Hosea 4:6
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New International Version
my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. "Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.

New Living Translation
My people are being destroyed because they don't know me. Since you priests refuse to know me, I refuse to recognize you as my priests. Since you have forgotten the laws of your God, I will forget to bless your children.

English Standard Version
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

New American Standard Bible
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

King James Bible
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will reject you from serving as My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your sons.

International Standard Version
My people are destroyed because they lack knowledge of me. Because you rejected that knowledge, I will reject you as a priest for me. Since you forget the Law of your God, I will also forget your children.

NET Bible
You have destroyed my people by failing to acknowledge me! Because you refuse to acknowledge me, I will reject you as my priests. Because you reject the law of your God, I will reject your descendants.

New Heart English Bible
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you may be no priest to me. Because you have forgotten your God's law, I will also forget your children.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will destroy my people because they are ignorant. You have refused to learn, so I will refuse to let you be my priests. You have forgotten the teachings of your God, so I will forget your children.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; Because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to Me; Seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.

New American Standard 1977
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
            Because you have rejected knowledge,
            I also will reject you from being My priest.
            Since you have forgotten the law of your God,
            I also will forget your children.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My people were cut off because they lacked wisdom; because thou hast rejected wisdom, I will cast thee out of the priesthood; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy sons.

King James 2000 Bible
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: because you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

American King James Version
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

American Standard Version
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My people have been silent, because they had no knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will reject thee, that thou shalt not do the office of priesthood to me: and thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.

Darby Bible Translation
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; for thou hast rejected knowledge, and I will reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.

English Revised Version
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.

Webster's Bible Translation
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

World English Bible
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you may be no priest to me. Because you have forgotten your God's law, I will also forget your children.

Young's Literal Translation
Cut off have been My people for lack of knowledge, Because thou knowledge hast rejected, I reject thee from being priest to Me, And thou forgettest the law of thy God, I forget thy sons, I also!
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
God's Charges against Israel
5So you will stumble by day, And the prophet also will stumble with you by night; And I will destroy your mother. 6My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. 7The more they multiplied, the more they sinned against Me; I will change their glory into shame.…
Cross References
Psalm 119:153
Look upon my affliction and rescue me, For I do not forget Your law.

Proverbs 10:21
The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of understanding.

Isaiah 5:13
Therefore My people go into exile for their lack of knowledge; And their honorable men are famished, And their multitude is parched with thirst.

Jeremiah 5:4
Then I said, "They are only the poor, They are foolish; For they do not know the way of the LORD Or the ordinance of their God.

Ezekiel 44:23
"Moreover, they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

Hosea 2:13
"I will punish her for the days of the Baals When she used to offer sacrifices to them And adorn herself with her earrings and jewelry, And follow her lovers, so that she forgot Me," declares the LORD.

Hosea 4:14
I will not punish your daughters when they play the harlot Or your brides when they commit adultery, For the men themselves go apart with harlots And offer sacrifices with temple prostitutes; So the people without understanding are ruined.

Hosea 5:4
Their deeds will not allow them To return to their God. For a spirit of harlotry is within them, And they do not know the LORD.

Hosea 7:9
Strangers devour his strength, Yet he does not know it; Gray hairs also are sprinkled on him, Yet he does not know it.

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

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

My people.

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

Isaiah 1:3 The ox knows his owner, and the donkey his master's crib: but Israel …

Isaiah 3:12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over …

Isaiah 5:13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no …

Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are silly …

Jeremiah 8:7 Yes, the stork in the heaven knows her appointed times; and the turtle …

destroyed. Heb. cut off. for.

Hosea 4:1 Hear the word of the LORD, you children of Israel: for the LORD has …

Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God …

2 Chronicles 15:3 Now for a long season Israel has been without the true God, and without …

Job 36:12 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall …

Proverbs 19:2 Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he …

Isaiah 27:11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the …

Isaiah 45:20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you that are escaped …

Jeremiah 5:3,4,21 O LORD, are not your eyes on the truth? you have stricken them, but …

Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind …

2 Corinthians 4:3-6 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost…

because.

1 Samuel 2:12 Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD.

Proverbs 1:30-32 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof…

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

Isaiah 56:10-12 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb …

Jeremiah 2:8 The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle the …

Jeremiah 8:8,9 How do you say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us? …

Malachi 2:7,8 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek …

Matthew 23:16-26 Woe to you, you blind guides, which say, Whoever shall swear by the …

I will also reject.

Zechariah 11:8,9,15-17 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul loathed …

Malachi 2:1-3,9 And now, O you priests, this commandment is for you…

Matthew 21:41-45 They say to him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and …

Mark 12:8,9 And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard…

Luke 20:16-18 He shall come and destroy these farmers, and shall give the vineyard …

seeing.

Hosea 8:14 For Israel has forgotten his Maker, and builds temples; and Judah …

Hosea 13:6 According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, …

2 Kings 17:16-20 And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made …

Psalm 119:61,139 The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten your law…

Isaiah 17:10 Because you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and have not …

Matthew 15:3-6 But he answered and said to them, Why do you also transgress the …

Matthew 1:6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon …

1 Samuel 2:28-36 And did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, …

1 Samuel 3:12-15 In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken …

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