Hosea 10:4
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New International Version
They make many promises, take false oaths and make agreements; therefore lawsuits spring up like poisonous weeds in a plowed field.

New Living Translation
They spout empty words and make covenants they don't intend to keep. So injustice springs up among them like poisonous weeds in a farmer's field.

English Standard Version
They utter mere words; with empty oaths they make covenants; so judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.

New American Standard Bible
They speak mere words, With worthless oaths they make covenants; And judgment sprouts like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.

King James Bible
They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They speak mere words, taking false oaths while making covenants. So lawsuits break out like poisonous weeds in the furrows of a field.

International Standard Version
Their word is falsely given as they make their agreements; so judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of a field.

NET Bible
They utter empty words, taking false oaths and making empty agreements. Therefore legal disputes sprout up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of a plowed field.

New Heart English Bible
They make promises, swearing falsely in making covenants. Therefore judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They say many things. They lie when they take oaths, and they make promises they don't intend to keep. That's why lawsuits spring up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of a field.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They speak words, They swear falsely, they make covenants; Thus judgment springeth up as hemlock In the furrows of the field.

New American Standard 1977
They speak mere words,
            With worthless oaths they make covenants;
            And judgment sprouts like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment shall spring up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.

King James 2000 Bible
They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springs up like hemlock in the furrows of the field.

American King James Version
They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springs up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.

American Standard Version
They speak vain words, swearing falsely in making covenants: therefore judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You speak words of an unprofitable vision, and you shall make a covenant: and judgment shall spring up as bitterness in the furrows of the field.

Darby Bible Translation
They speak [mere] words, swearing falsely in making a covenant; therefore shall judgment spring up as hemlock in the furrows of the fields.

English Revised Version
They speak vain words, swearing falsely in making covenants: therefore judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.

Webster's Bible Translation
They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.

World English Bible
They make promises, swearing falsely in making covenants. Therefore judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.

Young's Literal Translation
They have spoken words, To swear falsehood in making a covenant, And flourished as a poisonous herb hath judgment, on the furrows of a field.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:1-8 A vine is only valuable for its fruit; but Israel now brought no fruit to perfection. Their hearts were divided. God is the Sovereign of the heart; he will have all, or none. Were the stream of the heart wholly after God, it would run strongly, and bear down all before it. Their pretences to covenant with God were false. Even the proceeding of justice was as poisonous hemlock. Alas, how empty a vine is the visible church even at this day! But all earthly prosperity is but a collection of bubbles, soon destroyed like foam upon the water. Sinners will in vain seek shelter from that Judge, whom they now despise as a Saviour.
Study Bible
Retribution for Israel's Sin
3Surely now they will say, "We have no king, For we do not revere the LORD. As for the king, what can he do for us?" 4They speak mere words, With worthless oaths they make covenants; And judgment sprouts like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field. 5The inhabitants of Samaria will fear For the calf of Beth-aven. Indeed, its people will mourn for it, And its idolatrous priests will cry out over it, Over its glory, since it has departed from it.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 31:16
The LORD said to Moses, "Behold, you are about to lie down with your fathers; and this people will arise and play the harlot with the strange gods of the land, into the midst of which they are going, and will forsake Me and break My covenant which I have made with them.

Deuteronomy 31:17
"Then My anger will be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them and hide My face from them, and they will be consumed, and many evils and troubles will come upon them; so that they will say in that day, 'Is it not because our God is not among us that these evils have come upon us?'

2 Kings 17:3
Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against him, and Hoshea became his servant and paid him tribute.

2 Kings 17:4
But the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea, who had sent messengers to So king of Egypt and had offered no tribute to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year; so the king of Assyria shut him up and bound him in prison.

Ezekiel 17:13
'He took one of the royal family and made a covenant with him, putting him under oath. He also took away the mighty of the land,

Hosea 4:2
There is swearing, deception, murder, stealing and adultery. They employ violence, so that bloodshed follows bloodshed.

Amos 5:7
For those who turn justice into wormwood And cast righteousness down to the earth."

Amos 6:12
Do horses run on rocks? Or does one plow them with oxen? Yet you have turned justice into poison And the fruit of righteousness into wormwood,
Treasury of Scripture

They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springs up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.

swearing.

Hosea 6:7 But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they …

2 Kings 17:3,4 Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria; and Hoshea became …

Ezekiel 17:13-19 And has taken of the king's seed, and made a covenant with him, and …

Romans 1:31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, …

2 Timothy 3:3 Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, …

thus.

Deuteronomy 29:18 Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, …

Isaiah 5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and …

Isaiah 59:13-15 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from …

Amos 5:7 You who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,

Amos 6:12 Shall horses run on the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for …

Acts 8:23 For I perceive that you are in the gall of bitterness, and in the …

Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any …

Revelation 8:10,11 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, …

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