Hosea 4:11
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New International Version
to prostitution; old wine and new wine take away their understanding.

New Living Translation
to worship other gods. "Wine has robbed my people of their understanding.

English Standard Version
whoredom, wine, and new wine, which take away the understanding.

New American Standard Bible
Harlotry, wine and new wine take away the understanding.

King James Bible
Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Promiscuity, wine, and new wine take away one's understanding.

International Standard Version
"Sexual immorality, wine, and fresh wine seduce the heart of my people.

NET Bible
Old and new wine take away the understanding of my people.

New Heart English Bible
Prostitution, wine, and new wine take away understanding.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Prostitutes, old wine, and new wine have robbed them of their senses.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Harlotry, wine, and new wine take away the heart.

New American Standard 1977
Harlotry, wine, and new wine take away the understanding.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.

King James 2000 Bible
Harlotry and wine and new wine take away the heart.

American King James Version
Prostitution and wine and new wine take away the heart.

American Standard Version
Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the understanding.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Fornication, and wine, and drunkenness take away the understanding.

Darby Bible Translation
Fornication, and wine, and new wine take away the heart.

English Revised Version
Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the understanding.

Webster's Bible Translation
Lewdness and wine and new wine take away the heart.

World English Bible
Prostitution, wine, and new wine take away understanding.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoredom, and wine, and new wine, take the heart,
Study Bible
God's Charges against Israel
10They will eat, but not have enough; They will play the harlot, but not increase, Because they have stopped giving heed to the LORD. 11Harlotry, wine and new wine take away the understanding. 12My people consult their wooden idol, and their diviner's wand informs them; For a spirit of harlotry has led them astray, And they have played the harlot, departing from their God.…
Cross References
Leviticus 10:9
"Do not drink wine or strong drink, neither you nor your sons with you, when you come into the tent of meeting, so that you will not die-- it is a perpetual statute throughout your generations--

1 Samuel 25:36
Then Abigail came to Nabal, and behold, he was holding a feast in his house, like the feast of a king. And Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunk; so she did not tell him anything at all until the morning light.

Proverbs 20:1
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.

Proverbs 31:4
It is not for kings, O Lemuel, It is not for kings to drink wine, Or for rulers to desire strong drink,

Isaiah 5:12
Their banquets are accompanied by lyre and harp, by tambourine and flute, and by wine; But they do not pay attention to the deeds of the LORD, Nor do they consider the work of His hands.

Isaiah 28:7
And these also reel with wine and stagger from strong drink: The priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, They are confused by wine, they stagger from strong drink; They reel while having visions, They totter when rendering judgment.

Hosea 7:11
So Ephraim has become like a silly dove, without sense; They call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.
Treasury of Scripture

Prostitution and wine and new wine take away the heart.

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Hosea 4:12 My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declares to …

Proverbs 6:32 But whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding: he …

Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whoever is deceived …

Proverbs 23:27-35 For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit…

Ecclesiastes 7:7 Surely oppression makes a wise man mad; and a gift destroys the heart.

Isaiah 5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in …

Isaiah 28:7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are …

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged …

Romans 13:11-14 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out …

(11) Heart.--The whole inner life, consumed by these licentious indulgences.

Verse 11. - It makes no great difference whether we regard this verse as concluding the foregoing or commencing a new paragraph, though we prefer the latter mode of connecting it. It states the debasing influence which debauchery and drunkenness are known to exercise over both head and heart: they dull the faculties of the former and deaden the affections of the latter. The heart is not only the seat of the affections, as with us; it comprises also the, intellect and hill; while the word יִקַּת is not so much to take away as to captivate the heart, Rashi gives the former sense: "The whoredom and drunkenness to which they are devoted take away their heart from me." Kimchi's explanation is judicious: "The whoredom to which they surrender themselves and the constant drunkenness which they practice take their heart, so that they have no understanding to perceive what is the way of goodness along which they should go." He further distinguishes the tirosh from the yayin, remarking that the former is the new wine which takes the heart and suddenly intoxicates. The prophet, having had occasion to mention the sin of whoredom in ver. 10, makes a general statement about the consequences of that sin combined with drunkenness in ver. 10, as not only debasing, but depriving men of the right use of their reason and the proper exercise of their natural affections. The following verses afford abundant evidence of all this in the insensate conduct of Israel at the time referred to. Whoredom and wine, and new wine, take away the heart. Uncleanness and intemperance besot men, deprive them of reason and judgment, and even of common sense, make them downright fools, and so stupid as to do the following things; or they take away the heart from following the Lord, and taking heed to him, and lead to idolatry; or they "occupy" (z) the heart, and fill it up, and cause it to prefer sensual lusts and pleasures to the fear and love of God: their stupidity brought on hereby is exposed in the next verse; though it seems chiefly to respect the priests, who erred in vision through wine and strong drink, and stumbled in judgment, Isaiah 28:7.

(z) "occupant cor", so some in Calvin and Rivet; "occupavit cor", Schmidt. 11. A moral truth applicable to all times. The special reference here is to the licentious orgies connected with the Syrian worship, which lured Israel away from the pure worship of God (Isa 28:1, 7; Am 4:1).

take away the heart—that is, the understanding; make men blind to their own true good (Ec 7:7).4:6-11 Both priests and people rejected knowledge; God will justly reject them. They forgot the law of God, neither desired nor endeavoured to retain it in mind, and to transmit the remembrance to their posterity; therefore God will justly forget them and their children. If we dishonour God with that which is our honour, it will, sooner or later, be turned into shame to us. Instead of warning the people against sin, from the consideration of the sacrifices, which showed what an offence sin was to God, since it needed an atonement, the priests encouraged the people to sin, since atonement might be made at so small an expense. It is very wicked to be pleased with the sins of others, because they may turn to our advantage. What is unlawfully gained, cannot be comfortably used. The people and the priests hardened one another in sin; therefore justly shall they share in the punishment. Sharers in sin must expect to share in ruin. Any lust harboured in the heart, in time will eat out all its strength and vigour. That is the reason why many professors grow so heavy, so dull, so dead in the way of religion. They have a liking for some secret lust, which takes away their hearts.
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