Hosea 4:18
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New International Version
Even when their drinks are gone, they continue their prostitution; their rulers dearly love shameful ways.

New Living Translation
When the rulers of Israel finish their drinking, off they go to find some prostitutes. They love shame more than honor.

English Standard Version
When their drink is gone, they give themselves to whoring; their rulers dearly love shame.

New American Standard Bible
Their liquor gone, They play the harlot continually; Their rulers dearly love shame.

King James Bible
Their drink is sour: they have committed whoredom continually: her rulers with shame do love, Give ye.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When their drinking is over, they turn to promiscuity. Israel's leaders fervently love disgrace.

International Standard Version
While drinking to excess, they prostitute themselves. They're in love with dishonor.

NET Bible
They consume their alcohol, then engage in cult prostitution; they dearly love their shameful behavior.

New Heart English Bible
Their drink has become sour. They play the prostitute continually. Her rulers dearly love their shameful way.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When they're done drinking their wine, they continue to have sex with the prostitutes. Their rulers dearly love to act shamefully.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When their carouse is over, They take to harlotry; Her rulers deeply love dishonour.

New American Standard 1977
Their liquor gone,
            They play the harlot continually;
            Their rulers dearly love shame.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Their drink has become corrupted; they have committed whoredom continually; her princes love gifts, shamefully.

King James 2000 Bible
Their drink is sour: they have committed harlotry continually: her rulers love shame more than glory.

American King James Version
Their drink is sour: they have committed prostitution continually: her rulers with shame do love, Give you.

American Standard Version
Their drink is become sour; they play the harlot continually; her rulers dearly love shame.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Their banquet is separated, they have gone astray by fornication: they that should have protected them have loved to bring shame upon them.

Darby Bible Translation
Their drink is sour; they give themselves up to whoredom; her great men passionately love [their] shame.

English Revised Version
Their drink is become sour: they commit whoredom continually; her rulers dearly love shame.

Webster's Bible Translation
Their drink is sour: they have been guilty of lewd deeds continually: her rulers with shame do love, Give ye.

World English Bible
Their drink has become sour. They play the prostitute continually. Her rulers dearly love their shameful way.

Young's Literal Translation
Sour is their drink, They have gone diligently a-whoring, Her protectors have loved shame thoroughly.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:12-19 The people consulted images, and not the Divine word. This would lead to disorder and sin. Thus men prepare scourges for themselves, and vice is spread through a people. Let not Judah come near the idolatrous worship of Israel. For Israel was devoted to idols, and must now be let alone. When sinners cast off the easy yoke of Christ, they go on in sin till the Lord saith, Let them alone. Then they receive no more warnings, feel no more convictions: Satan takes full possession of them, and they ripen for destruction. It is a sad and sore judgment for any man to be let alone in sin. Those who are not disturbed in their sin, will be destroyed for their sin. May we be kept from this awful state; for the wrath of God, like a strong tempest, will soon hurry impenitent sinners into ruin.
Study Bible
God's Charges against Israel
17Ephraim is joined to idols; Let him alone. 18Their liquor gone, They play the harlot continually; Their rulers dearly love shame. 19The wind wraps them in its wings, And they will be ashamed because of their sacrifices.…
Cross References
Genesis 38:24
Now it was about three months later that Judah was informed, "Your daughter-in-law Tamar has played the harlot, and behold, she is also with child by harlotry." Then Judah said, "Bring her out and let her be burned!"

Hosea 9:10
I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your forefathers as the earliest fruit on the fig tree in its first season. But they came to Baal-peor and devoted themselves to shame, And they became as detestable as that which they loved.

Micah 3:11
Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe, Her priests instruct for a price And her prophets divine for money. Yet they lean on the LORD saying, "Is not the LORD in our midst? Calamity will not come upon us."
Treasury of Scripture

Their drink is sour: they have committed prostitution continually: her rulers with shame do love, Give you.

drink.

Deuteronomy 32:32,33 For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: …

Isaiah 1:21,22 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; …

Jeremiah 2:21 Yet I had planted you a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then …

sour. Heb. gone. committed.

Hosea 4:2,10 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing …

2 Kings 17:7-17 For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the …

her.

Exodus 23:8 And you shall take no gift: for the gift blinds the wise, and perverts …

Deuteronomy 16:19 You shall not wrest judgment; you shall not respect persons, neither …

1 Samuel 8:3 And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, …

1 Samuel 12:3,4 Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before …

Proverbs 30:15,16 The horse leach has two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are …

Amos 5:12 For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they …

Micah 3:11 The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach …

Micah 7:3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, …

rulers. Heb. shields.

Psalm 47:9 The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people …

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