|New International Version (© 2011)|
They feed on the sins of my people and relish their wickedness.
King James Bible
They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.
American Standard Version
They feed on the sin of my people, and set their heart on their iniquity.
Young's Literal Translation
The sin of My people they do eat, And unto their iniquity lift up their soul.
Hosea 4:8 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They eat up the sin of my people - חטאת chattath, the sin-offering, though it be offered contrary to the law; for their hearts are set on iniquity, they wish to do whatever is contrary to God.
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Leviticus 6:26 The priest that offers it for sin shall eat it: in the holy place shall it be eaten...
Leviticus 7:6,7 Every male among the priests shall eat thereof: it shall be eaten in the holy place: it is most holy...
set their heart on their iniquity. Heb. lift up their soul to their iniquity.
1 Samuel 2:29 Why kick you at my sacrifice and at my offering, which I have commanded in my habitation; and honor your sons above me...
Psalm 24:4 He that has clean hands, and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul to vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
Psalm 25:1 To you, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.
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...
Ezekiel 14:3,7 Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumbling block of their iniquity before their face...
Micah 3:11 The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money...
Malachi 1:10 Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nothing? neither do you kindle fire on my altar for nothing...
Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly...
Titus 1:11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingers not...
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Isaiah 56:11 They are dogs with mighty appetites; they never have enough. They are shepherds who lack understanding; they all turn to their own way, they seek their own gain.
Hosea 10:13 But you have planted wickedness, you have reaped evil, you have eaten the fruit of deception. Because you have depended on your own strength and on your many warriors,
Hosea 12:8 Ephraim boasts, "I am very rich; I have become wealthy. With all my wealth they will not find in me any iniquity or sin."
Hosea 14:1 Return, Israel, to the LORD your God. Your sins have been your downfall!
Micah 3:11 Her leaders judge for a bribe, her priests teach for a price, and her prophets tell fortunes for money. Yet they look for the LORD's support and say, "Is not the LORD among us? No disaster will come upon us."