Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

Darby Translation

They eat the sin of my people, and their soul longeth for 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 multiplied so they sinned against me: I will change their glory into dishonor. 8 They will eat up the sin of my people, and they will lift up their soul to their iniquity. 9 And it was as the people so the priest: and I reviewed upon them their way; and their doings I will turn back to them.



Cross References

Isaiah 56:11

And dogs hard of soul, they knew not fulness; and they are evil, they know not understanding; they all looked to their way, a man to his plunder from his extremity.

Micah 3:11

Her heads will judge for a gift, and her priests will teach for hire, and her prophets will divine for silver: and they will lean upon Jehovah, saying, Is not Jehovah in the midst of us? he will not bring evil upon us.

Leviticus 6:26

The priest offering it for sin, shall eat it: in the holy place shall it be eaten, in the enclosure of the tent of appointment

Leviticus 7:6-7

Every male among the priests shall eat it: in the holy place it shall be eaten: it is holy of holies.

1 Samuel 2:29

Wherefore will ye trample upon my sacrifice and upon my gifts which I commanded to my habitation? and thou wilt honor thy sons above me to fatten yourselves from the chief of all the gifts of Israel my people.

Psalm 24:4

The blameless one of hands and the clean of heart; who lifted not up his soul to vanity, and swore not for deceit

Psalm 25:1

To David. To thee, O Jehovah, I will lift up my soul.

Ezekiel 14:3

Son of man, these men brought up their blocks upon their heart, and they gave the stumbling-block of their iniquity before their face: shall I be sought out, shall I be sought oat for them?

Ezekiel 14:7

For a man, a man of the house of Israel, and of the stranger who shall sojourn in Israel, and he shall separate himself from after me, and shall bring up his blocks into his heart, and shall set the stumbling-block of his iniquity before his face, and coming to the prophet to seek out to him for me; I Jehovah will answer to him for me:

Malachi 1:10

Who also among you and he will shut the doors? and ye shall not make light mine altar gratuitously. Not to me delight in you, said Jehovah of armies, and I will not delight in the gift of your hand.

Romans 16:18

For such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by specious language and praise completely deceive the hearts of the innocent.

Titus 1:11

Who must be restrained, who subvert whole houses, teaching what they ought not, for the sake of sordid gain.

2 Peter 2:3

And by covetousness with feigned words shall trade in you: to whom judgment since a long while is not inactive, and their perdition sleeps not.

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