateth himself from me, and setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumbling-block of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet to inquire of me by him, I Jehovah will answer him by myself;

Malachi 1:10

Who is there among you that would even shut the doors? and ye would not kindle fire on mine altar for nothing. I have no delight in you, saith Jehovah of hosts, neither will I accept an oblation at your hand.

Romans 16:18

For such serve not our Lord Christ, but their own belly, and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.

Titus 1:11

who must have their mouths stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which ought not to be taught for the sake of base gain.

2 Peter 2:3

And through covetousness, with well-turned words, will they make merchandise of you: for whom judgment of old is not idle, and their destruction slumbers not.

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