Hosea 4:11
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.

Berean Study Bible
Promiscuity, wine, and new wine take away understanding.

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

New King James Version
“Harlotry, wine, and new wine enslave the heart.

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

NASB 1995
Harlotry, wine and new wine take away the understanding.

NASB 1977
Harlotry, wine, and new wine take away the understanding.

Amplified Bible
Prostitution, wine, and new wine take away the mind and the [spiritual] understanding.

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they loved fornication, and wine and drunkenness have taken their heart

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The heart of my people has gladly engaged in fornication and wine and strong drink.

Contemporary English Version
and have been unfaithful to me, their LORD. My people, you are foolish because of too much pleasure and too much wine.

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

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

Good News Translation
The LORD says, "Wine, both old and new, is robbing my people of their senses!

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
Whoredom, and wine, and new wine, take the heart,

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.

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

Young's Literal Translation
Whoredom, and wine, and new wine, take the heart,

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Charges Against Israel
10They will eat but not be satisfied; they will be promiscuous but not multiply. For they have stopped obeying the LORD. 11Promiscuity, wine, and new wine take away understanding. 12My people consult their wooden idols, and their divining rods inform them. For a spirit of prostitution leads them astray and they have played the harlot against their God.…

Cross References
Leviticus 10:9
"You and your sons are not to drink wine or strong drink when you enter the Tent of Meeting, or else you will die; this is a permanent statute for the generations to come.

1 Samuel 25:36
When Abigail returned to Nabal, there he was in the house, holding a feast fit for a king, in high spirits and very drunk. So she told him nothing until morning light.

Proverbs 20:1
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is a brawler, and whoever is led astray by them 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 crave strong drink,

Isaiah 5:12
At their feasts are the lyre and harp, tambourines and flutes and wine. They disregard the actions of the LORD and fail to see the work of His hands.

Isaiah 28:7
These also stagger from wine and stumble from strong drink: Priests and prophets reel from strong drink and are befuddled by wine. They stumble because of strong drink, muddled in their visions and stumbling in their judgments.

Hosea 7:11
So Ephraim has become like a silly, senseless dove--calling out to Egypt, then turning to Assyria.


Treasury of Scripture

Prostitution and wine and new wine take away the heart.

take.

Hosea 4:12
My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God.

Proverbs 6:32
But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

Proverbs 20:1
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Promiscuity,
זְנ֛וּת (zə·nūṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2184: Adultery, infidelity, idolatry

wine,
וְיַ֥יִן (wə·ya·yin)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3196: Wine, intoxication

and new wine
וְתִיר֖וֹשׁ (wə·ṯî·rō·wōš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8492: Must, fresh grape-juice, fermented wine

take away
יִֽקַּֽח־ (yiq·qaḥ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

understanding.
לֵֽב׃ (lêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre


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