Parallel Verses

Webster

They eat up the sin of my people, and they 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.

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.

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 increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame. 8 They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity. 9 And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings.



Cross References

Isaiah 56:11

Yes, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.

Micah 3:11

Her heads judge for reward, and her priests teach for hire, and her prophets divine for money; yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? no evil can come upon us.

Leviticus 6:26

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

Leviticus 7:6-7

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

1 Samuel 2:29

Wherefore kick ye at my sacrifice and at my offering, which I have commanded in my habitation; and honorest thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the chiefest of all the offerings of Israel my people?

Psalm 24:4

He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul to vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

Psalm 25:1

A Psalm of David. To thee, O LORD, 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 stranger that sojourneth 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 a prophet to inquire of him concerning me; I the LORD will answer him by myself:

Malachi 1:10

Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nought? neither do ye kindle fire on my altar for naught. I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand.

Romans 16:18

For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

Titus 1:11

Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of sordid gain.

2 Peter 2:3

And through covetousness they will with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

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