Hosea 4:4
New International Version
"But let no one bring a charge, let no one accuse another, for your people are like those who bring charges against a priest.

New Living Translation
"Don't point your finger at someone else and try to pass the blame! My complaint, you priests, is with you.

English Standard Version
Yet let no one contend, and let none accuse, for with you is my contention, O priest.

Berean Study Bible
But let no man contend; let no man offer reproof; for your people are like those who contend against a priest.

New American Standard Bible
Yet let no one find fault, and let none offer reproof; For your people are like those who contend with the priest.

King James Bible
Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.

Christian Standard Bible
But let no one dispute; let no one argue, for my case is against you priests.

Contemporary English Version
Don't accuse just anyone! Not everyone is at fault. My case is against you, the priests.

Good News Translation
The LORD says, "Let no one accuse the people or reprimand them--my complaint is against you priests.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But let no one dispute; let no one argue, for My case is against you priests.

International Standard Version
"Let no one fight or bring charges against another, for my dispute is with you, priest.

NET Bible
Do not let anyone accuse or contend against anyone else: for my case is against you priests!

New Heart English Bible
"Yet let no man bring a charge, neither let any man accuse; For your people are like those who bring charges against a priest.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"No one should accuse other people or bring charges against them. My case is against you priests.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yet let no man strive, neither let any man reprove; For thy people are as they that strive with the priest.

New American Standard 1977
Yet let no one find fault, and let none offer reproof; For your people are like those who contend with the priest.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Certainly man does not contend with nor reprehend man; for thy people are as those that resist the priest.

King James 2000 Bible
Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for your people are as they that strive with the priest.

American King James Version
Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for your people are as they that strive with the priest.

American Standard Version
Yet let no man strive, neither let any man reprove; for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But yet let not any man judge: and let not a man be rebuked: for thy people are as they that contradict the priest.

Darby Bible Translation
Yet let no man strive, and let no man reprove; for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.

English Revised Version
Yet let no man strive, neither let any man reprove; for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet let no man contend, nor reprove another: for thy people are as they that contend with the priest.

World English Bible
"Yet let no man bring a charge, neither let any man accuse; For your people are like those who bring charges against a priest.

Young's Literal Translation
Only, let no one strive, nor reprove a man, And thy people are as those striving with a priest.
Study Bible
God's Charges Against Israel
3Therefore the land mourns, and all who dwell in it will waste away with the beasts of the field and the birds of the air; even the fish of the sea disappear. 4But let no man contend; let no man offer reproof; for your people are like those who contend against a priest. 5You will stumble by day, and the prophet will stumble with you by night. So I will destroy your mother—…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 17:12
But the man who acts presumptuously, refusing to listen either to the priest who stands there to serve the LORD your God, or to the judge, must be put to death. You must purge the evil from Israel.

Ezekiel 3:26
I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth, and you will be silent and unable to rebuke them, though they are a rebellious house.

Hosea 4:17
Ephraim is joined to idols; leave him alone!

Amos 5:10
you hate the one who reproves in the gate and despise him who speaks with integrity.

Amos 5:13
Therefore, the prudent keep silent in such times, for the days are evil.

Treasury of Scripture

Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for your people are as they that strive with the priest.

let.

Hosea 4:17 Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.

Amos 5:13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.

Amos 6:10 And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burns him, to bring …

Matthew 7:3-6 And why behold you the mote that is in your brother's eye, but consider …

as.

Deuteronomy 17:12 And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not listen to the …

Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; …







Lexicon
But
אַ֥ךְ (’aḵ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 389: A particle of affirmation, surely

let no
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

man
אִ֛ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

contend;
יָרֵ֖ב (yā·rêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7378: To toss, grapple, to wrangle, controversy, to defend

let no
וְאַל־ (wə·’al-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

man
אִ֑ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

offer reproof;
יוֹכַ֣ח (yō·w·ḵaḥ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3198: To be right, reciprocal, to argue, to decide, justify, convict

for your people [are] like those
וְעַמְּךָ֖ (wə·‘am·mə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

who contend against
כִּמְרִיבֵ֥י (kim·rî·ḇê)
Preposition-k | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7378: To toss, grapple, to wrangle, controversy, to defend

a priest.
כֹהֵֽן׃ (ḵō·hên)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest
(4) Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another.--Better, Nevertheless, let no one contend, let no one reprove, for the voices of wise counsel, the warnings of the prophet, will be silenced. Ephraim will in his obstinate wrong-doing be left alone. The last clause of the verse is rendered by nearly all versions and commentators, Though thy people are as those who contend with a priest--i.e., are as guilty as those who transgress the teaching of the Torah by defying the injunctions of the priest (Deuteronomy 17:12-13; Numbers 15:33). But the Speaker's Commentary gives a different rendering, which is better adapted to the denunciations of the priest in the following verses (comp. Hosea 6:9). By a slight change in the punctuation of the Hebrew we obtain the interpretation, "And thy people, O priest, are as my adversaries." The position of the vocative in Hebrew, and the absence of the article, are, no doubt, objections to such a construction, but they are not insuperable, and the compensating advantage to exegesis is manifest.

4:1-5 Hosea reproves for immorality, as well as idolatry. There was no truth, mercy, or knowledge of God in the land: it was full of murders, 2Ki 21:16. Therefore calamities were near, which would desolate the country. Our sins, as separate persons, as a family, as a neighbourhood, as a nation, cause the Lord to have a controversy with us; let us submit and humble ourselves before Him, that he may not go on to destroy.
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